Page Editor Help, Wildcard, Advanced Publish Dialog, Client Event Tracker and l337ing Sitec0re.

This month we added five new modules to the Sitecore Shared Source Library. A module that allows you to show help videos on a topic when an editor is in the Page Editor, a module that makes it easier to work with wildcard items with the help of the Sitecore rule engine, a module to monitor the publishing jobs, a module that allows you to use the Sitecore Analytics API with JavaScript and a module that can l337 your site from a n00b level to l337 hax0r.

The Page Editor Help module allows you to attach YouTube videos on each item in the Page Editor that could help explain a topic on the site.

So after installing the module you get a field on your item in the help section where you can select the videos that you want to show on the item to help explain subjects on the page.

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The module was contributed by Tim Ward from Sitecore Australia which you can find blogging here.

The Wildcard module makes it easier to work with Sitecore wildcard items and the dynamic URLs that resolve to them. You can use the Sitecore rule engine to manage what to do with the wildcards like seen here

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The module was contributed by Adam Conn who made a video about the module which you can find here and he is blogging about Sitecore here.

The Advanced Publish Dialog module gives you a dialog to monitor the publishing jobs that are running with the ability to cancel them if some takes too long and seems to simply hang. Another feature of the module is extending the publish dialog so that if you are about to publish an item with sub items a dialog box will ask you if you would also like to publish the item’s sub items. A good reminder if you only think that you are publishing one item instead of many.

The module was contributed by Ivan Sharamok who you can find blogging here with a post about this module explaining all the things it can do. He has also recorded a video showing what the module does.

The Client Event Tracker module allows tracking client side events with Sitecore Analytics. Future plans include DMS support and extending the API.

The module was contributed by Alexander Doroshenko who is blogging here and also about what the module can do.

With the L33t to S1t3c0re module you can translate the text on your web site to l337 without doing any coding and configuration.

You can in the settings set the level of L337ness you want to display on your site.

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The module was contributed by Sitecore solution architect Rasmus Rasmussen who you can find blogging here.

The Shared Source module Sitemap XML version 2 now supports multiple sites, thanks to a nice contribution from Michael Nguyen from Next Digital. I have seen some posts on the Shared Source forum on SDN on how to use the Sitemap XML module when you have multiple sites and now it can be set up easily in the include file and you are set to go.

Until next time, happy coding and sharing.

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~ by Jimmie Overby on October 3, 2011.

3 Responses to “Page Editor Help, Wildcard, Advanced Publish Dialog, Client Event Tracker and l337ing Sitec0re.”

  1. Would love to know more about Page Editor help module. Is there a video of it in action? It seems even more appropriate for this particular module 🙂

    • No, I haven’t created a video review for the module but it is fairly simple to set up and test. If you want I can probably create a short video review for it?

      • I was just curious, it looks very cool but I can’t quite figure out exactly what happens from the screenshot.

        Does the help button on the right list all the videos assigned to the item(page) you’re editing in Page Editor? When you click, do the videos play inline on the same page?

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