We have all used the Sitecore's showconfig.aspx to take a look at the current Sitecore configuration, and validate that things are setup as intended. Most likely, this use case occurs when we are trying to solve a problem with our site (e.g. pipeline processor isn't executing). Unfortunately the ShowConfig.aspx page only functions on a successful startup of the Sitecore application. Recently, I was working on adding some patches to a Sitecore installation. The particular settings I was manipulating were triggered at application startup, and due to errors meant that Sitecore was throwing the infamous yellow screen of death; this meant I couldn't use the show config page to try and solve my problem. My solution: make my own show config page, and locate the issues with my startup. In this blog, I will go over my implementation for a standalone showconfig page, which can be used to debug and correct troublesome startup configurations.


When it came time to setup automated deployments with Octopus Deploy, at the time, I didn’t find much in the way of how others were configuring Octopus with Helix based solutions. I hope this post, and the previous post on automated builds (Part 1), can be a road map for you or provide a starting point for your CI setup journey.


“At XCentium, we are passionate about innovation we are excited to share this passion with the community. We believe better quality and progress will be achieved through open source efforts. We are committed to regular releases of new Sitecore Commerce plugins, as well as updates to the existing ones. We are hopeful the Sitecore community and other partners will participate in this initiative,” said Vasiliy Fomichev, Sitecore Commerce MVP and Technical Director at XCentium. 


Does your upcoming RFP process have you nervous or wondering what to expect? Perhaps this is your first Request for Proposal (RFP) experience, or you know, from past experiences, it can be better? From our experience working with clients, we have developed a list of practical tips and tricks that we have seen help companies go through this process successfully.


XCentium, an award winning digital consultancy, today announced Sitecore®, the global leader in experience software, has awarded ten of its employees with the coveted Sitecore Most Valuable Professional (MVP) title. XCentium is one of the few worldwide partners to have been awarded 10 or more MVPs.


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