Focal point crop v1.1

Within a few days after launching my focal point crop extension for Content Hub, I already improved my extension quite a bit. Originally, I replaced the original Entity image viewer component, with the idea to add this new focal point functionality as unobtrusive as possible. In practice, however, this proved to have some disadvantages: my …

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Content Hub: Focal point crop

Content Hub has multiple cropping strategies as you might know: crop to center, smart crop and custom crop. Smart cropping is “a feature that intelligently examines the content of an image and automatically focuses on the most important part of an image for cropping”, as the documentation states. Although the result is often spot on, …

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Automatic Forms data disposal

This is part two of my blog series on Data Privacy, accompanying my Sitecore modules developed for automatic disposal of personal data in Sitecore.Read part one if you’re new to this topic. An overview of Sitecore databases This is an overview of all non-content databases of a typical Sitecore installation. Mind that Cortex and the …

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Sliding expiration & automatic disposal

TL;DR? Here’s a quick summary Sitecore doesn’t remove xDB data automatically. You will need to execute the Right to be Forgotten either manually from the dashboard or from custom code. Setting your cookie lifetime to match your privacy policy only removes the link between the visitor’s browser and his data in xDB. If you do …

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New module: Sitecore Shrink

I have just released the first version of my new Sitecore module! Shrink is a Sitecore utility module that gives you insight in the usage of your media library. Pretty much like a disk usage statistics viewer for your hard drives. get insight in the usage of your media library items But next to that, it …

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Power Publish for Sitecore XP 8

I have updated my Sitecore Power Publish module, now simply called “Power Publish”. The module is now tested up to Sitecore XP 8.0 Update 1 and I have also tested the compatibility of the module towards workflows. The module still works great up to Sitecore version 8 and it respects workflow states in the same …

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Colours Hackathon

Last week we had our first Hackathon at Colours, and it was a blast! There were a lot of great ideas, ranging from better time-tracking apps and a mobile poker app for Scrum poker sessions, to multiple content management add-ons and even an iBeacon utility that you can easily administer online. My submission came in …

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Sitecore Power Publish

Whenever training our clients on how to use our Sitecore implementations, I always get the same three questions about publishing items in Sitecore: How do I unpublish an item? Where can I see if an item has been published? I have added this image and published my content item, but the image isn’t visible on …

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