Dylan McCurry
I am a certified Sitecore developer with a passion for the web. I hopped into the .NET space 5 years ago to work on enterprise-class applications and never looked back. I love building things—everything from from Legos to software that solves real problems. I have a strong foundation of backend skills, with sweet spots like security, portal solutions and APIs. Early on, before I had the benefit of SCORE, I made a lot of mistakes with Sitecore but learned a lot in the course of the struggle. I would like to support other developers by contributing my perspective on doing things “the Sitecore way,” rather than fighting the framework. Did I mention I love video games?

Creating an Experience Editor Ribbon button for SCORE pages

Recently on a few of my projects, we’ve been discussing how to further enhance the content authoring experience for users.  Typically within a SCORE site, we end up creating various page templates that represent logical portions of the site.  These page templates typically have custom fields that drive functionality within the pages. Providing a mechanism […]

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Site Clusters – Part 3: Owning your language architecture

When we talk about Site Clusters — as you hopefully read in Part 1 and Part 2 of this series — we’re referring to the localization strategy for translating a website from one localized language to many other localized languages. Let’s imagine you have a website which you want to distribute to all of North America.

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Using a Sitecore Item Provider for Component Security

You can use Data Providers for Security? Recently, @techphoria414 asked on the Sitecore Stack Exchange: “What are some appropriate uses for Sitecore Data Providers?” My answer was: When Security is just too complicated for Sitecore. People offered a lot of suggestions with lots of ways to implement data providers using different strategies and philosophies. Still, I thought […]

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Sitecore Help Text in Experience Editor

When building Sitecore-powered websites, it’s easy to forget about the content authoring experience. We live in this system and we’re used to its quirks, so we’re not often reminded that others–like our content teams–don’t share the same level of familiarity and comfort. We also can forget that making Sitecore friendlier for our content team is critical to […]

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Searching Sitecore Page Datasources in Atomic Architecture

Searching Sitecore Page Datasources When first enabling search in your Sitecore solution, you may find that page content is not searchable. This is especially true if you heavily rely on Experience Editor for your site assembly. Searching Sitecore page datasources is solved by a very common pattern that I refer to as “Page Visualization.” Page Visualization […]

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