Sitecore Getting With Sitecore Development

Starting Sitecore CMS development can be a very daunting task.  If you want to learn Sitecore, or, you work for a company that is interested in Sitecore and you don’t really understand what it is and why you should use it, then this page will hopefully get you on the first rung of the ladder.  You are never too old or too young to learn a new CMS.  Learning Sitecore isn’t as hard as you think.

This guide was written as a gentle introduction to Sitecore.  Everything in here is light reading and you should be able to get through it all in less than an hour.  This guide doesn’t cover any hardcore code samples (that will come later) but simply aims to help yo understand how Sitecore can benefit your business and how to install it.

Sitecore 7 : Getting Started The Basics

So you've installed Sitecore. now what. In today's tutorial, I'm going to give a brief overview of how you can get started using Sitecore CMS. The first thing you probably care about after running the installer is checking Sitecore is up and runni[...]

How To Install Sitecore 7 For Beginners

Working with Sitecore has many cool features and it is definitely a good CMS to learn. The way it deals with analytics and cross-channel communication are two of its strongest features and is definitely a great CMS platform pick. If you successfully [...]

How To Install Sitecore 8 In Less Than 10 Minutes

If you are reading this guide and you know nothing about Sitecore, then I would recommend reading the first part of this article http://jondjones.com/learn-sitecore-cms/sitecore-developers-guide/sitecore-getting-with-sitecore-development/how-to-insta[...]

I'm getting a 'Required license is missing: Runtime' when running my Sitecore site

In order for your Sitecore website to work, you need to have a valid license file. License files can only be obtained by spending the money and getting one from Sitecore. I've got this error and it's usually because I'm installing Sitecore from sourc[...]

How To Uninstall A Sitecore Website

Removing a Sitecore instance is usually a pretty painless affair.  On a day-to-day basis you have a few options open to you. One of the easiest options is to just use Windows.  For every Sitecore instance you create, an entry will be made in the p[...]

How To Install A Sitecore Website Using the Sitecore Instance Manager

There are a few ways of installing Sitecore.  My personal preference is using the Sitecore Instance Manager.  One good example why come to special characters in your website name. If you use the standard Sitecore installer and try to create a website[...]

Sitecore and Mongo: How To Install Mongo DB in 5 Minutes

As of Sitecore 7.5, the 'Sitecore Experience Database' was introduced (xDB). The official xDB blurb is that 'xDB collects all your customer interactions from all channel sources in a real-time, big data repository.' In normal terms, it's real time an[...]

What Is Sitecore?

I regularly work with different CMS systems and the question I am always asked by clients is... which CMS is the best one?   If you go by the industry recommendations (Gartner magic quadrant) in 2017 Sitecore is number 1.  A simple comparison on webs[...]

Why Is Sitecore Development So Difficult To Get Into?

I’m guessing that there are probably two types of people reading this blog post. The ones who’ve heard about Sitecore and would like to know a little bit more about it and those ones who have just started a new job or contract for a company and have [...]

How Can Sitecore Help My Business?

A website is the easiest way for a company to communicate with customers.  A website can help you accomplish many different marketing strategies which in turn can help your business grow.  A website can be set-up as an online shop so you can sell you[...]

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