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Sitecore Adaptive Images – Huge Crawling Logs Problem

Some time ago I have noticed that on our production environment the Crawling Log files were abnormally big – between 500 MB and 1 GB. After some digging was found out that they were just filling up with exceptions while crawling the media library. The exceptions look like this:

WARN Could not compute value for ComputedIndexField: urllink for indexable: sitecore://master/{8EA15044-EE2C-41DB-81D6-0A9C42062814}?lang=en&ver=1
Exception: System.NullReferenceException
Message: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
Source: Sitecore.Kernel
at Sitecore.Context.PageMode.get_IsNormal()
at adaptiveImages.AdaptiveImagesMediaProvider.GetMediaUrl(MediaItem item)
at Sitecore.ContentSearch.ComputedFields.UrlLink.ComputeFieldValue(IIndexable indexable)
at Sitecore.ContentSearch.LuceneProvider.LuceneDocumentBuilder.AddComputedIndexFields()

Considering the case that there are a tons of media (over 2000 items) and languages (there is a separate exception for each language) we had some pretty serious index time performance issues and hard disk space problems.

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User friendly development in Sitecore

User friendly development in Sitecore

Sitecore is an ideal product to manage complex websites. Editors which don’t have a technical vision but oriented in marketing only – it’s a little bit tricky to understand the custom made things.

Here I will show a few examples of how to implement things on a user friendly manner. That is also nice for the tester and other developers to find quickly the way in the created page templates and components.

It takes some time to make a beautiful and user-friendly Sitecore CMS environment. But at the end a user friendly Sitecore implementation save time and makes it fun to work with. Be nice to the editors, the user friendly cms implementation help to use thethings as they are intended.

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