Using AngularJS directives in Sitecore edit mode

It is quite a standard approach that you can see in many CMS project now - designs, UX, and HTML is done upfront or way in advance in comparison with CMS development. You might think now about Agile and say that all done almost simultaneously within one iteration, but even in this case, you would need to have HTML done before it would be converted into your Sitecore rendering. In addition to that, there is a huge shift towards front-end technologies which affect Sitecore projects as well....

July 5, 2016 · 6 min · Alex Smagin

Render wrapper around components in Experience Editor (aka Page Editor)

When you working in Experience Editor (previously Page Editor) it is quite difficult to understand the hierarchy of controls and their relation to each other, moreover, it is not always clear where your control ends and placeholder starts. Why not add some wrappers around controls? Let’s see how we can do this. Approach We need to create a pipeline processor that will inject some markup around the component if the page is in editing mode....

May 18, 2015 · 3 min · Alex Smagin