Sitecore Chrome Plugins

One of the most exciting feature of Sitecore, is the way it can be customized according to our needs to make our life easier.

In this blog post I’ll will provide some Google Chrome plugins which will make working with Sitecore much easier.

  • Sitecore Developer Tool
  • Sitecore Extensions
  • Sitecore Helper
  • Sitecore Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Sitecore Straight to Datasource
  • Sitecore Analytics Developer Tools

 

Sitecore Developer Tool

Sitecore Developer Tool allows working with Sitecore CMS, that is active in the current chrome browser window. Using this plugin, you can quickly navigate to different Sitecore admin pages like serialization, cache, show config and so on.  You can also switch between databases/set new database on the option page and also, all configuration settings are available under option page, therefore you can add, remove or edit these pages.

The context menu option allows you to quickly go to Sitecore item, for this you should select the appropriate command and item id from the context menu.

You can find this Google Chrome plugin and more details here.

 Sitecore Developer Tool

 

Sitecore Extensions

This plugin adds many improvements to a standard Sitecore CMS which make your life much easier. The most important feature of this module is so called Launcher.

Just type Ctrl+ Space, search for the commands and execute, the plugin will do the remain work.

You can find this Google Chrome plugin and more details here.

Sitecore Extensions

 

Sitecore Helper

This Google Chrome plugin upgrades the Sitecore CMS interface with toggleable usability fixes. This plugin applies several fixes & updates to the Sitecore user interface, you can use the options menu to toggle them on/off:

The below are the option in this plugin:

Language Selector
• Language list is sorted alphabetically
• Language code shown for each language (e.g. ‘en-GB’)
• Current language moved to top of the list
• Default ‘en’ language is moved to top of the list
• Language with versions moved to top of list
• Language that have versions are highlighted ….

Publish Dialog
• Languages are sorted alphabetically
• Default ‘en’ language is moved to top of the list
• Language code shown for each language (e.g. ‘en-GB’)

General
• Shortcuts to Sitecore admin pages [e.g. cache.aspx, showconfig.aspx] (right click on the blue icon in the url bar)

You can find this Google Chrome plugin and more details here.

Sitecore Helper

 

Sitecore keyboard shortcuts:

This Google chrome plugin will speed up your Sitecore experience by creating hot key combinations to execute common actions. This plugin will allow you to create hot keys to quickly complete common tasks in Sitecore.

If you have an Sitecore Item Id or Path copied to your clipboard, just press paste Ctrl + v in the Content Editor and that item will be displayed!

Go to Datasource

When you have the Sublayout dialog open (via Layout Details) and if you have the data source field populated,  simply enter Alt + 0, you will find the data source item displayed in a new window!

Favorite Items
You can save your favorite items by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Foo on an item (where Foo is a number 1 – 9).This is especially useful for demos or for quick access to frequently used items. No need to repeatedly expand the content tree any longer.

Below are some other actions for which we can assign shortcuts

  • Go to Item with specified item id
  • Go back to previous item
  • Go forwards to next item
  • Open the publish dialogue
  • Go to template of current item
  • Open the presentation details of the current item
  • Open the page editor

You can find this Google Chrome plugin and more details here.

Sitecore keyboard shortcuts

 

Sitecore Straight to Datasource

This plugin will add a link to the data source of all items in Multilist, Treelist and drop link fields. The Sitecore straight to datasource plugin adds new links against TreeList, MultiList and DropLinks allowing you to navigate to the datasource of any option item without having to go to raw values, copy, search etc…! Click an option to display the link to the datasource.

You can find this Google Chrome plugin and more details here.

Sitecore Straight to Datasource

 

Sitecore Analytics Developer Tools

This chrome plugin adds a tab to developer tools with Sitecore analytics debugging information. This plugin provides a new tab in Developer Tools to debug the Sitecore analytics and geolocation. In order to use the extension you need to install the Sitecore module first that expose the debugging information.

Follow the installation instructions from:
https://github.com/JackTheHack/SharedSource.ChromeAnalyticsDebugger

You can find this Google Chrome plugin and more details here.

Sitecore Analytics Developer Tools

 

 

 

 

 

 

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