SDL Tridion 2009 installation on windows 2008 64-bit

In a standard situation I would strongly advice against installing Tridion software yourself. It is far more efficient to hire a friendly Tridion application engineer to do the installation for you. The reason behind this is simple: They install Tridion on a weekly basis where I struggle to get one installation a year under my… Read More »

How to delete a publication from Tridion

Recently I came across a post (and a fellow Tridion blogger, keep up the good work!) which answered the question “Why won’t this publication delete?“.  It describes a tool (source code included) which helps you find the pages which you need to unpublish before you can delete the publication. It mentions two prerequisites which need… Read More »

Howto publish folders from SDL Tridion

In the Tridion cms content is being stored in folders. The folders are similar to folders in file systems, they contain both subfolders and components. However if you wish to publish the content of an entire folder you will have to traverse all subfolders yourself in order to select and publish the components manually. Not exactly a… Read More »

Tridion .NET templating, Yea or Nay

In version R5.3 Tridion has introduced Modular/Compound Templating, which offers (more) separation between layout and business logic. It also allows the implementation of Template Building Blocks (TBBs) with C# and/or .NET assemblies. A Template Building Block used with Modular/Compound Templating is (normally) responsible for one major task. For example: Converting XML to HTML, Publish all… Read More »

A short introduction

Due to the fact that I don’t have a personal blog, I’ll (ab)use the one Albert has… Thank you Albert. A short introduction; my name is Gerbrand Smit, I’m a colleague of Albert (also a consultant at Deloitte Consulting) and have been working with Tridion for more than six years now. In those past years… Read More »

Publish XML or HTML from Tridion?

I created a small evaluation in order to make a substantiated choice between publishing XML or HTML from Tridion. I already assume that you made the choice between static and dynamic publishing Perhaps it will be of interest to someone: XML HTML Separating content and presentation / Re-usability of data. Since the web application completely… Read More »

SDL Tridion Dynamic component templates vs static Rendering

Tridion has two main methods for publishing information to websites: Publishing chunks of content to the Tridion broker Publishing whole pages to the file system. Both publishing strategies have already been explained in previous posts. However the fundamental differences between both strategies deserves some additional attention. Publishing chunks of content (dynamic) In tridion chunks of… Read More »

SDL Tridion blueprinting for multilingual websites

Extending your online reach by targeting local audiences in their own language without compromising global brand consistency. This is what Tridion blueprinting is all about: Effectively managing your global message and allow local content editors to adapt and extend that message to incorporate cultural differences and local messages. This will maximize your impact on local… Read More »

SDL Tridion Publishing queue

Tridion uses a transactional publishing architecture which enables it to publish content to different websites or channels. To publish your content to a website or channel you specify a publish transaction which includes the publishing target and a date (and some advanced options). The publish transaction will then be placed in the publishing queue where… Read More »