Azure worker reset module for Sitecore PaaS


Hi Champs,

Today I am going to introduce my new Module for Sitecore Azure PaaS. This module is called Azure Worker Exchanger details for this are as below.

What is Azure Worker Exchanger?

Azure Worker Exchanger Module is a facility created in association with Microsoft Azure Worker API to kill and replace any of the corrupt or non-performing workers created in Azure PaaS. This module should be used only when any worker process is showing a spike in performance and behaving abnormally or got corrupted, to analyze these below are the symptoms.

  1. Website loading slowly.
  2. Some of the users are not able to visit the website.
  3. Azure is throwing many alerts for performance issues.
  4. Azure matrics showing spikes for performance.

How to use this Module?

  1. Download the Module here.
  2. Install on CM role with Sitecore Package Installer.
  3. Once done you can navigate to the below URL to find the Form.
  4. Once the form is open you need to supply few details about your Azure Web app. (These are very simple and exactly as mentioned in below photo)
  5. Once you filled the form submit it.
  6. You will get a response message back.
  7. After that wait for 5-10 minutes for Azure to settle everything.
  8. Once everything is settled you need to go to the Azure Web app and open a kudu to see a new worker created with new underlying resources.

Happy Learning !! Keep Learning !!


Sitecore Module – Social Media Side Menu

Hi Champs,

Happy to announce that, my first Sitecore Module got released at Sitecore Marketplace.

Today I am going to share the details about the module which I have created please have a glance on below information which can help you for installing and using my Sitecore Module.

Pre-requisites to install this module:

  1. Download the Module from the below link.

  1. You Should be using Sitecore 8.0XP and higher.
  2. This Module is tested on Sitecore versions- 8.2,9.0,9.1,9.1.1.
  3. You should have a .NET framework
  4. You should have Glass-mapper “Glass.Mapper.Sc.Web.MVC” library(DLL) installed in the bin folder.
  5. Should have an idea of your Sitecore content tree, pages in the content tree and placeholders used for the same.

How to install this module:

  1. Download this module from Sitecore marketplace.
  2. Go to Sitecore.
  3. Open Package installation wizard.
  4. Upload and install this package.

How to configure this module:

  1. Once install this module go to Sitecore content tree.
  2. Select the page item where you want to add Social Media Menus for navigation.
  3. Go to Presentation tab from ribbon.
  4. Select the Details button and go to Final Layout of the opened wizard.1
  5.   Add new control. Once the wizard is opened Select “Social Side Menu Rendering” and add placeholder name to this which you used for page display in my case it is “content”, note in your case it would different.2
  6. Once this added you can go to controls option and select Social Media menu option by default you will get 5 Social Menus added.3
  7. Once saved this, you can see the preview.
  8. You can add as many menu items as you want.(Use—/Sitecore/content/Social Side Menu/Social Side Menus)
  9. We have the facility to restrict how many we want to display on the page.(Use—/Sitecore/content/Social Side Menu/Navigation Counter)
  10. And now you’re ready to publish the same.