Releasing the tiger: how to profit from Solr in your Tridion CM

Any Tridion installation comes with a powerful search engine to facilitate the full-text search in the Content Manager Explorer: Solr. The way Solr is used in Tridion reminds me of a caged tiger. After all, Solr is one of the most popular search engines in the world, and it’s immensely powerful. The full capabilities of Solr are definitely not exposed in Tridion, neither in the small search box nor in the advanced search screen. In this blog, I will explain how you can release the tiger!

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Show me the publish queue – but quick!

The Tridion publish queue, what can I say about it that wouldn’t be censored by the authorities right away? It can be horribly slow, that’s for sure. This is mainly because so much data is going across the line.

If you have access to the Tridion CM database, you can save yourself valuable time, but the results are sometimes hard to understand. Here is a trick to improve that!

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An integrated digital experience: Breaking down marketing silos

A brand is only as strong as its operations, so when a creative piece needs to be uploaded to your company’s CMS (content management system), what is the usual process of obtaining the correct file? Is it always as straight-forward as it should be? It’s likely that the process includes reaching out to one of your creative colleagues, waiting for them to find it amongst their personal storage, then sending it through some form of communication.

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