New Google Chrome Extension: Sitecore Author Toolbox

Tuesday 10th December 2019.

This Chrome extension provides a set of handy tools for Sitecore Authors: Live URL, Grouped errors, Flags, Dark mode, Notifications, Media drag & drop…

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Main features

• Displays Live URLs of a page
• Dynamic error messages
• Language flags + version highlight
• Support native Drag and Drop upload to your media folders
• Desktop notification on Publish
• Dark Mode UI
• Right-to-left support (Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Undu, Sindhi)
• Launchpad icon / Desktop menu
• Favourites Bar in Content Tree
• Resume form where you left in Sitecore after login/reload
• Character counter
• Auto Expand Tree
• Translate Mode Copy Button
• Accordion sections to tabs
• Html Editor color syntax + autocompletion
• Experience Editor Quick Tabs

What’s new in 1.6:

• Translate Mode Copy Button
• Experience Editor Quick Tabs
• Auto Expand Tree
• Bug fixing and improvements

What’s new in 1.5:

• Dark mode in Experience Editor
• Language flag in Experience Editor ribbon
• Browser icon badge when Sitecore is detected
• Dark mode fixes
• Load speed improvement

What’s new in 1.4:

• Character counter (input, text area)
• Go To Item action in Multi-list Select and Bucket Select lists
• Better Experience Editor mode detection
• Bug fixing and improvements

What’s new in 1.3:

• Sharable Urls (Recipients must have the extension installed)
• Multi-list view enhancement, with template icons and path (beta)
• On a live page: Right click > Edit page into Experience Editor (beta)
• Experience Editor improvements (Button fields tooltip, Dynamic errors in EditFrames, UI improvement
• Better Live URL (Site is now detected via your site grouping cookie)
• Loads of bug fixing and improvements for Dark mode and RTL
• Fallback if “Quick Info” and “Title Bar” section are not activated in your Content Editor

Additional information

If your Sitecore install is highly customised or not one of the tested versions, then certain features might not work.
Requires that Sitecore is installed to the default directory of /sitecore/ and your homepage name to be set as “Home”.

Tested on Sitecore versions:
• 9.2 (rev. 002893)
• 8.2 (rev. 180406)