Shortcuts to content editor web and core

I often find myself switching between the core database, the master database and the web database in Sitecore. Each switch makes the content editor reload and I have to find my way back through the content tree to where I was before I need to switch databases.

This is a way to add shortcuts to a content editor for each database on the desktop in Sitecore.

  1. Switch to the core database
  2. Open the content editor and navigate to
    /sitecore/content/Documents and settings/All users/Start menu/Programs/Content Editor
  3. Create a duplicate of that item and name it “Content Editor Core”
  4. Create a duplicate of that item and name it “Content Editor Web”
  5. Select /sitecore/content/Documents and settings/All users/Start menu/Programs/Content Editor Core in the content tree and set the Parameters field to sc_content=core
  6. Change the display name
  7. Change the icon of the item to whatever you fin appropriate, I chose people/cubes_yellow.
    content_core
  8. Select /sitecore/content/Documents and settings/All users/Start menu/Programs/Content Editor Web in the content tree and set the Parameters field to sc_content=web
  9. Change the display name
  10. Change the icon of the item to whatever you fin appropriate, I chose people/cubes_green.
    content_web
  11. Switch back to master database
  12. Click the Sitecore button and select “All Applications”
  13. Drag and drop the different content editors to the desktop. (Chrome did not support drag and drop when writing this post so maybe you have to use IE to do the dragging and the dropping).
  14. All done!

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