Items as Resources plugin

Abstract

Overview of the Items as Resources plugin for the DevEx CLI.

Using the Sitecore CLI Items as Resources plugin, you can create an item package in a resource file with configurable options. Items as Resources is a capability that extends the possible sources for Sitecore items. It lets you load a subset of items from precompiled resource items on disk and merges them into the user-visible content tree.

Items are still loaded and presented in the content tree and work just like regular Sitecore items. When you make a change and save, it copies the entire item to the content database.

This functionality supports and simplifies several scenarios:

  • Continuous integration and container-friendly deployment

  • Disk-only installation of modules with easy composition and support for uninstallation

  • Continuous integration scenarios for solution developers with blue-green deployment of code and definition items together

  • Version upgrades

Note

For more information on installing and using the Items as Resources plugin, see The CLI itemres command.