Developing in Sitecore 7.5 — Adding Sitecore Rocks

As part of my Developing in Sitecore series, this post is going to review how to get Sitecore Rocks connected to your Sitecore instance (and then how to add that reference to your project).

NOTE: If you are going to be developing on a local Sitecore instance you will want to run your Visual Studio as an administrator (elevated permissions). This is because when you’re creating the connection, Sitecore Rocks will attempt to publish a helper service (Hard Rock Web Service). This is completely optional, but when developing local (and you have the ability to do so) I recommend using the custom data provider (for reasons explained in the previously referenced link).

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