Saturday, October 25, 2014

Sitecore PowerShell Extensions Tip 2 - Set Random Wallpaper

As of late I've spent more time using Sitecore PowerShell Extensions.Today I decided to change the wallpaper with a random image from the media library.

# Get all the first level items in the images folder.
$items = Get-ChildItem -Path "master:\media library\images\"
# Select an item at random.
$item = $items[(Get-Random -Maximum ($items.length - 1))]
$url = [Sitecore.Resources.Media.MediaManager]::GetMediaUrl($item)

# Get the user in need of a refreshed wallpaper.
$user = Get-User -Identity "sitecore\admin" -Authenticated
$user.Profile.SetCustomProperty("Wallpaper", $url)

I hope this encourages you to spend a little more time in SPE.