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Spontaneous installation & design with Sitefinity 4.0 RC

by Gabe Sumner

I’ve created hundreds of new Sitefinity 4.0 projects during the past several months.  We’ve had 4 public pre-releases of Sitefinity 4.0 and I frequently download and experiment with our internal builds.  Because I’ve done this so many times, I’ve started to take for granted some of these first steps into 4.0.  However, as I look over some of the forum posts I see people who are still new to these foundational 4.0 concepts.

In order to help, I spontaneously decided to record a video showing my typical setup process with a new Sitefinity 4.0 web site:

Spontaneous installation & design video with Sitefinity 4.0 RC

This video examines the following topics:

  • Installation
  • Project creation
  • Template creation, in Sitefinity
  • Template creation, based on ASP.NET Master Pages
  • Content creation
  • Theme creation
  • Styling & layouts
  • Widget template customization


This recording was fairly spontaneous.  I didn’t have a script or much of a plan.  I had a vague idea of what I wanted to show and just started recording.  If the video seems a bit undirected, that’s why.  I’m sorry to anyone who was looking for a more polished presentation. 

The templates shown & referenced in this project can be download here.

Hopefully this will help some of you who are exploring the Sitefinity 4.0 RC over the weekend.

For more information

More information about the topics above can be found in the Sitefinity 4.0 documentation:

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  1. Glenn Coleman Nov 25, 2010
    Thanks -- quite helpful.  One vote for 'more like these'.

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