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Questions on preparing for a live deployment

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  1. G S S
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    17 Feb 2010
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    Hi,

    I have a couple of questions as I get closer to deploying Sitefinity:

    Do I upload the cms and replace my site on the live server?

    Sitefinity's visual design surface when you make a new page is very impressive, but it obviously does not have the full range of Visual Studio's features. Do I/can I upload pages with partial designs (eg contain datagrids and codebehinds) and then integrate these into Sitefinity)?

    I have my site and now the Sitefinity web app, both completely seperate, should I make the pages I have on my site again in Sitefinity (This won't be a big task as the site itself is small)? How are codebehind pages handled (as I have custom logic)? Do all pages go in files?

    How do I define different sections on the page for content?

    Thanks
  2. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hello G S S,

    Ftp the Sitefinity based website to the iis root where your host has allow you to store projects. Sitefinity pages are not physical files. You can move to the pages using controls. You can change the appearance of each page through your theme that should be located under App_Themes folder.

    Greetings,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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  3. G S S
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    Hi,

    I have now done this.

    When I make a site deriving from a template in sitefinity, can I edit the aspx and aspx.cs files to add my own custom logic to the page? If so, how?


    Thanks
  4. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hi G S S,

    The templates are represented by files in your App_Master folder. These are the master pages which you can modify. Since Sitefinity does not use physical files for its pages you need to work with controls. Another option is adding standard aspx pages and link them to Sitefinity as external pages.

    Sincerely yours,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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  5. Jacques
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    23 Feb 2010
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    Hi GSS

    In my experience I would say recreating all your pages in Sitefinity is the better route to go, especially if your site is small right now.

    For the functional parts of your site, and as with most CMS systems, you have to build either User Controls or Modules to achieve what you need. Sometimes it is possible to wrap existing functionality or simply just copy existing user controls to your project and make some minor adjustments.

    If your site has a feature that is repeated throughout the site or on specific types of pages I would consider adding this functionality to your master pages. For example you might have a newsletter sign up feature, which you could do as a user control and then drop it on to the template (or page), but you could also build it directly into your master page.

    Hope that helps a little.

    Regards,
    Jacques
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