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Strange behaviour of Sitefinity 3.2 Community website after deployment

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  1. Sunil
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    I just installed the a website based on Sitefinity 3.2.
    I am facing a lot of problems with this a deployment.

    (1) I had an 'Images /Documents' library on my dev machine VS 2005 project for my website, with contained all images that rendered properly.  But when I deploy it, then these images show up as broken links in admin area for 'Images & Documents'. Also, these images do not render in my website pages after deployment ( they were rendering on my dev machine).

    (2) On my dev machine, when I edit a page, the 'Contact Us' section renders with 'generic content' that I can edit. But, after deployment, when I edit the page the 'Contact Us' section shows no generic content panel that I can edit, but it shows as a 'non-editable' area.

    (3) When I try to edit a template after deployment, it does not not render saying 'The page cannot be found'.

    I think these are quite annoying especially when one finds it works well on dev machine, but fails on deployment.

    I have also moved the database for my sitefinity project to deployment server.

    Sunil

     

  2. Rebecca
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    Hello Sunil,

    (1) and (3) You cannot view/edit templates (and most probably view/upload/download images and documents) because the ISAPI mappings for .template, .sflb and .tmb extensions are not set on your IIS virtual directory on the server. Please refer to section Configuring IIS of the Sitefinity User Manual or section Troubleshooting for details. 

    Don't forget to register the ContentHttpHandler handler for the extensions in the application web.config as well:

    <httpHandlers>  
        <add verb="GET" path="*.sflb" type="Telerik.Cms.Engine.ContentHttpHandler, Telerik.Cms.Engine" />  
        <add verb="GET" path="*.tmb" type="Telerik.Cms.Engine.ContentHttpHandler, Telerik.Cms.Engine" />  
    </httpHandlers> 

    (2) What is the 'Contact Us' section? Is it a ContentPlaceHolder? Is the Generic Content control placed in the corresonding template? Does this happen at the Pages > Sitemap or Pages > Templates tab?

    Regards,

    Rebecca
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  3. Sunil
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    My website is hosted by a hosting service provider, and so I don't know if I can change the IIS mappings. What solution you have in this case?

    The 'Contact Us' section is the standard section that gets put into page whenever you create a new page. It's a generic content at the 'template' level.

    Sunil

  4. Rebecca
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    Hello Sunil,

    Well, there isn't another solution apart form asking your hosting provider to make these changes to the IIS configuration for your virtual directory. All these ISAPI mappings are required for Sitefinity.
    They should either add these extensions or set wildcard application mappings as described in the Sitefinity User Manual > Configuring IIS > Wildcard Application Mappings.

    Best wishes,
    Rebecca
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  5. Sunil
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    What Id was the following:

    1. Used the Sitefinity on my local machine, but changed the database string to point to my hosting provider database. Then I was able to atleast make changes to a 'Template' like 'main' or 'inner'. This allowed me to make changes to the generic content in 'Contact Us' section. So that problem was solved.
    2. For images, I simply created a 'Images' folder under my root on my hosting provider's server. Then I added all necessary images to this folder, and changed the generic content to use these images rather than the images in its module.

    I think you guys should partner with companies that provide 'Sitefinity' friendly hosting. Or may Telerik should start 'Sitefinity' hosting.

    Sunil
  6. Marwan
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    Hi All,

    I face the same situation  with the Images and admin module even. one workaround is to put the site on the wwwroot directory in a folder with the same name in installation time.

    My site provider do all settings to me.

    I hope Sitefinity will give us some fix for this.
  7. Gabe Sumner
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    I think you guys should partner with companies that provide 'Sitefinity' friendly hosting. Or may Telerik should start 'Sitefinity' hosting.

    Hi Sunil,

    One hosting partnership is already in place with DiscountASP.net:

    http://blogs.sitefinity.com/Ivan/Post/08-03-13/sitefinity_on_discountasp_net.aspx

    I hosted my Sitefinity web site for almost a year on DiscountASP.net.  DiscountASP.net appears to be very developer friendly.

    Gabe Sumner
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