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Adding new pages to the CMS backend itself

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  1. G S S
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    27 Dec 2009
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    Hi,

    I want to add new pages to the Sitefinity CMS (not new pages to my site front end, but to the CMS itself). These will be for maintaining my SQL Server (some stats, add rows, as my site is DB driven).

    What do I need to be aware of? Can I just open the CMS as a VS solution and make a new page inheriting from the masterpage and then add the new link to the masterpage?

    The problem I had with my Sitefinity deployment is my site is already made and I do not want to make the pages again to have data editing functionality, and anyway, as mentioned, they are DB driven.

    Other than that, Sitefinity seems pretty powerful.

    Thanks
  2. Ivan Dimitrov
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    27 Dec 2009
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    Hello G S S,

    All IPage objects are not physical they are internal for Sitefinity. You have two options

    1. Create pages through Sitefinity UI. Then you can set "Show in navigation" property of each page to false. By doing so you will hide these pages from the front end.

    2. Create a regular ASP.NET pages and maintain then through Visual Studio. You can add these pages to Sitefinity as "External page"

    You may find the following article useful - Pages Overview

    Kind regards,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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  3. G S S
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    With both methods, would they appear in the backend navigation?

    If my admin page has forms and associated logic, I would need to access a live-version of this in the backend.

    Approach 2 seems ideal as I would make the page and write the code first.
  4. Soren Michelsen
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    13 Jul 2012
    27 Dec 2009
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    I was just watching one of the webinars (litterally minutes ago) and I think an "Intra Site Module" might be what you're looking for. Check out the video link below. You'll know withing the first 9-10 minutes if this is what you want.

    Introduction to Sitefinity Intra-Site Module Creation


    Good luck,
    Jeppe
    Denmark

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