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  1. Tony Archer
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    11 Feb 2005
    19 Oct 2008
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    I have a custom rolled website which has a lot of custom features which wouldn't adapt well to Sitefinity.  However, after having created a couple sites for customers with Sitefinity I like the Blog implementation.

    Is there an easy way to keep my existing site and just have a single page sitefinity "site" which is just a blog page?

    Would the safest way to do that be to put the site in a sub-directory?

    Also, what about the database?  Do I run any risks if I put the sitefinity database in the existing database?

    Any other thoughts?
  2. Gabe Sumner
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    09 Sep 2007
    20 Oct 2008
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    You should be able to co-mingle a Sitefinity installation with your existing web site. 

    Sitefinity will serve pages that are setup inside it, otherwise the requests will be passed to the standard ASPX pages setup in the file system.

    Here is what I would recommend:

    1.  Backup EVERYTHING (database & files)
    2.  Download the Sitefinity Blank Project Zip file.
    3.  Unzip the Sitefinity Blank Project into your web site's directory.
    4.  Access ~/Sitefinity and setup Sitefinity & your connection to your database.

    At this point your existing web site should still work.  Although you might need to re-do some of your changes to the web.config file.  This file would've been overwritten by the unzipping the Sitefinity Blank project.

    Now just setup your Sitefinity blog and create a Sitefinity blog page.  You can link your existing ASPX pages to this virtual Sitefinity page.

    In theory, this should work.  Be sure to make good backups though.

    Gabe Sumner


  3. Ivan Dimitrov
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    23 Oct 2008
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    Hello Tony,

    You can also create a virtual directory for Sitefinity and call the blogs as a sub domain or as a sub folder. Gabe, thank you for sharing your idea in our community.

    Best wishes,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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