21 Jan 2013
29 Jan 2014
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We have built out a site in Sitefintiy 6.3, and the client has decided to purchase the Multisite module. When we activate the Multisite module, the content in the backend for our existing site disappears and we are unable to manage the site content/pages, etc. The site is still running on the frontend, but we see a Default in the upper left of the admin and when we click on Default > Manage Sites, there are no sites listed. When I try to create a site, there are no existing sites listed from which I can copy content. If I go ahead and create the new site, then hit the frontend at my old URL, I get the Sitefinity message that no pages have been created yet, login and create some pages. This almost gave me a heart attack, but it seems deleting this site and deactivating the Multisite module luckily put everything back.
So my question to you is, what is the proper way to activate the Multisite module and keep my existing site intact, and be able to share the content with my existing site with any new sites I create? All documentation I have found so far explains how to activate the Multisite and start using it on a new instance - is it even possible to do what we are hoping?