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Evaluating Sitefinity for new community driven content project

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  1. Matthew Bertulli
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    07 Oct 2009
    26 Jan 2010
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    This is my first post here, so please excuse me if I've missed a similar thread to this one.  My partners and I are working on a project that would involve a fairly large number of content contributors (5,000+).  We'd ultimately like them to be able to login, create a new "Article" and have that article require approval.  Once approved, the article would show up on the public site in the appropriate category (the user would choose the category when creating the "Article".

    These content contributors would request access to publish content and they would be verified through professional channels to ensure they are meeting the minimum requirements.

    I'm thinking that these content contributors are also going to need a simplified method of adding content.  I'd like their process to be:

    1. Create New Article
    - Choose Category
    - Choose Tags

    2. Article Goes for Approval

    3. Article Approved & Published on Site

    We'd love the site urls to be structured in this way:

    domain.com/Articles/Category/seo-friendly-article-name-articleID1234.aspx
    domain.com/Articles/ - list out all article categories

    I guess my question is, is this easily doable with SiteFinity, or should I be looking elsewhere? 

    I've downloaded the trial version and really like the interface for administration, but would love to see something far simpler for content contributors.

    What do the experts here think?


  2. Ivan Dimitrov
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    26 Jan 2010
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    Hello Matthew Bertulli,

    1. Create New Article
    - Choose Category
    - Choose Tags


    There is no problem to do this with 5 clicks from the backend.

    2. Article Goes for Approval
    3. Article Approved & Published on Site

    Once the article is created you could send it for Approval them someone else who has needed permissions can approve it an publish it.


    We'd love the site urls to be structured in this way:

    domain.com/Articles/Category/seo-friendly-article-name-articleID1234.aspx
    domain.com/Articles/ - list out all article categories


    By design the url of the article is formed by the news article title. There is a build-in control that lists all items on a certain page - say Articles.aspx. Another controls is responsible for filtering items by category so you can display only items from a certain category.

    There is built in UrlRewriter that you can use to alter the links in case of some preferable format. You can also give a try to our demo website - http://demo.sitefinity.com/Home.aspx

    Sincerely yours,
    Ivan Dimitrov
    the Telerik team

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  3. Matthew Bertulli
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    Thanks Ivan.  I will give this a shot.
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