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Import Existing (Non-Sitefinity) Websites

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  1. Ramjet
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    15 Jul 2009
    28 Apr 2010
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    Hello,

    I have used other Telerik controls with great success so I wanted to give Sitefinity a shot for a new request. The request was to bring all our disparate websites under one "umbrella" and I thought this might be a good way to go. At this moment there are capabilities to Sitefinity we won't use such as polls / newsletters etc. but with them so easily available we just might.

    The install went just fine and I began looking for an admin manual link only to find none. Anyway I would like to "import" or somehow connect without smoke and mirrors my existing sites into Sitefinity so our intranet can become something of a one stop spot that of course varies by logged on user. Any ideas or even just a manual would be very helpful.

    Thank You
    JB

    P.S. Sitefinity community edition for now.
  2. Ramjet
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    28 Apr 2010
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    In the "File Exporer" section I see I can upload files but not sure this is what I want. Further I would prefer to code my pages through visual studio but not sure I can as it *SEEMS* the pages are stored in the dbase and rendered on the fly?
  3. Ivan Dimitrov
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    28 Apr 2010
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    Hello John Bonner,

    Sitefinity pages are stored into the database and they are not physical files. All logic is based inside user/custom controls. You could access page level events by creating a custom class that inherits InternalPage class. Sitefinity uses standard ASP.NET templates( master pages) and themes.

    Sitefinity supports standard ASP.NET web pages as a page of type "External Page". The External Pages cannot be edited through Sitefinity's page editor ( drag -drop controls. ) You could set only some properties and include the page in website navigation. External Pages should be modified through VS.

    Migration the content from one website to Sitefinity could be done by using the API. There is not straight forward way how to do this because there are many variables and only a few constants.

    You may find these support resources useful - http://www.sitefinity.com/support.aspx

    Greetings,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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