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Setting up alternate site

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  1. Frank
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    21 Apr 2009
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    I need to create an alternate version of the new website I am working on. Basically I need two different sites to give two different options of how the site could look.

    What is the best way to go about doing this?
  2. Ivan Dimitrov
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    22 Apr 2009
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    Hello Frank,

    Thank you for using our services.

    If the content should be the same for the both sites you could modify master pages and themes. You can copy all pages and apply the new themes to them  so that you can see how the pages will look. If you have to alter the position of controls and placeholders you can get the DB from the old website - where the content is stored and make changes to content items, pages and functionality.

    If your approach is different, let us know.

    Best wishes,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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  3. Marianella
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    I am trying to do something like this. I have a full copy of the database in another database, I am ableto load the CMS, but pointing to the live data. How do I point to the test data? I am changing the database name in the config file, but that is giving me an error when trying to load.

    The line that breaks things is:
    <add connectionString="data source=x;UID=xx;PWD=xx;initial catalog=PAS_CMS" name="Sitefinity" providerName="System.Data.SqlClient" />

    initial catalog should be PAS_CMS_TEST, which is the name of the copy of the database that I would like test to point to. If I change it, I get an error...

    Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Marianella
  4. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hello Marianella,

    Could you add some more description about the error you are getting. 

    "getting an error" is not so descriptive and I am not sure what the problem might be.

    Regards,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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  5. Marianella
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    Hi Ivan,

    This is the error that I get:

    Server Error in '/' Application.

    The resource cannot be found.

    Description: HTTP 404. The resource you are looking for (or one of its dependencies) could have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.  Please review the following URL and make sure that it is spelled correctly.

    Requested URL: /index.aspx


    Version Information: Microsoft .NET Framework Version:2.0.50727.4214; ASP.NET Version:2.0.50727.4209
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