Hi. With all the talk about the benefits of embedded templates, I'm wondering what's the best way to do a "clean" upgrade to 3.6 sp1 for an EXISTING website which is currently in ver. 3.5. One of the things that was talked about is the fact that the number of files in the Sitefinity folders will be greatly reduced with the use of embedded templates. However, if I just follow the steps outlined in Upgrade Instructions
I will end up with the new version of Sitefinity, sure enough, but I will still continue to have all of the old Control Template files that came with the original installation of my Sitefinity-operated website.
Is it that these original Control Template files are NOT USED unless mapped into a view (as described here
), even though they're present in the file structure? If so, that's good, but I still don't like that fact that there are hundreds of lingering files in the web site structure that are not being used for anything. What's worse, it can be confusing and misleading when customizations to Control Templates are actually needed at some point.
Basically, my question is: how does an existing Sitefinity website take advantage of the new and cleaner website structure? Some advice and pointers would be great! Thanks!