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Visual Studio install required on server?

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  1. Jamie
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    I have Sitefinity installed on my development server. Is it recommended that I also install Visual Studio on the server to work with master pages and themes? I can work with master pages locally and upload, but it seems that the only option for working with themes is to open the site in VS.
  2. Sean
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    Hi Jamie,

    No need to install Visual Studio on your development server, you can connect to it via Visual Studio provided you have it all set up correctly within IIS.  You will need to enable Frontpage Server extensions to work remotely,  not to be confused with the product FrontPage, it is built into windows you just need to turn it on. A quick google will tell you that.

    There are other ways you can do it of course, but this is probably what you are after.

    S


  3. Pepi
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    Hello Sean Molam,

    VS.NET makes a development process much easier because it is not necessary to write all the code by yourself. But you could use any other editor to create your master pages and themes. For more information on this matter please have a look at this thread.

    Best wishes,
    Pepi
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  4. Sean
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    Hi Pepi,

    Yeah it isn't the only way agreed, but by the way Jamie asked the question it sounds like he already has Visual Studio and was asking if it needed to be installed on the development server in order to work on it?  In which case if he already has it he would definitely be better off using it over Notepad?

    Cheers
    S
  5. Pepi
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    Hi Jamie,

    I just want to add that you could work with the master pages and themes locally and after that upload them on a production server (uploading is just a physical relocation of the files).

    Kind regards,
    Pepi
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  6. Jamie
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    Thanks for the replies. I did get it working using the FP server extensions; the step I was missing was creating a subweb in the FP administrator.

    I didn't realize I could manually upload themes because there's no mechanism for uploading them through the Sitefinity UI as there is for master pages.

    Jamie
  7. Pepi
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    Hi Jamie,

    You just need to create your theme locally in App_Themes folder and after that copy the folder containing the specific theme on a production server. You don't need Sitefinity interface for uploading the themes.

    Hope this is helpful.

    All the best,
    Pepi
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