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This manual will guide you through Sitefiniy CMS Developers' features, concepts and API. It will also provide code examples.

What is Sitefinity CMS?

Telerik Sitefinity is an ASP.NET 4.0 based Content Management System (CMS) that enables the construction of dynamic, fully editable Web sites. Sitefinity provides the tools for quick and easy construction of a wide variety of attractive and functional Web sites. Such tools are the predefined templates, the award-winning Telerik RadControls for ASP.NET suite, and a set of pre-built pluggable modules offering common functionality (such as Blogs or News). For the everyday user, Sitefinity combines a What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) editing environment with an easily managed workflow process that tracks pages through the entire process from authoring, reviewing, and approving to publishing. Though many sites can be constructed entirely in the Sitefinity user interface, Sitefinity also includes an open, modular architecture that provides a fully exposed set of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). These APIs cover such common tasks as managing security, changing workflow, and interacting directly with the CMS engine. Extending Sitefinity's out-of-the-box functionality, creating custom modules, and incorporating any ASP.NET component in the site could be achieved by using Sitefinity APIs in the Visual Studio development environment.


Sitefinity could be used with either C# or Visual Basic programming language. This manual contains examples only in C#. If these examples are preferred in Visual Basic, please use the Telerik Code Converter tool in order to translate any code from C# to Visual Basic (or vice versa).

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