Create a project
After you have downloaded and installed Sitefinity, you can create your own Sitefinity projects, using Sitefinity Project Manager.
You can open the Sitefinity Project Manager from your Windows Start menu.
The following screenshot shows Sitefinity Project Manager with three projects created:
For more information, see Functions of Sitefinity Project Manager.
The first time you create a project, you must complete the license
installation procedure. For every additional project, you must choose
from already installed licenses or install a new license. If you have
already created projects with a previous Sitefinity version, you must
first upgrade them after which the License activation screen appears automatically when you start the project.
You can use Sitefinity in the following ways:
Purchase a Sitefinity license for one of the Sitefinity editions.
You can use a licensed Sitefinity edition with and without
having registered a domain. If you do not have a domain yet, you can
still purchase a license and add your domain later via your Sitefinity
account. A licensed version without a registered domain can run online
but with a trial message and a limitation on the number of content items
you can create until you register a domain. When you register a domain,
the trial message is removed and the limitation to the content items is
according to your edition.
If you have registered a domain, but you want to change it, contact Sitefinity Sales department.
Use a free trial version for any of the editions.
Sitefinity trial versions are for evaluation purposes only. You
can run a trial only on local host. After the trial
expires, the website redirects to the Sitefinity License activation page.
Use the free Community edition.
The community edition is for noncommercial use only, has limited functionality, and does not expire.
For more information about Sitefinity editions, see Sitefinity license comparison.