Sitefinity Thunder is a plug-in for Visual Studio which will allow developers to create and maintain themes, widgets, dynamic modules, and much more through the familiar Visual Studio environment. Sitefinity Thunder will also connect to any of your websites and modify them on the go.
NOTE: To use Sitefinity Thunder, you must be assigned to the Administrator’s role. For more information, see Users, roles, and permissions.
Sitefinity Thunder does not log out the user that is currently logged in Sitefinity. This only happens when Sitefinity and Thunder are running on the same machine, i.e. connections to localhost, 127.0.0.1, and locally resolved hostnames.
Sitefinity Thunder requirements
NOTE: Sitefinity Thunder is supported only for WebApplication type projects
In order to use Sitefinity Thunder, there are the following requirements for your Visual Studio environment:
- The solution that you have open in Visual Studio must contain only one web project - the Sitefinity web project.
- The Sitefinity project must not be in a solution folder.
- The configurations for the Sitefinity instance must be stored in the default configuration folder ~/App_Data/Sitefinity/Configuration.