06 Oct 2011
01 Mar 2012
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I've just downloaded and installed Sitefinity and I'm starting to develop my first site. There are a few things I need to accomplish that I don't think are possible out of the box. Can someone point me in the right direction as to how I would accomplish the following:
First, I need to provide the CMS users with the ability to add products and manufacturers. The manufacturers should have names and addresses, and the names should appear in a dropdown when adding products. I'm assuming I would create these as custom modules, but please confirm that this would be the approach. Also, should both products and manufacturers be created this way? Is it possible to populate a dropdown in the products module with the manufacturers?
I'd also like to be able to assign articles to a magazine issue. The issue should also have other properties such as a link to a digital edition, etc. Would this need to be created in the same way as products, or would I take a different approach?
Is it possible to display an entire list of content based on category? I see how you can add a list of news, list of videos, etc., but is there a way to provide a list of all content assigned to a category, regardless of what content type it is? For example, when a user goes to a page on the front end, I'd like to show the top x number of content items in a particular category. It could be articles, video, products, etc.
Finally, is there an easy way to provide a list of most popular (viewed) content?
I appreciate any and all help. I understand that there is plenty of documentation out there for me to accomplish these things, I just need general direction in the approach I should take and what I should be searching for.