07 Jul 2004
21 Feb 2012
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I have a site based on Sitefinity 4.1 and I built it using the Charity Starter Kit.
To be honest the whole thing has been a bit of a train wreck and I've been scared to touch anything for fear of the thing just falling apart and now, forced by circumstance to add some functionality, I find I can't event get my project to load on my local machine as I get the dreaded 'Invalid root node configured for pages. No root node with the name of "FrontendSiteMap" ' error when I try and run it.
So, I've decided the best thing to do is to upgrade my local install to the latest version of Sitefinity and start again.
Surprisingly, I'm less unhappy at the thought of this than I should be. However, I want some advice before I start and, to that end, I'd like ask a couple of questions.
Assume for the purposes of answering that I'm a relatively competent C# programmer, am familiar with Telerik controls (esp ASP.NET AJAX) but am little more than a virgin wrt Sitefinity.
What is my best option for getting my LOCAL version of Sitefinity to the latest version (4.4?) Should I just completely remove my old installation and reinstall? Should I wait for v5.0 and then upgrade?
What is my best plan for creating a modifiable VS project using my new Sitefinity project? I DO NOT want to use the charity starter kit (or any other for that matter) as I'm fairly sure that this was part of the problem I had last time.