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  1. shontzomania
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    28 Apr 2008
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    I've been looking over the documentation, the KB, and the forums, and I think I know the answer but I have found no solid response to this question (forgive me if it has been posted before).  For our purposes, we are most interested in multi-site management.  This would be the ability to "roll up" certain items between projects/sites.  We will be managing multiple (possibly unrelated sites) that would like to share information via a "powered by" model, wherein things like forums and event calendars would be common among all the sites, but things like blogs and static content would be separate for each domain.  Does Sitefinity support this or can anyone suggest how to modify and/or work with Sitefinity to accomplish this?  Right now, this is our only purchasing stumbling block.

    Thanks,
    Doug Shontz, Jr.
    The Jabez Connection
  2. shontzomania
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    I would like to add that I am not talking about regular multi-site management in the user guide.  It appears that has to do with an application key in the web.config.  This situation would not be an either/or, it would be somewhat "module specific", perhaps "content specific".

    Thanks,
    Doug Shontz, Jr.
    The Jabez Connection
  3. Ivan
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    Hi shontzomania,

    I think Sitefinity would be a very good solution to your particular scenario and here is why. Namely, Sitefinity uses provider model on all of it components (modules, pages...). So if you are to create 3 sites (let's name them A, B and C) and you want all these sites to be individual, but the news you want to share between them - meaning that whenever an individual site publishes a news, it appears on all three sites.

    So basically, you would have 3 sites and 3 databases. What you can do is add a new connection string to sites B and C and point it to the database of site A. Then in sites B and C for news module you would change the connection name of the provider to point to the database of site A (using the additional connection string you've added). And this would result in sites A, B and C all being individual, yet sharing the data of news module.

    There are of course many different options you can do here. You could add 4th database, which would act like a global database and have all sites use 2 news providers (their own and a global one). Namely, Sitefinity supports multiple providers.

    I was talking about news module simply as an example, but surely you can do it with other modules as well.

    I hope I was able to answer your question. Let me know if you have any more.

    Sincerely yours,
    Ivan
    the Telerik team

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