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  1. carlos berletzis
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    14 Jul 2009
    14 Jul 2009
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    Hi everybody, im glad to be part of the sitefinity community.

    Im interested to use this producto, however im not pretty sure about how can i import the information from my old site,
    my old site has a table with more than 10 field with relation with 4 more tables.

    You know!!! article table relationed with section table and ........

    is possible to migrate all the data to sitefinity and have all the benefits about SEO ??

    Thank you very much.

    Have a nice day.
  2. Georgi
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    28 Oct 2016
    16 Jul 2009
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    Hello carlos berletzis,

    Thank you for evaluating our CMS!

    Your question is a bit tricky to be answered. However, I will try :)

    You can import the data to Sitefinity in several ways:
    1. Using external pages approach. By taking this way, you can create pages in Sitefinity that are linked to your 3rd party(for Sitefinity) pages. This way, you will have them linked in the Sitefinity Sitemap, but you will not be able to edit them - they are still external for Sitefinity.

    2. Sitefinity is build on the provider architecture. This means that the modules can work with different providers. That said, you can use a custom provider to work with the data you already have, with your tables and your architecture. Now if you can create such provider, you can use it to take the data out of your tables, and use our API to store in our database. I hope this does not sound very confusing, but it is a common approach of migrating (or mapping) data from one application to another.

    3. You can create an RSS from your articles, then use an Rss Parser control, but instead of showing the feed, you will iterate through the items and create Sitefinity content items from them.

    The thing you should decide first is, to take a look at the Sitefinity modules and determine which will best fit your needs, or which needs customizations in order to store your articles. Then, we can provide you with the necessary API which will allow you to create content items for that module programmatically.

    Let me know what you think.

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