DNN Community Blog

The Community Blog is a personal opinion of community members and by no means the official standpoint of DNN Corp or DNN Platform. This is a place to express personal thoughts about DNNPlatform, the community and its ecosystem. Do you have useful information that you would like to share with the DNN Community in a featured article or blog? If so, please contact .

The use of the Community Blog is covered by our Community Blog Guidelines - please read before commenting or posting.


New in 2sxc 7: #5 Create identical Copies of a DNN-Site

This is a part of my series The New Features of 2sxc 7 and introduces you to Exporting and Importing DNN-Portals to create a Copy of a Site which manages most content with 2sxc.  

Why Copy A DNN Site/Portal?

This was inspired by Tracy Wittenkeller of T-Worx, who told me that Skin-Designers core problem is that they need to supply a full package where the customer gets a working, already-good-looking and content-pre-filled feature-rich site when they install everything. So now 2sxc can export all content-data and Apps in such a way to re-create the identical site elsewhere. This is great for site-migrations and staging-sites. 

So what's the big Deal?

In the background this is a very complex topic because the core way DNN is built assumes that content is mapped to a specific module - while the 2sxc-model is more Content-Item based, assuming there is a Content-Item (say a persons address) which can be re-used in many ways and pages. Thanks to some large refactoring in 2sxc 7, we finally found a way to get this to work.

Common Use Cases for Copying/Moving Sites

  1. Move from Test-Environment to live
  2. Create staging copy of an existing site
  3. Create a clone - do major changes for review - then publish the clone to replace the live system

Common Use Cases for Creating Site-Clones

  1. Selling Skins - together with functioning portal-templates containing image-rotators, nice looking content, etc.
  2. Selling solutions - like a Jobs-Portal or Real-Estate Portal - pre-filled with everything; just-replace-the-logo
  3. Product-Microsites which will look almost the same across a company
  4. Simple, special topics like Restaurants, Events, etc. - again with standardized pre-made fully featured sites

How to Clone a DNN/2sxc Site

We've prepared initial instructions here to Copy/Duplicate an entire DNN-Site with 2sxc Content and Apps.

I believe you'll love this - it should make the life of Skin/Theme designers much easier and open up a new industry for Solution-Creators; solutions being a package of skins, pre-filled content and apps all targeted to a specific use case (restaurant, event, dentist-sites etc.)

With love from Switzerland,
Daniel 

Daniel Mettler grew up in the jungles of Indonesia and is founder and CEO of 2sic internet solutions in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, an 20-head web specialist with over 600 DNN projects since 1999. He is also chief architect of 2sxc (2SexyContent - see forge), an open source module for creating attractive content and DNN Apps.

Comments

There are currently no comments, be the first to post one.

Comment Form

Only registered users may post comments.

NewsArchives


Aderson Oliveira (15)
Alec Whittington (11)
Alex Shirley (10)
Andrew Nurse (30)
Andy Tryba (1)
Anthony Glenwright (5)
Antonio Chagoury (28)
Ash Prasad (32)
Ben Schmidt (1)
Benjamin Hermann (25)
Benoit Sarton (9)
Beth Firebaugh (12)
Bill Walker (36)
Bob Kruger (5)
Bogdan Litescu (1)
Brian Dukes (2)
Brice Snow (1)
Bruce Chapman (20)
Bryan Andrews (1)
cathal connolly (55)
Charles Nurse (163)
Chris Hammond (209)
Chris Paterra (55)
Clinton Patterson (40)
Cuong Dang (21)
Daniel Bartholomew (2)
Daniel Mettler (154)
Dave Buckner (2)
David Poindexter (4)
David Rodriguez (3)
Doug Howell (11)
Erik van Ballegoij (30)
Ernst Peter Tamminga (74)
Geoff Barlow (10)
George Alatrash (6)
Gifford Watkins (3)
Gilles Le Pigocher (3)
Ian Robinson (7)
Israel Martinez (17)
Jan Blomquist (2)
Jan Jonas (3)
Jaspreet Bhatia (1)
Jenni Merrifield (6)
Joe Brinkman (274)
John Mitchell (1)
Jon Henning (14)
Jonathan Sheely (4)
Jordan Coopersmith (1)
Joseph Craig (2)
Kan Ma (1)
Keivan Beigi (3)
Ken Grierson (10)
Kevin Schreiner (6)
Leigh Pointer (31)
Lorraine Young (60)
Malik Khan (1)
Matthias Schlomann (15)
Mauricio Márquez (5)
Michael Doxsey (7)
Michael Tobisch (3)
Michael Washington (202)
Miguel Gatmaytan (3)
Mike Horton (19)
Mitchel Sellers (28)
Nathan Rover (3)
Navin V Nagiah (14)
Néstor Sánchez (31)
Nik Kalyani (14)
Peter Donker (54)
Philip Beadle (135)
Philipp Becker (4)
Richard Dumas (22)
Robert J Collins (5)
Roger Selwyn (8)
Ruben Lopez (1)
Ryan Martinez (1)
Salar Golestanian (4)
Sanjay Mehrotra (9)
Scott McCulloch (1)
Scott S (11)
Scott Wilkinson (3)
Scott Willhite (97)
Sebastian Leupold (80)
Shaun Walker (237)
Shawn Mehaffie (17)
Stefan Cullmann (12)
Stefan Kamphuis (12)
Steve Fabian (31)
Timo Breumelhof (24)
Tony Henrich (3)
Torsten Weggen (2)
Vicenç Masanas (27)
Vincent Nguyen (3)
Vitaly Kozadayev (6)
Will Morgenweck (40)
Will Strohl (165)
William Severance (5)

Content Layout

Subscribe to DNN Digest

DNN Digest is our monthly email newsletter. It highlights news and content from around the DNN ecosystem, such as new modules and themes, messages from leadership, blog posts and notable tweets. Keep your finger on the pulse of the ecosystem by subscribing.  


Copyright 2017 by DNN Corp Terms of Use Privacy
What is Liquid Content?
Find Out
What is Liquid Content?
Find Out
What is Liquid Content?
Find Out