8 YEARS AGO

Tips and Tricks: Creating a "real" blank site

In my presentation: "Creating websites from scratch using Portal Engine" at the Kentico Connection I showed you how to create a really blank site. In this tip I will show you the steps I presented.

In my presentation: "Creating websites from scratch using Portal Engine" at the Kentico Connection I showed you how to create a really blank site. In this tip I will show you the steps I presented.

Step 1: In Site Manager / Sites, start the "New site wizard"

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Step 2: Choose "Use web site template" and select the "Blank Site" template

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Step 3: Fill in the sites display, code and domain name settings

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Step 4: Adjust the global objects selection like follows:
  • Administration > Users > Deselect "Andrew Jones"
  • Development > Content categories > Select "None"
  • Development > CSS stylesheets > Select "None"
  • Development > Document types > Select only the relevant ones (e.g. Page, News etc.)
  • Development > Page templates > Select "None" (I prefer to create my templates from scratch)
  • Development > Web part containers > Select "None"
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And that's it! Of course feel free to go in and tweak the object selection to your needs.

Note: Imported objects (marked with *) cannot be removed using the "New site wizard". If you want to remove these imported objects then you will have to delete the objects within Kentico CMS.