Creating web template in Kentico CMS

Creating web template in Kentico CMS with video

In post I am going to show we can re use site template. that we want to use our current site created with Kentico CMS as a web template, so that we can use it as a starting point for developing new sites. Please check with this image, you will get idea.

Kentico cms developer web site template
Kentico cms developer web site template

Video and steps :-

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFhvh6HV5F4]
You can get details in Kentico CMS developer guide too, please check with this URLs
http://www.kentico.com/docs/devguide/index.html?exporting_a_site.htm — To export the site
http://www.kentico.com/docs/devguide/index.html?creating_web_templates.htm — To add in ketioco cms default web template list

Steps:-

1) Please follow the step to export site template. http://www.kentico.com/docs/devguide/index.html?exporting_a_site.htm
2) Then copy the Zip folder from the [root 1]/CMSSiteUtils/Export/[Name].zip and then paste that Zip folder in to [root 2]/App_Data/Templates/[Site Template Name] then unzip it. (For e.g. [root 2]/App_Data/Templates/[Site Template Name]/Data/…)

Folder layout kentico cms developer

3) Login as administrator and go to CMSSiteManager > Development Tab > Web templates.
4) There create new web template and Web template folder: link to the ~/App_Data/Templates/[Site Template Name] folder.
5) Then go to sites Tab. Click on New site wizard.
6) Select “Use web site template”, then next.
7) You can see the new site template in that list. Then follow the steps.

Please take care of security permissions.

I hope this is helpful for you. If any better way is there please let me know.

Enjoy while coding..!

Thanks,
Naga Harish.