Setting up the first site
23 Dec 2015

This guide will show you how to set up the first site on a SiteStacker 2 installation.

1. Creating a Language

  1. Open the Language component by clicking on the Language icon.
  2. Click on the Add button (top left corner).
  3. Select the language that you want from the Language drop down.
  4. Add a Name and a Title for your language. The Name and Title can be anything you want or can be the same as the Language name.
  5. Click on the Save & Close button

2. Creating a Template

  1. Open the Templates component by clicking on the Templates icon.
  2. Click on the Add button (top left corner).
  3. Add a Name to your template.
  4. Select an existing template from the Alias drop down. This drop down will load all the templates created in SiteStacker 2 installation that were not yet created in Templates component.
  5. Click on the Save & Close button

3. Setting up the Workflows

In order to be able to add/edit/delete content in Site Planner component you need to create some Workflows. The workflows and workflow stages are meant to control the front end visibility of a content item as well as who can access it in admin and make changes on it.

3.1 Creating a workflow

  1. Open the Workflows component by clicking on the Workflows icon.
  2. Click on the Add button (top left corner).
  3. Add a Name and a Description to your workflow. A good example of a workflow name is Default.
  4. Click on the Save & Close button.

Repeat step 3.1 for each workflow you want to add

3.2 Managing workflow stages

  1. Right click the new created workflow in step 3.1 and click on the Manage stages option.
  2. Click on the Add button (top left corner).
  3. Add a Name to your workflow stage. Some good examples of stage names are Published and Unpublished.
  4. Select one or more of the available checkboxes according to what this stage will do.
  5. Click on the Save & Close button.

Repeat step 3.2 for each stage you have in the current workflow

3.3 Assigning users on the workflow stages

  1. Right click on any stage created in step 3.2 and click on the Assign Users option.
  2. Click on the Add button (top left corner).
  3. Select the user that you want to assign to this stage from the User drop down. This drop down has a search functionality so that you can quickly search for a user.
  4. Click on the Save & Close button.

Repeat step 3.3 for each user that you want to assign and for each stage.

4. Setting up the Site and Site Channel

4.1 Create a Site Collection

  1. Open the Sites component by clicking on the Sites icon.
  2. Click on New Collection button (top left corner).
  3. Add a Name to your collection for example WMtek Sites.
  4. Click on the Save & Close button.

4.2 Create a Site

  1. Right click on the site collection created in step 4.1 and click on the Add Site option.
  2. Add a Name to your site for example WMtek Main.
  3. Click on the Save & Close button.
Options description
Name Description
Name The name of the site used more in admin side.
Authenticate If true only authentication will be required to access this site.

4.3 Create a Site Channel

  1. Right click on the site created in step 4.2 and click on the Add Channel option.
  2. Add a Name and a Title to your site channel for example Desktop or Mobile.
  3. Fill up all the other fields according to your needs.
  4. Click on the Save & Close button.
Options description
Name Description
Name The name of the site channel used more in admin side.
Title Used as the default meta title for all the site channel pages.
Date Format Default date format to be used in front end dates formatting.
Time Format Default time format to be used in front end time formatting.
Timezone Set the site channel timezone.
Force Primary If this option is checked, any of the available site channel domains will redirect the request to the default one.
Mobile Not used. No implementation yet.
Template Set the template to be used by this site channel.
Language Set the language to be used by this site channel.
Session Timeout Set the lifetime of the session.
Session Timeout If true the session will be forced to expire when the browser is closed.
Restricted Access If true the access to this site channel will be according to the users ACL setting.
Show Captcha Set the number of failed login attempts before a captcha will be displayed.
  1. Right click on the site channel created in step 4.3 and click on the Manage Domains option.
  2. Click on the Add button (top left corner).
  3. Add the Domain that you want to be connected to this site channel.
  4. Click on the Save & Close button.
Options description
Name Description
Primary Set the current domain as the site channel primary domain.
CDN Set this domain to be used as a CDN.
Allow Wildcards Set the domain to accept wildcards. For example if the domain is wmtek.com this option will make test.wmtel.com to work as well.

5. Adding the Index page

5.1 Adding a global wrapper for all the pages.

  1. Open the Site Planner component by clicking on the Site Planner icon.
  2. Expand the right side tree until you reach the desired Site Channel.
  3. Right click on the site channel and click on the Add Folder option.
  4. Add a Name to the folder, for example All Pages and leave the Alias field empty. The reason of doing this is because all our site pages will be placed in this folder so we can add inherited items.
  5. Click on the Save & Close button.

5.2 Adding the index page

  1. Right click on the folder created in step 5.1 and click on the Add Page option.
  2. Fill the available options. For the Alias field use the index word.
  3. Click on the Save & Close button.
Options description
Name Description
Name The name of the site channel used more in admin side.
Title Used for the meta title page tag.
Alias Used to generate a front end link. For example if the alias value is my-page than the front end URL will be wmtek.com/my-page.
Secure Force the page to use SSL connection.
Authenticate If true authentication will be required to access this page in front end.
Keyword Used for the meta keywords page tag.
Description Used for the meta description page tag.
Paging Options to customize the ordering and limit of the items of a published folder.