Recently, I have been working on a sample site for Sitecore. Often clients or partners will want to build something as part of an example or use case. Instead of always starting new, we decided to build a site using recommended development practices and share the whole thing. That is right; you can download the content and the code to see how the site was built.
The site includes relevant content to those interested in the Sitecore, but the code itself is just as important. It includes dynamic navigation, content reuse, a mobile site, content profiling, and more. Everything you typically tackle in an implementation is represented.
We have been using this site as a basis for examples for the past few months, and it has worked well to help people see how quickly you can build something with Sitecore. We now even have a public version of the site for you to preview at www.launchsitecore.net.
Most of the examples you see on my blog come from this site. Mike Casey is also blogging about our DMS strategy for the public site, so I recommend his blog as well.
Great, but where's the download link?
Where can I download it?
You can download it by going to www.launchsitecore.net and registering. Once you register, you will have access to the download. You can login using your social credentials or by creating an account.
Thanks Chris, we are definitely fans here at NavigationArts: blog.navigationarts.com/.../
I've registered there at the www.launchsitecore.net and sdn.sitecore.net and getting "Permission to the requested document was denied" when trying to download any version of CMS.
Hi There. I installed Sitecore 8 in an Azure VM with the intention of installing LaunchSitecore as a demo. I downloaded both the MVC and WebForms version of Launchsitecore for version 8, but the installation package manager seems to get stuck during installation. I've read and followed all instructions. Is there any additional steps to do for using LaunchSitecore in Version 8? Thanks!
Alvin, Did you install MongoDB when you installed Sitecore 8? If not, Sitecore will appear to function normally, but package installation will always hang. You can look in the log files and see if there are analytics errors related to Mongo when you attempt to install the package. Hope that helps!