Sunday May 24, 2009, by Paul Blair
When setting up a new project I have the following requirements:
- I want the project to sit in a project folder on my D drive. I don't want to work on projects in the inetpub folders.
- I want to use flat/directory URL's.
- be able to run multiple sites on one instillation.
- Running on Vista with IIS7 locally. Deployed to server running IIS7.
- If the site is to include a blog then I want it set up as a subdomain (e.g. blog.fairlieagile.co.nz)
- Using .NET 3.5
This is a little bit more manual the default installtion procedure. These are the steps I go though (Takes about 10 minutes):
1. Get the latest version of Umbraco and copy to a folder <projectname>/web
2. Create a new database and setup in <projectname>/DB. Add my development umbraco user to the DB
3. Setup IIS:
- Add entries to the hosts file for URL's i am using during development e.g:
- In IIS I have an application pool setup that uses .NET 2.0 and integrated pipelines
- Right click on Sites and add a new website. In the hostname give it the hostname you have entered into the hosts file
- Save and start the website
- if you are using additional host names e.g. for a blog subdomain then click on your site, go to bindings and add the details
4. Go to http://umbraco.codeplex.com/ and get the web.config file to use with .NET 3.5 (It's also woth havign a read of "Install guide for Umbraco on asp.net 3.5 and integrated pipeline".)
5. Edit web.config
enter in the connection string details for your DB
<add key="umbracoUseDirectoryUrls" value="true" />
under <system.webserver> all umbaco's httpmodules are listed. Due to the way IIS process extensionless urls, you need to add: runAllManagedModulesForAllRequests="True" to the modules element, so it looks like this: <modules runAllManagedModulesForAllRequests="True">
6. Edit Config/UmbracoSettings.config
7. Browse to your site and run throught he isntallation process
8. Install the excellent multiple file upload package from Noerd.dk
- Download package from http://noerd.dk. Latest version is 1.1
- Do to developer -> packages -> Install local package
- Follow the steps in the installer
- Add the following to your web.config:
<add verb="*" name="MultipleFileUploadHandler" path="MultipleFileUploadHandler.axd" type="noerd.Umb.DataTypes.multipleFileUpload.MultipleFileUploadHandler, noerd.Umb.DataTypes.multipleFileUpload" />
- Apply the quick fix discussed here and here
Other things you might like to do:
Increase the uplaod size:
<httpRuntime maxRequestLength="10240" />
For umbraco 4.1.1 there was an encoding problem. This might help:
Change enity encoding to "named". This resolves a problem with a strange hex value (FFFD) being inserted into empty paragraphs since moving to 4.1.1.