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Default Content in custom publishing site definition

  Asked By: Devika    Date: Nov 12    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 2306

I've been wallowing in the mire that is creating a custom publishing
site definition.

I'm managed to create custom site columns to represent some fields that
will be on our page layout, create a custom content to bind to our page
layout, create a page layout, and create a site definition that binds
default.aspx to our custom page layout.

The problem now is that I don't know how to default content (i.e. like
the oob publishing site does) in the site definition.

Can someone point me in the right direction?



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Tonia Franco     Answered On: Nov 12

In the default  publishing sites its done through a Feature. Take a look
at the ProvisionedFiles.xml under the PublishingLayouts Feature.

Answer #2    Answered By: Amareswar Karkera     Answered On: Nov 12

I actually misspoke a little bit. It's actually the Collaboration
Portal and Publishing Portal which have default  content (e.g. The
newsarticle image, the "Welcome to SharePoint" message, etc.).

I was finally able to figure out that this is in the ONET.xml of the
SPS site  definition. There's <module> element for the HomePage which
defines all of the default content  for the portals.

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