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Building Websites with DotNetNuke 5 by Ian Lackey, Michael Washington

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Creating portal templates

In the previous examples, we created our sites using the default DotNetNuke template. While this is helpful, if you want to create a site from scratch, you usually wouldn't want to add all of the common functionality you would like on your portal each and every time you create a new one. Fortunately, DotNetNuke makes creating a portal template easy.

When you previously created new portals by going to Host | Portals, you may have noticed an Export Portal Template button at the bottom of the screen. Clicking this button will take you to an Export Template section.

Note

Before exporting a portal's template, configure the existing portal carefully. Features such as pages, user roles, permissions, profile property definitions, ...

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