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Ginoem50
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The concept of Partner Site - What does it mean?

Apr 20, 2012 9:45 AM

Hi you all,

 

I just became a Premium Partner and now I have my Default Partner Site.

 

And it looks like this:

PartnerSite.png

 

What am I supposed to do with that?

 

The information and functionality there is totally irrelevant to me, as I just want to start my new Website.

 

Is there something I oversaw or did not understand?

 

My plan was to start my Partner Site from the scratch with my own templates made in DW and then start to create my online business from within DW. Can I just delete the complete Partner site and then start form the scratch again?

 

Thank´s in advance for any orientation

 

Cheers,

 
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    Apr 20, 2012 9:53 AM   in reply to Ginoem50

    Hi - what you're seeing is a default site created by Business Catalyst to get you started with selling your services to clients. You can use that, or blow it away by creating your own site from scratch.

     

    So yes, you can delete all the pages and create your own

     
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    Apr 20, 2012 10:59 AM   in reply to Ginoem50

    Yes I agree with you - the promotional materials that Partners have are very out of date. I think that template is from the old GoodBarry days...

     

    If you ever want to refer to the content that's included in that template, you can download it again from your Partner Portal (under Tool - Partner Resources).

     

    Thanks - have fun building your new site

     

    Laura

     
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  • Liam Dilley
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    Apr 20, 2012 2:17 PM   in reply to getswizzle

    It is like that so it makes you update and make your own. If you white label it it gives you ideas of what you can include and that's about it.

    I get shocked with people just launching like that saying their web professionals and not even they are running duplicate content. Search for some phrases front that page in google, it's a bit of a laugh :)

     
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    Apr 21, 2012 10:29 AM   in reply to Ginoem50

    Hello - there are quite a few folders that you should keep that are generated whenever a new site is created.

     

    For example:

     

    • _System
    • Layouts
    • ModuleTemplates

     

    Here's what I suggest:

     

    1. Go to your Partner Portal
    2. Click on Create Site
    3. Click on Start from Scratch and choose the webCommerce site
    4. Give this site a temporary name (like testginoem)
    5. Now connect through FTP and have a look at the default structure of a blank site

     

    Whenever I start a brand new site, I like to open the /StyleSheets/modulestylesheets.css and delete all the css so that I'm starting fresh with my own CSS file(s).

     

    I hope that helps,

    Laura

     
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  • Liam Dilley
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    Apr 21, 2012 5:21 PM   in reply to getswizzle

    You can not actually delete those folders Laura, system folders can not be deleted and key files can not be renamed You will note you get an error if you try to do so.

     
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    Apr 21, 2012 5:42 PM   in reply to Liam Dilley

    Oh okay - that's good - I have never tried deleting or rename them ;)

     

    I'm not sure what Gineom50 deleted then - if you want the out-of-the box template, you can download the Unbranded Site Content ZIP file from your Partner Portal.

     

    Thx

    Laura

     
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  • Magda Neagu
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    Apr 23, 2012 1:32 AM   in reply to Ginoem50

    Hi all,

     

    Just wanted to tell you that I have heard your feedback on this, and we will take a look at the partner website and the content generated there. It is rather old, and we will think of ways to update it.

     

    Thank you,

    Magda Neagu

    Partner Manager

     
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  • Magda Neagu
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    Apr 23, 2012 2:26 AM   in reply to Ginoem50

    Hermann,

     

    Any suggestions you might have are appreciated. What you expected to see there, what you would want to see in an ideal scenario, any ideas that might come after finishing your site and you want to share. Please feel free to either write them in here, or e-mail me and me and my team at bcPartner-team @ Adobe.com

     

    Good luck with the setup.

    Magda

     
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