Custom ASPX master page with portal page sub-pages

Dave Ford asked on July 2, 2015 14:48

Can I have a custom ASPX master page and have the sub-pages be portal pages?

If so, to get the portal page functionality to work, does this apply: http://devnet.kentico.com/docs/6_0/devguide/index.html?using_the_master_pages.htm

I wasn't sure if this is the same idea for a master page or just a regular aspx template.

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Charles Matvchuk answered on July 2, 2015 21:32

Why do you feel the need for a custom .aspx master page ? There is nothing that you can do in a custom master page that you cannot do in a portal master page.

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Dave Ford answered on July 2, 2015 21:34

I Want to see if there is any content that does not need to be included, such as jQuery-ui. Also, I want to see if i can remove the tag from wrapping all the content.

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Brenden Kehren answered on July 3, 2015 00:16

Which wrapper are you walking about? The there are no additional jquery libraries included in your website without you adding them. While you are logged into the CMS, those are included because they are needed for the UI to function. Also some out of the box webparts are dependent on jquery and other libraries so they are automatically included when those webparts are used.

You're not gaining anything by using aspx over portal development mode. If you really want to have control of your markup, then I suggest using MVC. With both MVC and aspx development modes, you run the risk of coding yourself our of future upgrades because of all the unnecessary additional code you're adding.

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Dave Ford answered on July 6, 2015 15:16

We are having some styling issues with one of our pages. It looks perfect when built outside of Kentico. However when built inside of Kentico the styling is off. I want to know if i can use a custom master page with portal pages so that I can have more control for trouble shooting.

One issue with switching to MVC is that we are on a short timeline. If we use MVC, can we still utilize the cmsdesk to add/edit documents, right?

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