Kentico CMS Developer's Guide contains reference information for Kentico CMS developers and system administrators.
It is expected that you are familiar with the basics of Kentico CMS explained in Kentico CMS Tutorial (or Kentico CMS Tutorial ASPX if you are developing in the ASPX page templates mode). It is also expected that you have a certain degree of experience in ASP.NET web development and C# programming to be able to fully understand all articles in this guide.
This guide should provide comprehensive reference for website development and administration in Kentico CMS. It provides description of the system's functionality and step-by-step examples of typical development and administration tasks.
The guide is divided into several logical chapters:
•Kentico CMS overview - basic information about the system intended for a first-time user.
•Installation and deployment - covers the installation process, additional configuration tasks that might be needed after installation and a troubleshooting section with solutions to usual installation issues.
•Content management - information on how to manage the content of your website. It explains how pages can be edited, how the WYSIWYG editor can be used, how files can be managed, etc.
•Managing sites - management of sites, i.e. creation of a new site, running and stopping sites, import and export of sites and objects, license management, etc.
•Website settings - overview chapter with links to other sections of the guide where various website settings are explained in different contexts.
•Development - provides information on various topics related to website development and system administration.
•Modules - a reference for the out-of-the-box modules and other types of functionality in Kentico CMS.
•API programming and Kentico CMS internals - examples of the usage of Kentico CMS API and an explanation of the internals of the system.
Valuable references can also be found in the appendices:
•Appendix A - Path expressions - explains how path expressions can be entered in various parts of the system
•Appendix B - Web.config paramenters - list of keys which can be added to the web.config file of your site to perform additional low-level settings
This guide is available in three different formats. You can always find the most up to date version of the guides in the locations listed below:
•An HTML version of the guide can be found here.
•A PDF version of the guide can be found here.
•A CHM version of the guide can be downloaded here.