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What does Auto-Configure Content do? (updated)

Every portal has it's own configuration of structured content-types and designed templates, but most people will start with a standard set. Here's what's happening when you auto-configure your Content.

Note that 2sxc does everything for you, but for beginners we created step-by-step instructions for installing this. 

Updated 2018-04-09: Added information about 2sxc 9.22+ below

What are we Installing?

Basically we're installing a ZIP file which contains

  1. various content-types (person, video, image, location, ...) which define what fields each content-type has
  2. various templates (image to the left of text, image to the right, etc.)
  3. some demo content-items which are used in previews

The full package is found on Github. At the moment, the recommended package we're installing is the Bootstrap3 Package

What Happens During Installation?

The auto-configure will do the following steps for you automatically:

  1. Look for the latest release in Github and pass the ZIP to your portal
  2. You'll be asked by your portal, if it's ok to install this...
  3. ...and when you press ok, 2sxc will install it in the portal you are on

You could also do this manually by installing this package in the admin-section, but we've automated this for you.

Might I Want to do this Manually?

If you would like to configure everything manually, then just do so in the settings. This is usually only desired if you are a very advanced user and would like to use your personal content-types and templates.

What Packages Exist?

At the moment, there are 3 packages

  1. For 2sxc 9.22 and higher we provide a package containing
  2. For 2sxc 8.0 to 9.21
    1. Bootstrap 3 with 7 content-types and about 30 templates
  3. For 2sxc 1.0 to 7.x
    1. An older, simpler packag which doesn't have bootstrap CSS


  1. Can I use a different / custom initial package?
    Here are the step-by-step instructions to install a custom Content package.
  2. Can I create an own setup-package?
    Yes, this is easy. Just set everything up as you need, and then export it from the App-Management dialog. 
  3. Why does the Install-Dialog not appear any more?
    Once a template is created (by yourself or by a package), the Auto-Install dissapears. You can still install any package (incl. the default one) manually. 
  4. Something went wrong and the installation didn't complete. What can I do?
    If something interrupted the installation, don't worry. Just install the same package again and it will complete. Since the install-dialog dissapears after a partial installation, follow the instructions to install a different/custom initial package.

Your Contributions

  1. I made a Foundation / Ionic / Material Package - can I share it?
    Yes you can :). We would love to help you set it up and put it in the auto-installation. Contact us if you want to contribute. 
  2. Can I translate the package into other languages?
    Yes you can! Please contact us for this. 

Love from Switzerland :)
Daniel and the 2sic-team

Daniel Mettler grew up in the jungles of Indonesia and is founder and CEO of 2sic internet solutions in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, an 20-head web specialist with over 800 DNN projects since 1999. He is also chief architect of 2sxc (see github), an open source module for creating attractive content and DNN Apps.

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