Creating a new site configuration

A new site configuration is automatically created for each new page on the rootlevel (pid = 0) and each page with the "is_siteroot" flag set.

To customize the automatically created site configuration, go to the Site Management > Sites module.

Autocreated site configuration

You can edit a site by clicking on the Edit icon (the pencil). If for some reason no site configuration was created, there will be a button to create one:

The site configuration form looks like this:

A new site creation form.

It is recommended to change the following fields:

Site Identifier

The site identifier is the name of the folder within <project-root>/config/sites/ that will hold your configuration file(s). When choosing an identifier, make sure to stick to ASCII, but for convenience you may also use -, _ and ..

Examples: main-site and landing-page.

Entry Point

Be as specific as you can for your sites without losing flexibility. So, if you have a choice between using, or /, then choose

This makes the resolving of pages more reliable by minimizing the risk of conflicts with other sites.

If you need to use another domain in development, for example, it is recommended to use base variants.

The next tab, Languages, lets you configure the default language settings for your site. You can also add additional languages for multilingual sites here.

These settings determine the default behavior - the entry point of the site language in frontend as well as locale settings.

You can choose

  1. to create a new language defining all values by yourself (Create new language)
  2. from a list of default language settings (Choose a preset ...)
  3. to use an existing language, if it is already used in a different site (Use language from existing site ...)

Although 3. is always recommended when working with multi-site setups to keep language IDs between sites in sync, 2. is a quick start to set up a new site.

Set default language settings

Check and correct all other settings as they will be automatically used for features like the locale or displaying language flags in the backend.

That is all that is required for a new site.

Learn more about adding languages, error handling and routing in the corresponding chapters.