Creating a new Site ¶
A new site can be created for every page record that either is on rootLevel (pid = 0) or has `is_siteroot` flag set . So at least one page is needed in the page tree.
To create a new site configuration, go to the
After pressing the “big blue button” an edit form is displayed:
First, enter an identifier at (1).
The site identifier is the name of the folder within
that will hold your
configuration file(s). When choosing an identifier make sure to stick to ASCII but you may also
for convenience. Examples:
Then, enter a base for your site at (2).
Be as specific as you can for your sites without losing flexibility. So, if you have a choice
, then choose
This will make resolving pages more reliable as the chance for conflicts with other sites gets minimized.
On the next tab (“Languages”) you are required to configure the default language settings for your site. These will determine the default behavior - setting direction and lang tags in frontend as well as locale settings.
All you are required to set here is just the title (1) of the default language and the used locale (which should be available on the server)(2) - but you should also check and correct all other settings, as they will automatically be used for features like hreflang tags or displaying language flags in the backend.
That’s all that is required for a new site.
Did you know that just by having a site configuration you get page based routing out of the box? Neat, isn’t it?
Learn more about configuring languages, error handling and routing in the corresponding chapters.