You can modify the settings entirely through the Sitefinity CMS backend UI. All Sitefinity-specific settings are taken out of the project’s web.config file and put into separate configuration files in the App_Data/Sitefinity/Configurations folder. The web.config file includes only standard ASP.NET configurations. This means that Sitefinity CMS upgrades do not override client configuration settings.
If you are using Sitefinity CMS with multiple sites, you can configure the Basic settings in the following way:
To open the global settings, on Basic Settings page, click link Global settings.
NOTE: If you want each site to have settings different from the ones inherited from the global settings, select the site, using the site selector in the upper-left part of the screen, click Administration » Settings » Break inheritance.
If you need to configure other settings, you must click Advanced link.
The Settings page appears.
The Settings page has the following structure:
Configuration sections can have the following possible sources:
NOTE: When the Sitefinity CMS instance is running in Auto-storage mode with ReadOnlyConfig restriction level, you can modify or delete only settings that are persisted in the database.
Some backend activities require system restart. For example, after changing some settings or configurations, Sitefinity CMS automatically restarts your application.
Among the most common actions that evoke automatic system restart are:
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