Extend Sitefinity CMS data model: Register the provider

After you create the provider class, you need to register the provider in Sitefinity's CMS backend. Once you do this, you are able to use your custom provider in your project and persist the mapped custom type to the database.

Before you register the provider, make sure that your SitefinityWebApp references the CustomTypes class library and build the solution.

To register the provider:

  1. Navigate to Administration » Settings » Advanced » Pages » Providers.
  2. Click Create new and in ProviderType, enter:
    CustomTypes.CustomPageProvider, CustomTypes
  3. Enter a valid name and title of the provider.

    IMPORTANT: Special characters are allowed in the title of the provider but are not allowed in its name.

  4. Save your changes.

You can now use the custom provider by adding the following code:

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