Extend Sitefinity CMS's data model
As a developer, you can easily extend the existing Sitefinity CMS data model by creating your custom data types (for pages, news, events, images, taxonomy, and so forth) that are persisted in the database. That is, create your own model with custom table definition and properties and persist your items in the database. Thus, instead of creating a new dynamic module, you can complete most of the implementation through code, not through the user interface.
In addition, by extending the Sitefinity CMS model, you work with the existing database context. As a result, you have a smaller number of connections to the database and use fewer resources.
For more information about Sitefinity's model, see Overview: Provider model.
- Sitefinity CMS license
- .NET Framework 4.5
- Visual Studio 2012
- Microsoft SQL Server 2008R2 or newer versions
To extend Sitefinity's model, you follow these implementation steps: