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Starting steps to create a Force.Com website for company

Hello everyone,

 

I'm researching force.com on behalf of a company in order to help them in the creation of their website. One of their requests is finding out 'what all is needed to make a force.com website?'

 

So far, I've determined that in addition to have a developer to work on the site, one of the necessities is to have either enterprise or unlimited editions of the platform, with the enterprise being for more small scaled projects such as for instance amazon.com with the centered focus of just selling items, while the unlimited edition is much larger scaled projects that have multiple features, such as google with it's map feature, it's mail feature, it's search feature and so on.

 

Additionally, another bit of information asked by my company are the best implementation methods to make a website.

 

If anyone would be willing to part with information or point me in a direction with answers I would be appreciative.

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RyanGuestRyanGuest

The best place to start is probably here:

http://wiki.developerforce.com/index.php/An_Introduction_to_Force.com_Sites

 

I'd also check out these two videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz7xrhRyus0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G15auJjBL2U

 

If you have any specific questions, feel free to post them here. After you read through the wiki and watch the videos, you'll have a much better grasp of what is possible.

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RyanGuestRyanGuest

The best place to start is probably here:

http://wiki.developerforce.com/index.php/An_Introduction_to_Force.com_Sites

 

I'd also check out these two videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz7xrhRyus0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G15auJjBL2U

 

If you have any specific questions, feel free to post them here. After you read through the wiki and watch the videos, you'll have a much better grasp of what is possible.

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RyanGuestRyanGuest

The sites gallery also has some awesome examples:

http://developer.force.com/sitesgallery

SFineSFine

Thank you for the response. I have one question.

 

How do you have your force.com website include the app that you made? A Force.com workbook tutorial I went through had me make a warehouse application, but then the only launched page was a single 'catalog' page.

 

I look forward to your responses.

RyanGuestRyanGuest

- Add all the visualforce pages you created to your site

- Make sure you have the correct profile settings (public access settings)

- On the public access settings page, set the default app as the app you created