Examples in the E-commerce features section of the documentation are based on the sample Dancing Goat and E-commerce Portal Engine sites. In order to try out the examples in practice, we recommend that you install the Dancing Goat and E-commerce Site first.
You can install the e-commerce sample sites in both cases:
- You are going to run a new installation of the system.
- You have already installed the system (but without one or both e-commerce sample sites).
New Kentico installation
Launch Kentico_<version>.exe and follow the instructions in Installing Kentico.
It is highly recommended that you install all e-commerce and on-line marketing components when going through the custom installation. Otherwise, the sample sites may not work correctly.
- In the Sample sites step, select Dancing Goat and E-commerce Site.
- Click Next and continue with the installation.
After the system successfully finishes the installation, you can launch the sample Dancing Goat or E-commerce Site.
Existing Kentico installation
If you have already installed Kentico but without one or both of the e-commerce sample sites (Dancing Goat and E-commerce Site), you can add the site using the New site wizard.
- Open the Sites application and click New site wizard.
- In Step 1 of the wizard, select Use website template and click Next.
- In Step 2, select Dancing Goat or E-commerce Site from the list of available website templates and click Next.
Go through the rest of the wizard as described in Creating new sites from templates.
We recommend that you leave the default settings unless you really need to change them according to your specific requirements.
When the wizard finishes, you can see in the Sites application that the e-commerce sample sites are listed among other available sites.
- Run ( ) the Dancing Goat or E-commerce Site.
- Go to Applications and click Live site.
The system opens the home page of the launched site.