Constellation.Foundation.Datasources 9.0.8.25396

Constellation is a collection of utilities for .NET CMS implementers.
The Foundation.Datasources library is an opinionated information architecture for Sitecore. It includes "base" templates and Item
information rules to enforce the architecture.

Core Architecture Concept:
Web Site Items are one of the following types:

Context Datasource: A "page" Item in Sitecore, has a URL, has presentation, loads a Layout and has placeholders for additional Renderings.

Subcontent: A "page fragment" Item in Sitecore, specifically an Item designed to be used as the DataSource for a Rendering. It is required
for the Rendering to render. Subcontent is optional page content, but is unique to the page it appears on.

Widget: Also a "page fragment" Item in Sitecore, specifically an Item designed to be used as the DataSource for a Rendering. It is required
for the Rendering to render. Widgets are optional page content, but are designed to be shared by multiple pages.


The primary information architecture for this design involves the storage of SubContent vs Widgets. All Pages on a site should get a _subcontent
folder beneath them which is where Items of type Subcontent should be stored. This allows for Renderings to specify their Datasource location
as "./_subcontent"

Widgets should be stored beneath the /tenant/site node (using Helix methodology) typically in a /widgets folder, possibly broken up by widget
type or marketing intentions.

You can use the following Rule Conditions to enforce this Information Architecture:
* ItemIsContextDatasource
* Item IsSubcontentDatasource
* ItemIsWidgetDatasource
* ItemSupportsSubcontent (in some cases Pages should not support subcontent, for example, wildcard pages or pages imported from an external system)

You can use the following Rule Actions to enforce this Information Architecture:
* CreateSubcontentFolder

In general you need a rule like this:

On Item Saved, if the Item Supports Subcontent, Create a Subcontent Folder (if none exists) An example is provided in the attached package.

After setting up this rule, ensure that your Renderings are organized into Widgets and Subcontent with appropriate Datasources established.


Installation:
Add this NuGet package to a Web Application project. After building and deploying, this library will automatically install the Sitecore package containing
the necessary rules and templates to support this architecture.

Configured for use with Sitecore 9.0.
Requires Sitecore 9.0 NuGet packages, available here: https://sitecore.myget.org/F/sc-packages/api/v3/index.json

There is a newer version of this package available.
See the version list below for details.
Install-Package Constellation.Foundation.Datasources -Version 9.0.8.25396
dotnet add package Constellation.Foundation.Datasources --version 9.0.8.25396
<PackageReference Include="Constellation.Foundation.Datasources" Version="9.0.8.25396" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add Constellation.Foundation.Datasources --version 9.0.8.25396
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Release Notes

Now with Intellisense support. Now includes a Supports Subcontent item save rule.

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Version History

Version Downloads Last updated
9.1.2.23267 357 4/11/2019
9.1.1.23243 176 3/6/2019
9.1.0.29542 365 12/6/2018
9.1.0.28422 135 12/6/2018
9.0.8.25396 221 10/21/2018
9.0.7.24650 207 10/4/2018
9.0.6.22275 192 10/4/2018
9.0.5.20388 301 7/23/2018
9.0.4.18797 320 6/7/2018
9.0.3.26539 295 5/25/2018
9.0.2.20527 449 2/12/2018
9.0.2.17869 250 2/12/2018
9.0.1.25283 369 12/16/2017
9.0.0.26790 302 11/24/2017
9.0.0.21676 258 11/22/2017
9.0.0.17844 258 11/24/2017
9.0.0.17054 270 11/24/2017