Sitecore Xpress - Initial Thoughts
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 10:22 PM
Someone asked me today if I ever got around to downloading and installing the new Sitecore Xpress. I did indeed! My first impression? It's just the Sitecore SBSK (Small Business Starter Kit) re-packaged with a nice "free for personal use" license slapped on top. Kind of underwhelming, but don't get me wrong - it's still a really good thing.
For those not familiar with the SBSK, it provides a nice sample site for you to begin with when building your first site with Sitecore. Example templates, layouts, renderings, CSS, etc are all included along with some instructions to help get you off the ground.
Here are some quick screenshots I took of my Sitecore Xpress install. The first shows the initial published site that comes with the package. The second is the SBSK sample site that also comes with the package. The third shows some of the pre-built templates that are included.
If you want to read the full Sitecore Xpress license, it can be found at http://www.sitecorexpress.net/sitecore/content/Express/LicenseAgreement.aspx. And of course if you want to download it yourself, head ovr to http://www.sitecorexpress.net/