Sitecore XP 9.3.0 and SXA 9.3.0 Demo – Habitat Home – Setup Guide

You’re a Sitecore developer and want to know how to implement the website(s) using Sitecore Experience Accelerator 9.3.0 (aka SXA 9.3.0) on Sitecore Experience Platform 9.3 Initial Release (aka Sitecore XP 9.3.0) and following Helix principles.

Here is the step by step guide for setting up Sitecore demo – Habitat Home – on your machine so that you’re able to play around with the Sitecore solution example and learn something.

Setup Prerequisites for Sitecore 9.3

  • it’s configured for HTTPS/SSL only
  • Windows 10
  • Visual Studio 2017 (version 15.7 or later)

You must log into before downloading the following:

Step-by-step Guide for this Sitecore 9.3 demo

  1. If you have not done so, start with installing the ones below

  2. Install all required Sitecore modules below via Installation Wizard

  3. Publish your Sitecore Instance

    • sitecore, sitecore instance
  4. Download or clone the git repo from Habitat Home Platform 9.3.0 to D:\Projects\HHP930 

  5. Take Note that I prefer not to use the default settings so I need to adjust the appropriate values in:

    • cake-config.json
      hhp930 3 -
    • \src\Project\Global\code\App_Config\Include\Project\z.DevSettings.confighhp930 4 -
  6. Deploy Sitecore.HabitatHome.Platform

    • launch PowerShell as an administrator
    • change directory to D:\Projects\HHP930
    • execute .\build
      hhp930 1 -
  7. Hopefully everything runs well and then you would see something like this code below:

    • hhp930 2 -
  8. Open up a new browser and navigate to https://habitathome930.local and you would see something like this:

    • sitecore habitat demo

Note: a known issue

  1. Search function does NOT work as expected: No resultssitecore habitat home demo
    • my suggestion: ensure to perform “Create SOLR SXA cores” step (page 6 – 8) in SXA 9.3.0 Installation Guide (Note: must log into before downloading) and then you would see something like thissitecore habitat home, sitecore demo


      Finally, you are done with the Sitecore XP version 9.3.0 Demo Installation! Hope you learned something from this Sitecore 9.30 demo tutorial.