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

Habitat website


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.

If that is the case, you should set up Sitecore demo – Habitat Home – on your machine so that you’re able to play around with the Sitecore solution example and then learn something.

Setup Preresiquites

You must log into before downloading the following ones:

Step-by-step Guide

  1. install the ones below if not yet
  2. install all required Sitecore modules below via Installation Wizard
  3. publish your Sitecore Instance
    • Smart publish the website
  4. download or clone the git repo from Habitat Home Platform 9.3.0 to D:ProjectsHHP930
  5. Note: I don’t want to use the default settings so I need to adjust the appropriate values in:
    • cake-config.json
      Highlight WebsiteRoot, XConnectRoot, InstanceUrl and others
    • srcProjectGlobalcodeApp_ConfigIncludeProjectz.DevSettings.configHighlight D:ProjectsHHP930items
  6. deploy Sitecore.HabitatHome.Platform
    • launch PowerShell as an administrator
    • change directory to D:ProjectsHHP930
    • execute .build
      Command to build the script
  7. hopefully everything runs well and then you would see something like this
    • Command screen showing the completed build
  8. open a browser and then navigate to https://habitathome930.local, you would see something like this
    • Habitat website

Note: a known issue

  1. Search function does NOT work as expected: No resultsHighlight the No Results

Happy Sitecore XP version 9.3.0 Demo Installation!

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