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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.

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

  • 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 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
  4. download or clone the git repo from Habitat Home Platform 9.3.0 to D:\Projects\HHP930
  5. Note: I don’t want to use the default settings so I need to adjust the appropriate values in:
    • cake-config.json
    • \src\Project\Global\code\App_Config\Include\Project\z.DevSettings.config
  6. deploy Sitecore.HabitatHome.Platform
    • launch PowerShell as an administrator
    • change directory to D:\Projects\HHP930
    • execute .\build
  7. hopefully everything runs well and then you would see something like this
  8. open a browser and then navigate to https://habitathome930.local, you would see something like this

Note: a known issue

  1. Search function does NOT work as expected: No results

Happy Sitecore XP version 9.3.0 Demo Installation!

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