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Multisite configuration

You can configure the available SiteAccesses under the ezplatform.siteaccess key.

SiteAccess configuration

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ezplatform:
    siteaccess:
        list: [site, event]
        groups:
            site_group: [site]
            event_group: [event]
        default_siteaccess: site
        match:
            URIElement: 1

SiteAccess groups

ezplatform.siteaccess.groups defines which groups SiteAccesses belong to.

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ezplatform:
    siteaccess:
        groups:
            site_group: [site]
            event_group: [event]

Groups are useful when you want to use common settings for several SiteAccesses and avoid duplicating configuration. SiteAccess groups act like regular SiteAccesses as far as configuration is concerned. A SiteAccess can be part of several groups. SiteAccess configuration has always precedence over group configuration.

admin SiteAccess

The predefined admin SiteAccess in admin_group (configured in config/packages/ezplatform_admin_ui.yaml) serves the Back Office. Do not remove this group. If you need a multisite setup with multiple Back Offices, add any additional administration SiteAccesses to admin_group.

In cases where the sites are on separate databases, each needs its own repository (including their own storage and search connection), var dir, cache pool, and ideally also separate Varnish/Fastly configuration.

Caution

Different SiteAccesses can only have different var_dir if they also have different repositories.

Default SiteAccess

The default_siteaccess setting identifies which SiteAccess is used by default when no other SiteAccess matches.

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ezplatform:
    siteaccess:
        default_siteaccess: site

SiteAccess matching

The match setting defines the rule or set of rules by which SiteAccesses are matched. See SiteAccess matching for more information.

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ezplatform:
    siteaccess:
        match:
            URIElement: 1

SiteAccess name

To create a better editorial experience, you can replace the SiteAccess code in the Back Office with a human-readable name of the website, for example Company site or Summer Sale.

You can also translate SiteAccess names. Displayed names depend on the current Back Office language.

To define translations or SiteAccess names, place them in YAML file with correct language code, for example translations/ezplatform_siteaccess.en.yaml:

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en: Company site
fr: Company site France

Scope

All SiteAccess-aware configuration is resolved depending on scope.

The available scopes are:

  1. global
  2. SiteAccess
  3. SiteAccess group
  4. default

The scopes are applied in the order above. This means that global overrides all other scopes. If global is not defined, the configuration then tries to match a SiteAccess, and then a SiteAccess group. Finally, if no other scope is matched, default is applied.

In short: if you want a match that always applies, regardless of SiteAccesses use global. To define a fallback, use default.

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ezplatform:
    system:
        global:
            # If set, this value is used regardless of any other configuration
        site:
            # This is used for the 'site' SiteAccess
        site_group:
            # This is overwritten by the SiteAccess above, since the SiteAccess has precedence
        default:
            # This value is only used if there is no setting for global scope, SiteAccess or SiteAccess group

global and default scopes include the admin SiteAccess, which is responsible for the Back Office. For example, the following configuration defines both the front template for articles and the template used in the Back Office, unless you configure other templates for a specific SiteAccess or SiteAccess group:

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ezplatform:
    system:
        default:
            content_view:
                full:
                    article:
                        template: full/article.html.twig
                        match:
                            Identifier\ContentType: [article]

SiteAccesses and Page Builder

To define which SiteAccesses are available in the submenu in Page Builder, use the following configuration:

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ezplatform:
    system:
        admin:
            page_builder:
                siteaccess_list: [site, de, fr, no]
        de:
            page_builder:
                siteaccess_list: [site, de]

If you are using multiple domains, list all domains for an admin SiteAccess under siteaccess_hosts:

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ezplatform:
    system:
        admin:
            page_builder:
                siteaccess_list: [site, de, fr, no]
                siteaccess_hosts:
                    - my_domain.com
                    - another_domain.org

SiteAccess with separate admin domain

If an admin SiteAccess in your installation uses a different domain than the front SiteAccesses, be sure to use SSL (https protocol). Otherwise, you cannot preview content in Page Builder from the Back Office.

SiteAccess switching in Page Builder

If you need to change between SiteAccesses in Site mode, do not use any functions in the page itself (for example, a language switcher). This may cause unexpected errors. Instead, switch between SiteAccesses using the SiteAccess bar above the page.

Location tree

You can restrict SiteAccesses to different parts of the content tree. When you do it, only the selected Location and its descendants are reachable from this SiteAccess.

Configure this under ezplatform.systems.<scope>.content.tree_root, for example:

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ezplatform:
    system:
        <scope>:
            content:
                tree_root:
                    location_id: 42
                    excluded_uri_prefixes: [/media, /images]
            index_page: /EventFrontPage
  • location_id defines the Location ID of the content root for the SiteAccess.
  • excluded_uri_prefixes defines which URIs ignore the root limit set using location_id. In the example above, the Media and Images folders are accessible using their own URI, even though they are outside the Location provided in content.tree_root.location_id.
  • index_page is the page shown when you access the root index /.

Note

Prefixes are not case sensitive. Leading slashes (/) are automatically trimmed internally, so they can be ignored.

Tip

For an example of a multisite configuration, see Set up campaign SiteAccess.