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Work with websites

If multisite support is enabled for your instance of Ibexa DXP, you can use Site Factory to create and manage multiple websites from one place. These websites can, for example, be in different languages, or customised for different audiences, and still be kept in the Repository of your installation. To be able to use it, the Site Factory has to be enabled and configured by the administrator. For more information see developer documentation on Site Factory.

Create a website

To access Site Factory, in the leftmost pane, click the Site management* icon and then **List. If Site Factory is enabled, and you have sufficient permissions, you should see the Create button. Click it to access the Creating New Site modal.

Site Factory icon

Here, you can create an entirely new website or a different language version of an already existing website. First, you select a name, a predefined design, and a Parent Location for your website.

Create a new website step one

If the design defines a Site skeleton, you can choose if you want to copy the entire content structure of the design with a toggle. To preview the Site skeleton architecture, click Site management, and then Site skeletons.

Next, you can decide if the website will go live after creation or will be offline with the Status switcher. In this section you also define the SiteAccess URL addresses with their main languages, fallback languages, and optional paths for the website.

Path limitation

The path can be only one directory deep. Do not use paths that have more than one element, for example, /en/articles.

For more information about SiteAccesses, see Multisite.

Create a new website step two

If all required fields are filled out you can select Create, and the website is be added to the website list in the Site management area.


A SiteAccess that you create in Site Factory is always treated with lower priority than a SiteAccess defined by the administrator as part of configuration. For example, if you create a website that uses the fr path in Site Factory, and the administrator defines a French website manually in configuration files, your website is ignored by the system.

Edit an existing website

To edit the website select Site settings icon that is situated next to the website name. Here, you can edit all the elements you selected during creation of the website:

  • name
  • design
  • visibility
  • URL
  • language

Delete an existing website

To enable deleting a website you have to change the website status to offline. Live websites cannot be deleted. Next, select the Delete icon and confirm your choice.

Site list