I've created my own helix based solution on the habitat project and I need to support multiple sites in this solution. But I don't know how to structure the Project folder here I need to create is the following basic structure the right approach or did I miss something?

  • Project
    • Common
    • DotComWeb
    • DotComCommon
    • ShopsWeb
    • ShopsCommon
  • I hope you aren't using the habitat solution to start building out a new solution for your company, since it's not a starter kit. If you are using it for learning purposes than this is fine and ignore me. Sep 24, 2018 at 22:10
  • @DylanYoung No I've created my own complete new solution, I am just using the Gulp Task and Serialization setup from Habitat and the overall Structure but no projects and so on. Sep 25, 2018 at 6:21
  • Maybe I'll get shamed, but we actually found Sitecore.Foundation.Assets, Sitecore.Foundation.Dictionary, Sitecore.Foundation.FieldEditor, Sitecore.Foundation.LocalDatasource, and Sitecore.Foundation.SitecoreExtensions to be rather helpful. TeamCity complains about C# coding standard issues which bumps up our issue counts, but otherwise these are pretty solid. Sep 25, 2018 at 12:40
  • @JamesSkemp Yes I am also looking forward to this Modules to use them in the near future I hope this is ok :-) Sep 25, 2018 at 13:49
  • Copy Habitat modules at your own risk. They are not supported by Sitecore. Better to incorporate and customize to your requirements. Oct 3, 2018 at 15:02

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When I was setting up our project layer based upon the Helix architecture principles for the project layer, this bit stood out to me:

Typically, in a single tenant solution there will only be a single module, namely the specific website or requirements that fits the needs of the tenant, and this will contain little or no pre-compiled code but instead consist of mark-up, styling, layout and templates of the item types in Sitecore which the editors can create (see Template types).

And for Habitat:

"The Common module paves the way for a multi-tenant implementation by defining some of the shared templates and settings between tenants."

So our current structure looks very similar:

  • Project
    • AbcWebsite
    • Common
    • QrsWebsite
    • XyzWebsite

What I'm not sure is what the use case would be for another Common project for each website, as you've done.

Unless you have multiple multi-tenant implementations with their own shared code, I wouldn't expect you'd need another common project for each website. And if you do have multi-tenant implementations like that (such as if each multi-tenant instance is a different client/customer), I wonder if that should instead be a different Visual Studio solution, one for each client/multi-tenant instance.

This also means that if you don't have a multi-tenant solution, a Common project layer module wouldn't be required.

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    my above code was just an example what I thought it would look like :-) Sep 25, 2018 at 6:23
  • :) Glad this helped! Sep 25, 2018 at 12:38

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