To avoid problems during the development of an Sitecore site it could be useful to disable the Sitecore Publishing method.

This can be done by editing the following web.config rule:

<site name=”website” virtualFolder=”/” physicalFolder=”/” rootPath=”/sitecore/content” startItem=”/home” database=”web” domain=”extranet” allowDebug=”true” cacheHtml=”true” htmlCacheSize=”10MB” enablePreview=”true” enableWebEdit=”true” enableDebugger=”true” disableClientData=”false”/>

These are the settings of your current site. The database key contains the database name from where the site needs to get its content. By setting this to the master database you do not need to publish your content anymore.


Senior Technical Evangelist with the Technical Marketing team at Sitecore. Working closely with product development and product management to help customers, partners and the developers unlock the full potential of Sitecore.

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