Quick Links to Sitefinity Resources

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Whether you’re setting up your very first Sitefinity website or upgrading to the latest version, at some point you’re probably going to need to hunt down one or more of these items. Hopefully this post can serve as a quick guide (or reminder!) to where you can find these important Sitefinity Resources.

Note: Things change so if any of this becomes out of date please let me know and I will update it as time goes on!

Sitefinity Project Manager

Direct Link: http://www.telerik.com/account/your-products/download-list.aspx?skucid=21

The Sitefinity Project Manager is the tool used to create new Sitefinity sites, as well as performing upgrades. It’s available as both an installed and stand-alone application.

Latest version

After logging into your account, the direct link above will take you to the download page linking to the current latest version of Sitefinity.


Clicking the blue download button will download the zipped version of the project manager for the version shown in the gray box, which should always be the very latest official released version.

You can also get to this page after logging in by clicking Products and Subscriptions and selecting Sitefinity from the list:


This will take you to your product page for Sitefinity, which lists all the domains for which you have purchased licenses:


From here you can click the blue download button on the right to be taken to the main download page for Sitefinity to download the project manager or other related files.

All Product Files

By clicking the “Browse all product files” link in the main download page above you can find additional downloads related to the latest release.


  • Release notes – Contain the full details of the latest release, including fixes and breaking changes
  • Evaluation Edition – Installer for the project manager, useful for first-time users to try out the product quickly
  • Project Manager – The same file served by the Download button on the main page
  • STS Web App – Companion web application used to add external authentication and Single Sign On (SSO) to Sitefinity
  • Sitefinity PDB files – debug file symbols useful for troubleshooting

Internal builds for the latest release are also available here. These are generally “hotfix” releases that address a specific problem found after the main release.

You can also find the full list of internal builds for the latest release by clicking the “Latest Internal Builds” link on the main download page for Sitefinity.

Finally, you can track the history and availability of internal builds on the official Sitefinity forum: http://www.sitefinity.com/developer-network/forums/internal-builds

Previous versions

Direct Link: http://www.telerik.com/account/your-products/product-versions/olderversions.aspx?product=SF4.0

Older versions of Sitefinity can be downloaded by clicking the “Older versions” link on the main download page above, which will take you to the full history of Sitefinity releases including all release notes.


Selecting a specific version will take you to the list of downloads specific for that version, including the full installer, project manager, STS web app, and internal builds associated with that release.

If you are looking for a specific internal build, select the version that is closest to, but not higher than, the build you’re seeking.

For example, if you needed the internal build project manager for version 7.2.5324, you would first select the official release for 7.3.5200. The page for that version will then have the desired version listed under Internal Builds

Sitefinity License Files

Direct Link: http://www.telerik.com/account/license-management.aspx

The link above will take you to the list of sites for which you have purchased licenses, as well as any trial or developer licenses associated with your account.


If the link above changes or no longer works, you can access this page after by clicking Products and Subscriptions and selecting Sitefinity from the list:


Then on the sidebar of the product page, click the “Manage Domains and Licenses” link:



Select the site for which you require a license and click the “Manage” link to see the details page for that site.


To download the actual licenses, click the “Show Available Keys” link on the right side of the page, revealing the full list of available license files.


Make sure that the version you are running exactly matches the license file you are downloading and click the “Download” link to save the file.

Developer SDK

Direct Link: https://github.com/Sitefinity-SDK

Another important resource for Sitefinity is the developer kit (SDK) which contains several samples and helpful resources for developers, including the Widget templates for the latest release.

Widget Templates

Direct Link: https://github.com/Sitefinity-SDK/SitefinityResources/blob/master/Templates/WidgetTemplates.zip

Probably the most useful and frequent resource you’ll need are the Sitefinity widget templates, which are the layout files for all of the default Sitefinity widgets, such as Content Block, News Widget, Search Box, Navigation Menu, and all of the templateable controls within Sitefinity.

The zip file contains a copy of the default contents of every template which you can extract and use as a base for customization.

Additional Sitefinity resources such as the default Themes and Workflows as well as the API References for Visual Studio Help Viewer are available here: https://github.com/Sitefinity-SDK/SitefinityResources

Sitefinity Thunder

Direct Link: https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/381fde64-9898-4a5d-ae20-861e119bbf92

Another helpful resource for developers is the Thunder plugin for Visual Studio. This helpful plugin (also installable directly within Visual Studio) adds several new item templates for Visual Studio as well as adding connectivity to your sites to edit content directly from Visual Studio.

More info on Thunder is available here: http://docs.sitefinity.com/sitefinity-thunder-automate-you-development

Sitefinity Documentation

Direct Link: http://docs.sitefinity.com/

The last but certainly not least resource you’ll want to bookmark is the documentation. This extensive site documents all the features of Sitefinity including code samples for developers and is the first place you should look whenever you have Sitefinity questions.

Sitefinity Resources: Wrapping Up

This post links directly to many of the frequently-used resources for Sitefinity to make it easier to find what you need, and will be updated if these links change or break. Please report any missing or broken links via the comments, and as always I hope this was helpful!

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Senior Developer at iD Tech
Josh loves all things Microsoft and Windows, and develops solutions for Web, Desktop and Mobile using the .NET Framework, Azure, UWP and everything else in the Microsoft Stack. His other passion is music, and in his spare time Josh spins and produces electronic music under the name DJ SelArom. His other passion is music, and in his spare time Josh spins and produces electronic music under the name DJ SelArom.