Hi, I'm trying to do the scenario 2 (as 1 application) as well but running into a few difficult situations. First, I came across this page (since I have their products) and tried to mimic the site so I can have a better understanding of BE.
The site is: www.wdtvlive.com.
My thinking that I need to have BE as 1 application is because the main page pulls in the 3 latest blog posts. If I separate the two applications like scenario 1 as BenAmada mentioned above, then I'm not sure how I can get the 3 latest blog posts to
post on the main page in addition to a blog page. I think scenario 1 is cleaner but I'm not sure how to access the database from my application to retrieve the blogs from BE and post it on the main page. Any suggestions in attacking this problem?
Should I set up as 1 application and let BE run the entire show or separate into 2 applications and have my main site pull the blogs from BE database? If 2 separate apps, is it possible to retrieve the blog posts?
Complications With BE as the Only Application:
1 - If I create a page and set it as a front page, the url becomes: www.mysite.com/pages/whatever.aspx and I need it to be just simply: www.mysite.com
2 - If I create a page, say like the wdtvlive.com product page, where the content is dynamic and pulls in from XML and formats using XSL, I don't know how to modify the page. I can't seem to locate that pages I created in the admin panel to put the
codes to pull in the XML and format onto the page with XSL.
Anyone with a better solution to handle this?