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Designer Create Alternate Template

Topics: Administration, Customizing Orchard, Troubleshooting
Apr 15, 2011 at 4:26 PM

When I use the shape tracing and select to create a new template I get a page not found error. I have reinstalled the module but end up with the same error every time


URL/Orchard.DesignerTools/Alternate/Create not found

Apr 15, 2011 at 4:32 PM

Are you running the application in a virtual directory, i.e. http://localhost:30320/OrchardLocal/ ?

If so it looks like a bug as the application base path isn't getting included in the callback Url.

Apr 15, 2011 at 4:45 PM

I removed the url for security reasons. it is in there as an example of

Apr 15, 2011 at 5:00 PM

That doesn't answer my question; is the application running in a virtual directory?

Apr 15, 2011 at 5:32 PM

No, It is running as a root website

Apr 15, 2011 at 6:42 PM

Strange. Is that double slash supposed to be there or is that a typo?

Apr 15, 2011 at 6:43 PM

Typo Sorry

Apr 15, 2011 at 7:21 PM

Let me just check :

- What shape are you trying to create a template for

- What alternate name are you picking

I just saw a (different) error trying to create an alternate for code-based templates like Zones but I'm wondering if it's specific to a certain shape type or template.

The URL should definitely be correct.

If you go directly to that URL in the browser, do you get "Object reference not set to an instance of an object." ?

Apr 15, 2011 at 7:32 PM

I am trying to replace the name of the site with my logo instead so it is the zone header, branding. Trying to create an alternate template. The excat error message is below


The page cannot be found

The page you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.

Please try the following:

  • Make sure that the Web site address displayed in the address bar of your browser is spelled and formatted correctly.
  • If you reached this page by clicking a link, contact the Web site administrator to alert them that the link is incorrectly formatted.
  • Click the Back button to try another link.

HTTP Error 404 - File or directory not found.
Internet Information Services (IIS)

Technical Information (for support personnel)

  • Go to Microsoft Product Support Services and perform a title search for the words HTTP and 404.
  • Open IIS Help, which is accessible in IIS Manager (inetmgr), and search for topics titled Web Site Setup, Common Administrative Tasks, and About Custom Error Messages.
Apr 15, 2011 at 8:12 PM

Basically that page should be working, at least something should be happening. Can you try running the site thru VS's web server instead of IIS, could be a configuration issue?