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Force.com site vs. Site.com


Resolution Force.com Sites:

  • Force.com sites supports both authenticated and public websites (i.e. the legacy portal products).
  • Included in all Enterprise Edition (or above) and Developer orgs.
  • Support for custom pages using Visualforce, JavaScript, CSS.
  • Main target audience is for users that are developers familiar with the above languages.
  • Can access all Force.com objects.
  • A full review of the product is available on this page.
  • Site.com is a CMS (Content Management System) that allows developers and non-developers alike to maintain a website. It has WYSIWYG editing and point-and-click page creation and management. Underlying SalesForce functionality is fairly constrained.
  • Site.com:

  • Formerly called “Siteforce”.
  • Is a provisioned (paid-for) product.
  • Site.com is meant for non-technical administrators as there is no coding necessary.
    Drag n drop support for CMS.
  • Allows custom coding using HTML, CSS, Javascript.
  • Includes a security model of who can contribute to and publish sites.
  • Chatter supported for contribution of content while chatter is not available on the front end website.
  • A full review of the product is available on this page.
  • Force.com Sites are websites that are created and coded by developers using VisualForce (an html-like SFDC-view language) and APEX code. Nearly every imaginable element of SalesForce functionality is available through code that can be written as part of a Force.com Site.
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