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Vitual Path Providers in Episerver 8 (or 9)


Hello everyone,

In my journey to migrate Episerver 6 to 8 i stumble on quite some challenges, one of them is:

In the old Episerver 6 you were able to create extra paths to access in the Media explorer. We did this by doing this:

virtualName="Template Themes"
indexingServiceCatalog="Web1" />

In the old site i have 6 definitions like this to folders, completely outside the website.

It worked like a charm in 6, but now i'm struggling to get it working in the new Episerver.  

Can anyone help to get this part up and running? I know however that Episerver 6 had 'Starting points'  in the Media tree, and i see Episerver 8 no longer has them. Ideally i would still want them, however if not possible i would still love to be able to use these virtualpaths, to access files on those locations.

Thanks in advance,


Oct 05, 2015 11:40
Oct 05, 2015 22:38

Since EPiServer 7.5 you don't use VPPs to store files. Instead EPiServer stores files as "Media" which is a kind of content in the same way as Blocks and Pages are content.

I would recommend that you look into having a ContentProvider instead. Johan Björnfot has an example which might do exactly what you're looking for?

There are also some good getting-started posts about this

Oct 05, 2015 22:39
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