Upgrading from TPC 3.1 or 3.2 to TPC 3.3 or 4.0

  • 1. Prerequisites
  • 2. Preparing for Upgrade
  • 3. Installation
  • 4. 4.0 Specific Installation
  • 5. Additional Steps


  • Sitefinity 8.0 and above if upgrading to TPC 3.3
  • Sitefinity 9.0 and above if upgrading to TPC 4.0
  • The Portal Connector 3.1 or 3.2 successfully installed on the Sitefinity site
  • A Portal Connector license applicable for the version you are upgrading to
  • Visual Studio 2012 or greater

Preparing for Upgrade

  1. We recommend that you take a backup of all the website files and a backup of the database (Refer to this article regarding how create a database backup).
  2. Identify the Sitefinity version of the target site. To do this, navigate to the Sitefinity backend, select Administration and then Version & Licensing.
  3. With this version, we’re able to download our Portal Connector release. Login to The Portal Connector website and navigate to the downloads page.
  4. On the left-hand side, select the version you want, in this case we’re upgrading to TPC 3.3
  5. Download the release appropriate to your Sitefinity version from Step 2.

If your version is not found in the list, The Portal Connector is either not supported for that release of Sitefinity or in the case of a recent Sitefinity release, we’re still testing the release with the latest Portal Connector version. For all questions about versioning please contact support@crmportalconnector.com


  1. If the .NET 4.5.2. framework is not installed on your server, download and install this now: https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/download/details.aspx?id=42642
  2. Navigate to your Sitefinity sites’ installation directory in Explorer
  3. Extract the contents of the zip file you downloaded previously into the bin folder, overwrite all changes.
  4. Open the SitefinityWebApp.csproj file in the root directory of the Sitefinity installation directory
  5. Under the SitefinityWebApp project in the Solution Explorer, double click the Properties item
  6. Open the Application tab
  7. Under Target framework, select “.NET Framework 4.5.2”
  8. Right click the SitefinityWebApp project and select Build
  9. Login to the Sitefinity backend and Refresh the Templates
  10. The site has now been upgraded to TPC 3.3 or TPC 4.0 

4.0 Specific Installation

This section assumes you have completed all of the previous steps

  1. Navigate to the Sitefinity backend
  2. Open Administration > Modules & Services
  3. Find the Feather module in the list, install and then activate it if it is not already installed.
  4. Once installed, find the The Portal Connector (MVC) module in the list and install and activate it.