BlogEngine 2.5 final release is ready for download, and most anticipated new feature is obviously ability to run multiple blogs on single code base. It's been a top request for a while, so hopefully it'll make lots of people happy
When I visit someone's blog for the first time and want to check quickly if it runs BlogEngine, I usually go straight to comment form and if it looks like a variation of the picture below I can sure tell it is running BE.
As much as I like power and flexibility NuGet provides to developers, I do realize that lots of people just want their packing task done fast and efficient and have no desire dig into command line. NuGet also has a little tool for building and editing packages graphically
Not been a Facebook junkie, I ran into this post in Portuguese (thanks Bing translator) and found that people apparently like to add pages to Facebook and share them with friends.
ELMAH on BlogEngine 2.0, the easy way. Just got an email asking about how to install ELMAH on BlogEngine.NET 2.0:
If you are .NET developer you no doubt heard about NuGet – this little package manager rapidly becoming a big deal in .NET open source community. There is a lot to like about it, and if you want to learn more go subscribe to Phil, Scott Hanselman or Scott Guthrie blogs to stay on top
If you ever wanted to develop BlogEngine on Linux, it has never been easier. To get started, download latest source code from this fork and copy it to the directory on your Linux machine.
I’ve been experimenting with different configurations for spam protection lately and want to share results which may be interesting to other bloggers.
I have updated Picasa extension for BlogEngine.NET 2.0. If you haven’t use it before, take a look at instructions here, the way it works didn’t change much. I made it better match new admin UI, but functionality stays very much the same.
Go to hosting dashboard/content/IIS management and click “create” link. This is an interface GoDaddy provides you to create virtual directory for your ASP.NET application. Give a name for directory and don’t forget to check “set application root” – this is akin to “configure virtual directory as application” in IIS world
BlogEngine 2.0 is .NET 3.5 application, but you can use it with .NET framework 4.0 with little effort by compiling source code as .NET 4.0 assembly. You can do it with free Visual Web Developer Express 2010 which can be downloaded as stand alone or installed with MS web platform installer, whichever you prefer. Here is short walk through.
In this part we'll get menu working. BlogEngine supports “pages” – pages are different in that they don’t belong to post list, don’t support comments and can have parent/child relationship. In short, this is a way to turn your blog into CMS (content management system) or combine blog and CMS on the same site.