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Comment Form Templates

Comment Form Templates

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.

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Theme Packer

Theme Packer

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

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Facebook Page Like Widget

Facebook Page Like Widget

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.

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BlogEngine 2.0 with Monodevelop

BlogEngine 2.0 with Monodevelop

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.

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Some Thoughts on Spam

Some Thoughts on Spam

I’ve been experimenting with different configurations for spam protection lately and want to share results which may be interesting to other bloggers.

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Picasa and PrettyPhoto updated for BlogEngine.NET 2.0

Picasa and PrettyPhoto updated for BlogEngine.NET 2.0

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.

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Hosting BlogEngine.NET 2.0 on GoDaddy

Hosting BlogEngine.NET 2.0 on GoDaddy

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

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Using BlogEngine.NET 2.0 with .NET 4.0 framework

Using BlogEngine.NET 2.0 with .NET 4.0 framework

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.

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How to convert theme to BlogEngine.NET part 4

How to convert theme to BlogEngine.NET part 4

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.

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