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Short Brief About BlogEngine.NET

BlogEngine allows you to have your site instantly set up with blog easily. A small download and easy to follow instructions get you up and running in minutes. You can choose from various themes or make your own theme. Extend the functionality by creating your own custom control or add some of the many built into the system.

Blogengine.NET Frequently Asked Questions

Can BlogEngine.NET be installed within an existing website?
Yes. Install it in its your root folder and configure the directory it resides in as an application in IIS.
Some hosting providers may not allow the level of trust used in BlogEngine.NET by default. You can always consult on your hosting company regarding this matter.

Is BlogEngine.NET open source and completely free?
Yes, BlogEngine is developed by a group of passionate developers who aims to BlogEngine to give away absolutely free.

Is it hard to learn to use BlogEngine?
BlogEngine is easy to learn and use with the build in theme and setup screens.

BlogEngine runs on what type of database?
Interestingly, BlogEngine do not requirement any kinds of database to runs on it. By default, BlogEngine.NET uses XML to store all posts, pages and other data. However, some users tends to use other type of database to support the operation of BlogEngine.NET, in this case, MS SQL Server will ideal for the integration process.

What is the BlogEngine Licensed? Would I have the permission to distribute it?
BlogEngine.NET is licensed under the Microsoft Permissive License, which basically means that you can do anything you want to the source code as long as you release it under the same license.

What are the requirements to host BlogEngine
BlogEngine.NET is a web server that support ASP.NET 2.0 and above with write permissions on the App_Data folder. ASP hosting plan has been fully tested to ensure the compatibility with the BlogEngine.Net application.
The hosting plan are supported by dedicated client support team on 24 hours a days, 7 days per week.
Contact clients support team at now to find out how you can entitled to receive 3 months free on BlogEngine hosting account now!

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Blogengine.NET Version 1.4

According to Blogengine.NET development team, this version is the 5th, most stable and best version of Many users have upgraded their existing and for those bloggers who haven’t upgraded their, you are recommended to so in order to obtain all the latest features on

What are the latest features included in this version?

1) Not Web 2.0, But Web 3.0 improvements
BlogEngine.NET 1.4 makes full use of many semantic formats and technologies such as FOAF, SIOC and APML. It means that the content stored in your BlogEngine.NET installation will be fully portable and auto-discoverable. The interesting part is that now it can filter the RSS feeds based on the visitor’s interest defined in her APML file or do a site search with it as well.

2) Drag ‘n drop widgets Available now
Widgets are now available for bloggers to integrate the extra features and functions in Blogengine easily.. It could be a list of recent posts, latest tweets from Twitter or anything else. You can can now do this by just “drag and Drop” the widgets around in your sidebar and modify the content of them directly on the front-page. The widget works independently of the theme you are using as long as it is implemented in the theme.

3) Multiple Database Providers
For the convenience of all bloggers, Blogengine are now customized to be compatible with most of the databases. It can now supports MySql, Sql Server and many others, this will be a great advantage for different bloggers who hosted their application on different web hosting providers with different platform of database.

4) Author profiles can now handle multiple author blogs to let all authors maintain their own profile. So, blogging effort will be more fun and flexible with different authors authority on the blogs.

These are just few major changes on the latest Blogengine, for more features, you can download the application today and start to experience the difference of this blogging software can bring to you.

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What is Blogengine?

BlogEngine.NET is an open source .NET blogging project that was born out of desire for a better blog platform. A blog platform with less complexity, easy customization, and one that takes advantage of the latest .NET features.

BlogEngine.NET was designed using the current .NET framework and focused on simplicity, ease of extendibility, and innovative features. With BlogEngine.NET, we hope to create the natural blog of choice for all .NET developers world wide.

What is the requirements of using Blogengine?

Since blogengine has been build on a .net platform, therefore you have to ensure that your hosting plan supports and does have one new MS SQL 2005 database or MS SQL 2008 database available for the installation.

Without the accessibility of the MSSQL database, the free installation will not work and hence, your BlogEngine cannot be installed. It also requires Windows 2003 hosting with IIS 6 hosting compatible, Windows 2008 hosting with IIS 7.0 hosting compatible in ASP.NET hosting plans.

What is the features that Blogengine have?

Here are some of the main features i found out on Blogengine:

1) BlogEngine features social bookmarks, OpenSearch support, XFN tags, AJAX, FOAF, SIOC, APML, Gravatars, coComments , tag cloud, Google sitemap and other so called Web 2.0 features.

2) There is a variety of cool widgets such as an AJAX post calendar or a blogroll that retrieves the latest posts from each blog and displays the title beneath the blog

3) Advanced commenting system in AJAX that supports country flags, live preview, Gravatars etc.

Where to get Blogengine hosting?

For information about obtaining your own blogengine blog, log on to your professional ASP.NET web hosting providers – at now.

List of ASP.NET Software Installers That Integrated With ASP.NET Hosting Plans:

There are many ASP.NET scripts out there which can help advance ASP.NET developers or even normal ASP.NET users to build custom website effectively and most importantly the ASP.NET scripts can be installed and functional in the shortest amount of time and the ease of efforts.

Just imagine the installation can be done in just a simple 1 or 2 clicks and you will have your blogs, forums or other ASP.NET based content management system setup for you.

While also constantly aware about this technologies and issues, therefore, as a compliments from to all clients, all clients can now choose from the list of ASP.NET installation scripts on their control panel to complete the installation.

Below are the list of ASP.NET software portals that can be installed very easily from hosting control panel (Note: There are more ASP.NET software installer portals will be added from time to time):

1. DotNetNuke Hosting (DotNetNuke 4.9.0 Hosting Up-to-date!)
DotNetNuke is a content management system ideal for creating and deploying projects such as commercial web sites, intranets and extranets,and online publishing portals.

2. Community Server Hosting
Community Server is the award winning platform for rapidly enabling both small and large online communities.

3. nGallery Hosting
nGallery is a FREEWARE, OPEN SOURCE implementation of a image gallery written purely in managed .NET and C#. nGallery provides a solution to store and display your image galleries on your own Web site, as well as providing means for customizing and extending nGallery to your own personal likings.

4. mojoPortal Hosting
mojoPortal is an Object Oriented web site framework written in C# that runs under ASP.NET on Windows.

5. Flexwiki Hosting
Flexwiki is a collaborative forum where people can share ideas and record any consensus reached on difficult issues, along with rebuttal.

6. Umbraco Hosting
Umbraco is an open and free alternative on the Microsoft .NET Platform. It act as web-creation tool and all content in umbraco is under version control and the publishing routines are so fast. It features a generic content structure making it possible to create any kinds of content types.

7. Rainbow Hosting
The Rainbow portal is an open source initiative to build a comprehensive CMS using Microsoft’s ASP.NET and C# technologies. Rainbow allows content authoring to be safely delegated to role-based team members who need little or no knowlege of HTML.

8. Sitefinity Hosting
Sitefinity is an innovative development platform for creation and management of professional websites, community portals, and intranets. It offers a rich set of built-in features, a unique Web 2.0 interface, and powerful development capabilities that bring developers, designers and content authors closer together.

9. BlogEngine Hosting
BlogEngine.NET is an open source .NET blogging project that was born out of desire for a better blog platform. A blog platform with less complexity, easy customization, and one that takes advantage of the latest .NET features.
BlogEngine.NET was designed using the current .NET framework 3.5 and focused on simplicity, ease of extendibility, and innovative features.

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