Welcome to BlogEngine.NET 2.0 using Microsoft SQL Server

by Admin 26. January 2011 21:26

If you see this post it means that BlogEngine.NET 2.0 is running and the hard part of creating your own blog is done. There is only a few things left to do.

Write Permissions

To be able to log in to the blog and writing posts, you need to enable write permissions on the App_Data folder. If you’re blog is hosted at a hosting provider, you can either log into your account’s admin page or call the support. You need write permissions on the App_Data folder because all posts, comments, and blog attachments are saved as XML files and placed in the App_Data folder. 

If you wish to use a database to to store your blog data, we still encourage you to enable this write access for an images you may wish to store for your blog posts.  If you are interested in using Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, SQL CE, or other databases, please see the BlogEngine wiki to get started.

Security

When you've got write permissions to the App_Data folder, you need to change the username and password. Find the sign-in link located either at the bottom or top of the page depending on your current theme and click it. Now enter "admin" in both the username and password fields and click the button. You will now see an admin menu appear. It has a link to the "Users" admin page. From there you can change the username and password.  Passwords are hashed by default so if you lose your password, please see the BlogEngine wiki for information on recovery.

Configuration and Profile

Now that you have your blog secured, take a look through the settings and give your new blog a title.  BlogEngine.NET 1.4 is set up to take full advantage of 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.  Be sure to fill in your author profile to take better advantage of this.

Themes and Widgets

One last thing to consider is customizing the look of your blog.  We have a few themes available right out of the box including two fully setup to use our new widget framework.  The widget framework allows drop and drag placement on your side bar as well as editing and configuration right in the widget while you are logged in.  Be sure to check out our home page for more theme choices and downloadable widgets to add to your blog.

Try Out New Features

BlogEngine now supports code syntax highlighting and HTML5 video out of the box. To add a video, click the "Insert video" button just above the post editor. Once your video is uploaded, use the following syntax to show it: [­video src="be-sample.mp4"]. Make sure to add "video/mp4" as a MIME type to your IIS.

You can add formatted code by pressing the "Insert Code" button on the post editor toolbar. Here is a small sample:

// Hello1.cs
public class Hello1
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      System.Console.WriteLine("Hello, World!");
   }
}

 

On the web

You can find BlogEngine.NET on the official website. Here you'll find tutorials, documentation, tips and tricks and much more. The ongoing development of BlogEngine.NET can be followed at CodePlex where the daily builds will be published for anyone to download.

Good luck and happy writing.

The BlogEngine.NET team

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Famous Quotes
Famous Quotes United States
2/10/2011 10:12:09 AM #

I was wondering if you ever considered changing the layout of your blog?  Its very well written; I love what youve got to say.  But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better.  Youve got an awful lot of text

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2/10/2011 9:44:32 PM #

I must say, youve got one of the best blogs Ive seen in a long time.  What I wouldnt give to be able to create a blog thats as interesting as this.  I guess Ill just have to keep reading yours and hope that one day I can write on a subject with as much kn

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2/11/2011 1:54:39 AM #

Have you ever thought about adding a little bit more than just your thoughts?  I mean, what you say is important and everything.  But its got no punch, no pop!  Maybe if you added a pic or two, a video?  You could have such a more powerful blog if you let

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2/11/2011 7:51:00 AM #

You...are...my...hero!!!  I cant believe something like this exists on the internet!  Its so true, so honest, and more than that you dont sound like an idiot!  Finally, someone who knows how to talk about a subject without sounding like a kid who didnt get that bike he wanted for Christmas.

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2/11/2011 4:52:10 PM #

You sure do know what youre talking about.  Man, this blog is just great!  I cant wait to read more of what youve got to say.  Im really happy that I came across this when I did because I was really starting to get bored with the whole blogging scene.  Youve turned me around, man!

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Designing Ideas United States
2/11/2011 5:00:19 PM #

Good luck getting people behind this one.  Though you make some VERY fascinating points, youre going to have to do more than bring up a few things that may be different than what weve already heard.  What are trying to say here?  What do you want us to think?  It seems like you cant really get behind a unique thought.  Anyway, thats just my opinion.

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2/12/2011 4:03:46 PM #

How is it that just anybody can write a blog and get as popular as this?  Its not like youve said anything incredibly impressive --more like youve painted a pretty picture over an issue that you know nothing about!  I dont want to sound mean, here.  But do you really think that you can get away with adding some pretty pictures and not really say anything?

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2/12/2011 11:46:07 PM #

For what its worth, the layout is definitely amazing.  You know how to balance writing and images/videos.  However, I cant get over how little you actually bring to light here.  I think that everyones said the same thing that youve said over and over again.  Dont you think its time for something more?

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ppi claims United States
2/13/2011 5:58:54 PM #

Wow, what a blog!  I mean, you just have so much guts to go ahead and tell it like it is.  Youre what blogging needs, an open minded superhero who isnt afraid to tell it like it is.  This is definitely something people need to be up on.  Good luck in the future, man.

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Payday Loans United States
2/15/2011 12:01:43 AM #

I think more people need to read blogs like this.  Its so important to know how to construct a great blog to get people interested and youve done just that.  The content is great, the videos are perfect for what youre trying to say.  Awesome, man. Really awesome!  Cant wait to read more.

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merchant account leads United States
2/15/2011 10:37:32 AM #

The next time I read a blog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as much as this one.  I mean, I know it was my choice to read, but I actually thought youd have something interesting to say.  All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you could fix if you werent too busy looking for attention.

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