BlogEngine.NET 2.9 Released

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Today we are happy to announce BlogEngine.NET 2.9 release to the public! Last few weeks we’ve been hard at work improving and polishing 2.9 beta and now it is ready for everyone to download and use. Read more...

About

BlogEngine.NET is an open source ASP.NET project that was born out of desire for a better blogging platform. We focused on simplicity, ease of use, extendibility and innovative design while taking advantage of the latest .NET features.

BlogEngine.NET is easily customizable. We have many downloadable themes, widgets, and extensions or you can make your own with some basic .NET skills. With BlogEngine.NET, it is easy to make your blog look and function exactly how you’d like.

Our latest release combines cutting edge technologies with state of the art design, does not require database or complex setup and let you get your blog up and running in minutes. Hope you’ll enjoy using it as much as we do.

Happy blogging!

News

Patch for BlogEngine.NET 2.9

Since version 2.9 released we made multiple small improvements and bug fixes based on response from our users. Luckily, there were no critical issues in this release that would effect everyone, so you can continue using 2.9.0 just fine. For those who might be effected by an issue that was fixed after initial release, you can download a small patch from link below. Notice that download packages on ... [More]* $4.95/month BlogEngine.net Hosting - Click Here!

BlogEngine.NET 2.9 Released

Today we are happy to announce BlogEngine.NET 2.9 release to the public! Last few weeks we’ve been hard at work improving and polishing 2.9 beta and now it is ready for everyone to download and use. We put a lot of work into this release and hope you'll enjoy using it. You can also check out Farzin's post on design process with some nice screenshots.Happy New Year and Merry Blogging!!! What's new... [More]* $4.95/month BlogEngine.net Hosting - Click Here!

BlogEngine.NET 2.9 Beta Release

The newest release of BlogEngine.NET is out and available for download here. Why beta? We usually go with RC (release candidate) to test new code in the wild before final version. But this release has more significant changes to underlying code base than usual and we want to test it out earlier and have time to make adjustments if needed. So if you run critical website don't rush with update jus... [More]* $4.95/month BlogEngine.net Hosting - Click Here!

Patch for BlogEngine.NET 2.8

We identified few minor issues people can run into when upgraded to BlogEngine.NET 2.8 from previous version. Most serious related to post slug generation, others needed to improve SEO and formatting in some specific cases. To use this patch, download ZIP file, extract and push containing files to corresponding locations on your web server. There are just 6 files that you'll have to override, shou... [More]* $4.95/month BlogEngine.net Hosting - Click Here!

BlogEngine.NET 2.8 Released

We are happy to announce BlogEngine.NET 2.8 release! You can get it on our downloads page and upgrade instructions are available here. Here are some helpful videos on how to install version 2.8 and how to upgrade from 2.7 to 2.8 using updater utility.   What is new in this release Bug fixes. We made lots of fixes and improvements to make code more stable, reliable and work well out of ... [More]* $4.95/month BlogEngine.net Hosting - Click Here!

BlogEngine.NET 2.7 - Now Available

Today we are releasing BlogEngine.NET 2.7!   It can be downloaded here.  If you are upgrading from a previous version, upgrade instructions are available. What's New Here is a list of new features.  While there are a lot of good changes in this version, two that stand out are some needed security improvements and extensionless URLs.  With extensionless URLs turned on, the UR... [More]* $4.95/month BlogEngine.net Hosting - Click Here!
Features

Features

Here's a short list of all the features of BlogEngine.NET  

Plug ’n play

BlogEngine.NET is very easy to setup and customize. To make it work, just upload the files to an ASP.NET 4.0 webserver and you’re ready to start writing. No database configuration, just plug ‘n play.

Full featured

BlogEngine.NET comes with all the features you would expect from a modern blog engine as well as new unique features such as AJAX comments and screenshot trackbacks.

Web 2.0

BlogEngine.NET 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.

Referrer stats

The referrer statistics enables you to see which websites link to you, so you can follow up with comments or just to have fun. This feature is a real time killer that you cannot live without.   

Cool widgets

There is a variety of cool widgets that such as an AJAX post calendar or a blogroll that automatically retrieves the latest posts from each blog and displays the title beneath the blog. Most of the controls are configurable from the admin section.

Advanced comment system

Comments are a very important part of a blog, so BlogEngine.NET features a very advanced commenting system in AJAX that supports country flags, live preview, Gravatars, coComments – all of which can easily be modified in the admin section.

Full syndication suite

BlogEngine.NET supports syndication feeds in any possible location. You can find feeds on comments, categories, authors and a main feed. Both RSS 2.0 and ATOM 1.0 are fully supported.

Trackbacks and pingbacks

All outgoing links from the posts is tracked- and pinged back, so your blog will get listed in the comments on the linked website if it supports it. When a new post is created, BlogEngine.NET automatically pings Technorati, Feedburner, Ping-o-Matic etc.

Search

The search capability of BlogEngine.NET is one of the most advanced and it even allows the visitors to search in the comments. Everything about the search can be configured in the admin section.

Standalone pages

Besides regular blog posts, BlogEngine.NET supports the creation of static pages that exist outside the blog chronology. Pages are useful for all kinds of information about you or your blog.

Multi-author supportMulti-author support

BlogEngine.NET fully supports multiple authors to write posts on the same blog. Visitors are then able to subscribe to the individual author’s RSS feed or view only the posts from their favourite author.

Cool themes

BlogEngine.NET comes with some very cool themes for you to choose from. If you want to modify or create a new theme you can do so easily with just a basic understanding of HTML and CSS.

XHTML compliance

All the controls in BlogEngine.NET are 100% XHTML 1.0 compliant. All posts you write automatically become compliant thanks to the tinyMCE text editor.

Extendable

BlogEngine.NET is built from the ground up using nothing but C# and ASP.NET 4.0 all with simplicity in mind. It means that you can write new controls and themes by using the skills you already have as a .NET developer.

For a full list of features see the feature table.