BlogEngine.NET 1.6 is Released

The team is proud to announce the release of BlogEngine.NET version 1.6.  With several new features and numerous improvements and bug fixes, this is a must upgrade version for current BlogEngine.NET users and those interested in entering the blog scene.

For those who receive a steady dose of comment spam (and who doesn't!), a new powerful Comment Management and Comment Spam Filtering infrastruture has been added in version 1.6.  Comments across all posts can be viewed, edited, deleted or approved in one convenient area.  Comments can still be manually moderated, but now moderation can be automated by running comments thru remote or local comment spam validation services.  Anyone can easily build new comment spam filters and plug them into BlogEngine.NET.  It's just as simple as adding custom Extensions and Widgets is.

The other notable feature in version 1.6 is support for multiple widget zones.  You can now place widgets anywhere on your site, and even move widgets from one zone to another.

A complete list of new features can be found here.

If you're upgrading from BlogEngine.NET version 1.5 or earlier, please take a minute to read these upgrade instructions.

Comments (30) -

  • Andri Apriyadi

    2/1/2010 10:23:30 PM |

    Hi there, congratz ya!
    I hope this engine can work better than a previous one!

    anyway, thanks for the info!

  • tim

    2/2/2010 9:53:08 AM |

    One word - LEGEND!!! Spam comments have really been doing my head in recently, especially because I maintain a few different blogs. These changes look great, thanks very much Smile

    Please continue to maintain BlogEngine.NET - I love it Smile

  • Al Bsharah

    2/2/2010 1:36:18 PM |

    Nicely done guys, just went live with it.  Curious to see how well the new SPAM filtering works!


  • Brandon

    2/3/2010 12:20:59 AM |

    Congrats on finalizing the release! The work that the BlogEngine team does is top-notch. I've really enjoyed using!

  • Vijay Karla

    2/3/2010 12:49:01 AM |

    Nice to see the release of BlogEngine.NET 1.6.
    Unfortunately it's still in .net 2.0, no support for multiple blogs Frown
    Any way.. congratulations to the team Smile

  • Mads Laumann

    2/3/2010 2:10:53 AM |

    Congrats on the release. Sadly I woke up this morning to see two of these comments on my blog:

    "Oh noh another version has been release this year blogengine 1.6. It has new additional features now it can prevent comment spam filter that has ability to plugin custom filtering modules.It has improve outgoing emails and more improvement and fixes for this 1.6 version. Upgrade instruction is available on"

    "Author information

    Name: sikat ang pinoy
    Website: ...
    Country code: US
    IP address:
    User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2) Gecko/20100115 Firefox/3.6 GTB6"

    So apparently the spam protection isn't working, or else I haven't set it up correctly. I have set it to "auto"...

  • spring wallpapers

    2/3/2010 7:03:29 AM |

    i not yet use this engine..i think need to try..

  • Binu

    2/4/2010 1:17:24 AM |

    You guys are rocking Smile
    Just updated to BE 1.6

  • hosein

    2/4/2010 4:15:59 AM |


    this is hosein from iran

    why don't you create a menu for page in blogengine?

    i thought in new verison 1.6 you fix this problem but..

    please fix it because after you add menu to blogengine
    all user use of blogengine in personal web-site like cms
    and it is very influence for one application like bogengine to increase famous application like complete cms

    thanks a lot

  • Pontonboot

    2/4/2010 7:09:27 AM |

    Wow, was thinking of implementing a blog on my page and BANG, BE 1.6 was released. Will be adding it this evening, great news!

    Keep up the good work folks!

  • gfdhgfdh

    2/4/2010 1:01:34 PM |

    So ist das Script nicht nutzbar! Als reine informationsseite ohne Möglichkeit von kommentaren ist es gut. Jeder kann irgendwas als kommentar schreiben ohne angabe von richtiger oder gültiger mailadresse. So ist das script nicht nutzbar! Jeden tag 100 von Pron Spams ist nicht gut!

  • gfdhgfdh

    2/4/2010 1:03:16 PM |

    So the script is not available! As a pure information page without the possibility of commenting it is good. Anyone can write anything without specification as comments from real or valid mail address. So the script is not available! Every day 100 of .... spam is not good!

  • woah

    2/4/2010 2:01:47 PM |

    1.6 is great except for that it doesn't work and I'm not smart enough to fix it Frown

    Fresh install I get "themes/site.master" cannot be found blah blah no matter what I try!

    Read about it here:


  • 网站制作

    2/5/2010 3:40:13 AM |

    my seems i have to do something again...

  • Chris @ AB Web Design, LLC

    2/5/2010 11:36:17 AM |

    Great news indeed! I just upgraded our company blog and my personal blog to v1.6. I really like the comment management addition. It really makes wading through the comment spam much easier.

  • Abhilash

    2/5/2010 1:44:00 PM |

    Aah! Amazing.
    I's waiting for your final release to start my own blog.
    Keep up the spirit.

  • Karsten Januszewski

    2/5/2010 3:11:11 PM |

    Congrats on a great release. And thanks for adding the infrastructure for supporting Incarnate ( so that people can choose their avatar from Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube or XBoxLive when they leave a comment -- and we can quit looking at those default gravatars!  

  • xia

    2/6/2010 3:30:46 AM |


  • Muhammad Talha

    2/6/2010 9:04:46 AM |

    In version 1.6 the UserControls/PostList.ascx.cs the following is causing my theme to break:

    int descriptionCharacters = 0;

    This is because a few rows down the the line

    postView.DescriptionCharacters = descriptionCharacters;

    is resetting the preview characters to ZERO! Took a while to figure this out. The line shud be:

    postView.DescriptionCharacters = BlogSettings.Instance.DescriptionCharacters;

    Is this a bug or am i doing smthing wrong here coz my theme gets fixed with this change but i don't know if i am breaking smthing else in the process!!!??!!?

    I don't think the descriptioncharacters shud be hardcoded to '0'.

  • shavit

    2/8/2010 8:44:05 AM |

    Many thanks! thought you have abandoned development. Will upgrade in the next few days!

  • Eyre

    2/11/2010 10:16:59 AM |

    Thanks! I've just upgraded to the latest version...

  • Blush

    2/12/2010 7:39:54 AM |

    Great thank for you from Russia!

  • Henrik Jensen

    2/15/2010 7:15:24 AM |

    It's amazing guys, great work. I have been waiting for your release of 1.6.
    Keep up the spirit.

  • Steven van Vessum

    2/15/2010 10:45:30 AM |

    Great update! I think the Blog comment functionality is a big leap forward. I'm running a few Wordpress blogs and I've got a lot of issues with comment spam. I'll consider BlogEngine for my next blog Smile

  • Josh Stodola

    2/18/2010 10:52:37 AM |

    Keep up the great work, guys!  I am starting a new project soon and I think BE is going to be a good fit, although I will have to do some customization.  Thankfully, it is written so cleanly that making changes should be an utter joy!  Thanks for all the hard work, it is very appreciated.

  • Andri Apriyadi

    2/19/2010 9:50:01 PM |

    Congrats on a great release. .


    2/20/2010 1:23:27 PM |

    Very nice, I was waiting for this enhancement
    what about collaborate, do you accept any help for development ?


  • Michael

    2/20/2010 2:21:12 PM |

    Thanks for all the great work you've done with BlogEngine.  Looking forward to upgrading to 1.6!

  • Erle Ellis

    2/22/2010 9:46:12 AM |

    I've upgraded from 1.5 to 1.6- mostly a great upgrade!  But for some reason, my blog won't show summary text for posts- only "....[More]".  Not a problem with the standard theme, but I cannot find a way to get summary text to work on my theme:
    Any advice?

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