Moving on from first release

It’s just a week since the release of BlogEngine.NET 1.0 and already we have received a lot of feature requests and suggestions for the next release. All the feedback has made us revise the roadmap, so we can make the best possible release next time according to what the users find most important.

We are already well on the way with the next release which will be called BlogEngine.NET 1.1. Some of the features have already been developed and more is on the way. We update the roadmap every time a new feature has been completed, so you can follow the progress. All finished features can be downloaded immediately from the source control on CodePlex.

Here are some of the features already completed for the next release and available for download:

  • Post rating system using AJAX
  • OPML support
  • Contact form
  • Internationalization (needs translators very soon)

If you have any feature requests then please write them on the discussion board at CodePlex. No ideas are too bad for a good discussion and the team will answer all of them.

Comments (17) -

  • Windie Chai

    6/1/2007 8:01:49 AM |

    I am ready to use BlogEngine!

  • Jacob

    6/1/2007 9:46:28 AM |

    Guys, this is an excellent piece of software ! I'm using it on my own blog.

    Great first release, looking forward to the following releases with more functionality Smile

    Do you post anywhere, when you need people ? I have limited .net skills, but I would definately spend some time helping out if I could Smile

  • just

    6/1/2007 1:51:28 PM |

    Nice. Going to try it.

  • James

    6/2/2007 1:34:08 AM |

    Tried out on local machine. When posting new entry with a Chinese title, the generated post url had only the .aspx extension(might be a urlencoded string?). And also, the adding tags label's text "Separate each tag with a comment" seems to have some spell error, should it be "Separate each tag with a comma"?

  • Minco

    6/2/2007 6:57:42 AM |

    it not support other chars in title, besides "abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ0123456789_-", you can change this.

    when I buid source, Vs 2005 report one error. and after post some thing, click "Comments(n)", another error raise.

  • Scott Hanselman

    6/3/2007 7:04:02 AM |


  • mk2

    6/3/2007 9:51:47 AM |

    I prefer to using "HttpContext.Current.Server.UrlEncode(text);" Encode the title for url than using
    RemoveIlegalCharacters() method.

    I am Chinese, my post title always using Chinese, So I just Replace the RemoveIlegalCharacters() to

    That's Internationalization we need.

    By the way, Thanks for your hard work for this project.

  • Mateusz Kierepka

    6/7/2007 1:11:06 AM |

    Nice pice of code!

  • 电子展览网

    6/8/2007 12:17:22 PM |

    it not support other chars in title, besides "abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ0123456789_-", you can change this.

  • finalzero

    6/8/2007 11:49:42 PM |

    Great product, was waiting for a "fat free" blog engine written in .NET

    I had tried others and they were other bloated for my needs are overly complex for what should be a simple application.

    I am hoping to extend and customise BlogEngine.Net in the near future and look forward to contributing to the community.

    Keep up the good work!

  • Mahdi Yousefi

    6/14/2007 6:26:00 PM |

    I can not use blogEngine with windows Live Writer it will return this error:
    Server Error 01 Occurred

    Invalid XMLRPC Request. (Data at the root level is invalid. Line 1, position 1.)

  • Karl

    6/16/2007 2:13:47 AM |

    Very nice! I installed it and ran it.  I agree - a 'fat-free' .Net engine has been long over due.  Slim is in!!!

  • mk2

    6/24/2007 7:55:22 AM |

    There is some problem.
    1. The Post.Categories.IsChanged is true after the post had been saved.

    2. When a new comment was submit, who/where make the post is dirty? I can't find the right codes in the source code. It just "

  • mk2

    7/3/2007 1:35:00 PM |

    Some smtp server like "" need SSL enable for sending the email.

  • Team

    7/10/2007 11:28:34 PM |

    Is there any way to prevent users from entering the name of the author and triggering the "self" comment highlight as I've attempted to do here?

  • Troy Goode

    7/10/2007 11:30:16 PM |

    Sorry about the above, I just wanted to see if it still works on the latest code. Also a user's name does not become linkable in a comment until the second time the user has posted. I entered my website in the post above and it shows "Team" with no link. This post now will show my name with the appropriate link because it is my second comment.

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