We need translaters and designers

Everyday we are getting closer to the next release fo BlogEngine.NET. All the bugs from the previous release are fixed and a lot of new and exciting features have been added. Some of the new features are:

  • Post rating system
  • Localization
  • Spam protection
  • Microformats
  • Recent comments widget
  • OPML support
  • Contact form

Besides the addition of new features, we also improved almost all of the existing ones, such as:

  • Recent posts widget
  • Referrer stats
  • Ping services
  • Archive
  • Performance and stability
  • Security
  • Windows Live Writer support
  • Search engine optimization
  • SQL Server Provider
  • Draft posts


A lot of super CSS friendly themes are being added for theme designers to easily modify for this release. They are all very basic templates meant for designers to pick up on and modify easily because the basic foot work is done. Beside those templates we really need some high-end cool looking themes, but we haven't got the man power up to the next release, so we are asking for your help on this. If you have created a cool looking theme and want to share it with fellow BlogEngine.NET users, we would very much like to add them to the next release with your permission. Remember to credit the theme with a link to your own website.


Because the next release will support localization we need translaters. English and Danish are covered by the team, but any other languages we can't do our selves. In a few days, the complete list of words and sentences are ready for translation. If you speak another language than English or Danish, we would love to hear from you if you are interested in helping us out. The translation is done in a resource file (.resx) and consists of about 100 words and phrases. All translaters will be credited here on the official BlogEngine.NET website.

This release is done long before we original planned it for, but we felt it was important to get all these features out there in an official manor. The release does not change anything that will break your existing themes - only provide a much better platform for them.

Comments (53) -

  • Roman

    6/19/2007 5:10:47 AM |

    I could do the German translation.

  • Vitor Spencer

    6/19/2007 8:09:07 AM |

    I could do the Portuguese translation Smile
    Let me know, would be a pleasure!

  • Jacob

    6/19/2007 8:54:14 AM |

    Do you have an ETA on the new release ?

  • Mads Kristensen

    6/19/2007 9:47:41 AM |

    Jacob, it might be a few weeks from now I hope.

  • Jacob

    6/19/2007 10:49:53 AM |

    Mads, would you consider putting out "overnight" versions ? E.g. I'm still not on a level where I can contribute code to the project, although I have that as a future goal.

    But I would still be willing to run the latest and greatest, to weed out any errors. Perhaps more feel like that ? And perhaps it'd be a good help for you guys, so you can catch the errors and possibly make the "final" releases better ?

    Just a suggestion Smile

  • Michel

    6/19/2007 11:37:41 AM |

    Yes, that would be great to have a version to see how it works and try to create a new theme. I only have Webdev Express so I can't use the last sources.

  • Aleksey

    6/19/2007 12:04:26 PM |

    I can help with a Russian translation.

  • Richard Chamorro

    6/19/2007 2:20:20 PM |

    I can contribute with the Spanish translation of BlogEngine if no one is already working on it.


  • Karl

    6/19/2007 10:06:39 PM |


    Thanks for all the work you've done so far. I am already working on a theme, and will make it available as soon as possible in various flavors.  Again, good job!

  • knipjo

    6/19/2007 11:37:37 PM |

    Great news...

    I saw that some of the French strings are already translated but in case you still need it : count on me for a French translation.

  • Péter

    6/20/2007 6:10:11 AM |

    I can help with the Hungarian version..

  • George Chatzimanolis

    6/20/2007 8:00:16 AM |

    I can help with a Greek translation.

  • oapi

    6/21/2007 5:05:30 AM |


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  • mk2

    6/22/2007 1:57:21 AM |

    I could do the Chinese translation.

    If I can, contact me(fengmk2@gmail.com).

  • Mohamed Mosalem

    6/22/2007 6:37:31 PM |

    I can do the arabic translation

  • Pram

    6/23/2007 3:50:31 AM |

    It would be great honour for me to representing Indonesia.


  • Windei Chai

    6/23/2007 3:41:37 PM |

    I can be a Simplified Chinese Translater.

  • Davis Sousa

    6/23/2007 11:47:33 PM |

    I would like to help with Portuguese translation too. Smile

  • Ezequiel Espíndola

    6/27/2007 8:47:25 AM |

    I could contribute with the spanish translation. Let me know! Smile

  • Gill Cleeren

    6/27/2007 11:08:49 AM |


    I'd like to contribute for the Dutch translations. You can contact me via gillcleeren@NOSPAMgmail.com .

  • Al Nyveldt

    7/1/2007 7:16:15 PM |

    Wow!!  I'm excited to see all these people willing to contribute.  

    I'm sure Mads will get in contact with each of you on this when he gets back from vacation, if he didn't contact you before he left.

  • exventura

    7/2/2007 3:09:04 PM |

    I'm watching the progress of BlogEngine.NET since you started and I must say - Great work!
    Since I've learnt a lot from the sources, I'd like to contribute, at least with Czech translation.

  • Bruno

    7/3/2007 12:32:30 PM |

    You guys still need help with the german translation?

  • Mattias

    7/4/2007 12:31:31 PM |

    I just started using BlogEngine.NET and I think this is the best blog engine written in .NET!

    So it would an honor to contribute with swedish translation!

  • Florian

    7/4/2007 8:32:49 PM |

    Hello Team.

    I would really appreciate to help you out. I could do the german translation. I already localized some bigger projects and know how important good translations are.

    Let me know if I should do the german translation.


  • Mariano

    7/5/2007 4:04:52 AM |

    Hey friends!

    I would like to help with the Spanish (Mexican) translation, or es-mx! It differs from es-es, which is Spanish from Spain, and it's usually good to offer those two choices!

  • oVan

    7/5/2007 5:43:08 AM |

    In addition to the Dutch translation, I would like to make a Flemish version. Probably very similar, but more and more software terms are described differently.

  • Kasyan

    7/5/2007 6:08:37 AM |

    I can help with Russian

  • CJ

    7/5/2007 7:08:50 AM |

    I can help with the Traditional Chinese translation. Please let me know how.

  • Gil Shalit

    7/5/2007 11:55:52 AM |

    Is Right to Left Supported?

    If it is I could do the Hebrew


  • muhammed tahiroglu

    7/6/2007 7:46:08 AM |

    i can help with the Turkish translation.

  • cdplayer

    7/7/2007 2:08:58 PM |

    I really appreciate to do the Traditional Chinese and Simplified translation.
    Please let me know.

  • Stefano

    7/9/2007 7:56:48 PM |

    I hope I can help you with the italian translation.
    Please let me know.

    Ciao, Stefano

  • farhad2161

    7/12/2007 6:32:39 AM |

    i am ready to help you for translate into persian(farsi).

  • m3rlinez

    7/12/2007 7:11:55 PM |

    I had added Thai translation in patches.

    Hope it will be included in the next release Smile

  • Aditya

    7/12/2007 11:48:24 PM |

    I can help with Indonesian translation. Contact me.

  • Welbin

    7/14/2007 4:11:51 AM |

    I can help with Chinese translation.

  • Davide Espertini

    7/14/2007 11:55:01 AM |

    I could do the Italian translation Smile and I'm working to new modules/controls and skins...
    Let me know, would be a pleasure!

  • Mads Kristensen

    7/15/2007 12:44:52 PM |

    Hi guys. Thank you very much for your help on translating. I've written to most of you and received a lot of translations, but we still need the final few. If you can, please help with Portugese, Japanese, Korean, Bulgarian, Romanian, Finish, Icelandic, Slovakian, Russian, Slovenian, Albanian and Greek (to name a few).

    If you know any of these languages and want to help translating, then please contact me from here http://blog.madskristensen.dk/contact.aspx.

    And once again, thank you very much for the work you've done to make BlogEngine an even better platform. Thanks.

  • Bruno Z. Pereira

    7/15/2007 9:01:53 PM |


    I can handle the portuguese(brazilian pt-BR) translation...

    See ya...

  • Phil Ren

    7/22/2007 5:56:25 AM |

    We are considering to use your application to create an industry blog.

  • Ming.CT

    7/22/2007 6:27:56 PM |

    I will handle the Traditional-chinese (For Taiwan,HongKong,Macau)
    I am using BlogEngine.NET for Mirror


    And it sound good and easy install.
    But will you conside use SQLite DB instead of XML?
    The Traditional-chinese Language resource i will complete ASAP.

  • Ming.CT

    7/22/2007 6:29:29 PM |

    BTW, i am also programming with asp.net/vb (1.1/2.0)
    is it any API i can develop the plug-in?

  • Ming.CT

    7/22/2007 6:30:27 PM |

    I am not flooding you comment place, but i think at last i need to say ....

    Keep it up and Thank you~!
    You did a great job!

  • Michael Niu

    7/24/2007 12:18:25 PM |

    Simplified Chinese. If you want , please send email

  • Gothiczen

    11/27/2007 12:38:11 AM |

    I know english enough to say i could translate it. I live in california for several time and i am a freelance designer too. So if you want i could do not just the italian translation, but i can help you in design. No problem. Just contact me. and see my sites:

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