I’m happy, happy, happy to announce that Sueetie.com is now running BlogEngine.NET 2.0. The focus of Version 2.0 was on providing a great Blog Administration experience. It definitely succeeded. There are a number of other features and improvements in BlogEngine.NET 2.0 which you can find on BlogEngine.NET 2.0 Features and Notes.
The BlogEngine.NET 2.0 admin pages are gorgeous. There’s a new Control Panel Dashboard that lists recent comments, unpublished posts, items in a new recycling bin, and complete blog statistics with quick access links. Here’s the new Control Panel Dashboard.
New to BlogEngine.NET 2.0 is complete posts listings for quick editing. Here’s a screenshot of that.
Also new to Version 2.0 is granular permissions by role. Very cool.
Sueetie Integration of BlogEngine.NET 2.0
BlogEngine.NET 2.0 plays as nicely with Sueetie as did its predecessors. That includes full ASPNET Membership support and granular user rights we saw above. The Sueetie Extensions that copied blog posts and comments to the Sueetie Data Core worked in BE 2.0 with very little modification. The Sueetie Calendar Event control worked perfectly with no modification at all. The Sueetie Blog Setting which restricts comments to registered users was a snap to add.
The custom feature requiring a bit more typing was Sueetie Analytics Page Logging. This required Page.Titles to be generated in the PageInit() stage rather than PageLoad(), but even that took little time.
For the remaining Sueetie customizations of BlogEngine.NET 2.0, the Sueetie User Avatar is used on comments instead of Gravatar as in the past. Also, the Sueetie site-wide SEO Custom Header and Tracking Script code is used instead of BlogEngine.NET’s for consistency. I know there are communities using multiple blogs, so I considered using Sueetie SEO header and tracking script code as a user-defined option. I decided to continue using Sueetie’s global SEO headers and tracking script for BlogEngine.NET until it supports multiple blogs in the same instance.
I can’t talk about a new release of BlogEngine.NET without mentioning the speed factor. BlogEngine.NET was always blazingly fast, and you’ll find v2.0 is just as speedy as ever.
I’d love to rap more with you about BlogEngine.NET 2.0, but I want to share the love and start prepping Sueetie Version 2.4.