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Upgraded to BlogEngine 1.4.5

Finally working with fully featured BlogEngine on godaddy the BlogEngine v 1.4.5 has been released and I had the time to update my blog, and finally works as a charm with godaddy shared hosting.

Some features that didn't work with the 1.4 version was the whole new widget system, Profiles and anything that used the BinaryFormatter at the end, which needed a high or full trust while godaddy shared hosting only allows meduim trust.

In version 1.4.5 Mads and the team removed all the BinaryFormatters references and used normal xml serializers save the widget and extension settings.

For all blogengine users using shared hosting, go ahead v 1.4.5 works out of the box, and also check the new features released in the latest version.

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Yet another BlogEngine.NET feature that I love

A while ago, Al Nyveldt wrote a post on 5 things he loves about BlogEngine.Net  and I totally agree with him on all the 5 and more coming in the future releases,  Mads Kristensen too wrote and made a video on a the widget framework on a nice feature coming up in the next version of

BlogEngine.Net is built to take advantage of standards, one standard I loved that is implemented in BlogEngine is the OpenSearch 

The cool thing about this standard is that modern browsers are able to detect it and have the option to add the search through the blog.

Internet explorer 7  firefox 2

The opensearch standard is an xml document written in a special format you can see mine here.

And when I search through the browser I am sent to this :


So to implement opensearch in your site, (should have something to search in) you need to do these 2 steps.

  1. Build an opensearch format xml file.
  2. Attach the file from your homepage using the appropriate tag in the head section, like the following.
<link title="Amr Elsehemy's Weblog" type="application/opensearchdescription+xml" 
href="http://www.amrelsehemy/opensearch.axd" rel="search"/>

Thats All.