Current Multi-blog enabling LINQ to SQL BlogEngine.NET Provider. (Updated 3/12/10) I have been asked for this code so that we can share the multi-blog solution that has been working for me for almost a year now. This is the time to check it out and help make it work for yourself and others. I’m going to continue to “dog food” this here. Current version of BlogEngine.NET supported by this provider, as of this post, is 1.6.0.3. Although I need to update my own site(s) from 1.6.0.1.

I based my implementation on SqlBlogProvider, but since it was out of synch with BlogEngine.NET I had a dilemma. My biggest complaint about BlogEngine.NET if I had any at all was the fact that sometimes changes come at a snails pace. This is not to say that you can't find a new build there every other day, but that the major enhancements I want don't always take, or in the case of MultiBlogs, the most popular enhancement to date, is completely ignored. Once Jacob Proffitt created a solution, I figured it would be rolled into BlogEngine.NET. OK, so I was Way off on this one. So here's a strategy: ...

Pipedream: Multiple Blogs I’m not sure if anyone else has noticed but the NUMBER ONE requested feature of BlogEngine.NET (That’s #1 by a landslide) is to support Multiple Blogs per installation. I have been struggling with this concept and while searching for and designing a workaround using BlogEngine.NET and the Provider model using SQL Server only, I came across SqlBlogProvider that also uses Linq to SQL. This model supports Multiple Blogs in a single SQL Server Database in a single Application folder. It now also supports multiple hosts or domains per blog if required. So the only dilemma I’m struggling with today is where to go from here...

This is a thread from BlogEngine.NET on CodePlex. (Multiple blogs on same installation) I would like to see the current dev plan, if it exists yet. If I knew we/they/you were going to use SqlBlogProvider, and even integrate it into the core, I would like to help. If there was also a way to allow multiple blogs within a single application, that would be great too. Should everyone just create a new branch?

It's already mid-August and I just finished a round of BlogEngine.NET updates to take advantage of the new features in 1.4.5.x. For a lot of folks, the need to Blog is what makes this platform so valuable. But my clients, and my own interests also include adding Extensions and Advertising. Now that there's a Text box Widget, I can add simple ads like an Amazon link, Google AdSense, and affiliate links right in the Widget Zone without any special code. Maybe this can be improved to target this medium, but I have to admit, if it works, I'm going to use it as is. But there are a few things I'd like to see sooner than later.