Alex Meyer-Gleaves

BlogEngine.NET 2.5 Upgrade

on blogengine.net

I just upgraded to BlogEngine.NET 2.5 and found the process to be fairly straight forward. The upgrade instructions suggest that you start from a v2.5 installation, and then copy your existing data and settings into the fresh install. I did this and then copied some additional files that were not explicitly mentioned…

Switching to reCAPTCHA for Comment Spam protection

on blogengine.net

I recently posted about using CAPTCHA on my blog in an attempt to reduce the amount of comment spam. The implementation I posted about has worked well for me but I decided I would like to switch to reCAPTCHA. Not only is this free CAPTCHA service robust and well tested, it also helps to digitize…

Comment Spam protection for BlogEngine.NET

on blogengine.net

The amount of comment spam I have been getting on this blog has increased significantly in recent months, and I decided it was finally time to do something about it. I have been using an Akismet comment filtering extension for a long time now but the flow of comment spam continued to rise. There is…

jQuery lightBox with BlogEngine.NET and WLW

on blogengine.net, jquery, windows live writer

It’s always a good idea to separate content from behaviour, and this is the reason I don’t like the idea of adding rel attributes to my anchor tags in order to support Lightbox. I may decide one day that I want to use Highslide or another library instead, and I certainly don’t…

We Have Ignition!

on blogengine.net

It's taken longer than it should but I've finally got around to setting up a blog for myself. Because I find it simple and extensible, I decided to run the blog using the ASP.NET based BlogEngine.NET. The project is run by Mads Kristensen, and he and the team are very active in bringing…