Incorrect links on Blog Welcome Page

Topics: ASP.NET 2.0
Sep 6, 2007 at 1:21 AM
Hi, I've hit a few snags installing BlogEngine.NET on my home PC (just for testing before publishing).

I'm running XP Home edition, Apache 2.2.4 with mod_aspdotnet 2.2 (i.e. no IIS).

I've installed BE in its own folder and added an entry in the Apache config so that mod_aspdotnet knows where it is.

I can browse to http://lc.grumpytrev.co.uk/Blog/default.aspx and the Welcome Blog page is displayed looking OK. However all the links generated for the page are pointing to addresses that are not present on my machine (or at least not in the correct place), i.e.

The General category link is - http://lc.grumpytrev.co.uk/Blog/category/General.aspx
The "View posts large calendar" link is - in http://lc.grumpytrev.co.uk/Blog/?calendar=show
The single entry in the Recent Comments frame is - http://lc.grumpytrev.co.uk/Blog/post/Welcome-to-BlogEngineNET.aspx

The Logon dialogue works but I just get the same welcome screen refreshed without being logged on.

I've tried moving the whole installation to the main root of my virtual web site with the same results. I've read the discussion pages and seen some entries that discuss the same kind of problems.

I'm sure there's a simple explaination - there always is.

Thanks - Grumpy
Sep 7, 2007 at 1:23 AM
I would scrap the apache for this type of testing. Download the Visual Web Developer and test the BE.N that way. It comes with its on mini web server. It runs when you are debugging. There are too many variables running on this configuration.

GrumpyTrev wrote:
Hi, I've hit a few snags installing BlogEngine.NET on my home PC (just for testing before publishing).

I'm running XP Home edition, Apache 2.2.4 with mod_aspdotnet 2.2 (i.e. no IIS).

I've installed BE in its own folder and added an entry in the Apache config so that mod_aspdotnet knows where it is.

I can browse to http://lc.grumpytrev.co.uk/Blog/default.aspx and the Welcome Blog page is displayed looking OK. However all the links generated for the page are pointing to addresses that are not present on my machine (or at least not in the correct place), i.e.

The General category link is - http://lc.grumpytrev.co.uk/Blog/category/General.aspx
The "View posts large calendar" link is - in http://lc.grumpytrev.co.uk/Blog/?calendar=show
The single entry in the Recent Comments frame is - http://lc.grumpytrev.co.uk/Blog/post/Welcome-to-BlogEngineNET.aspx

The Logon dialogue works but I just get the same welcome screen refreshed without being logged on.

I've tried moving the whole installation to the main root of my virtual web site with the same results. I've read the discussion pages and seen some entries that discuss the same kind of problems.

I'm sure there's a simple explaination - there always is.

Thanks - Grumpy