BlogEngine meant to be a stand-alone site?

Topics: ASP.NET 2.0
Jul 13, 2011 at 6:43 PM

Greetings,

Is BlogEngine meant to be a "stand-alone" site?  I'd like to integrate it into my website so that it looks like it's just part of my site.  In other words, have it so the url would be www.mysite.com/blog and have it use the same master page which contains my menu structure.  Would this mean a lot of customization?

Thanks in advance.

Jul 14, 2011 at 3:30 AM

This is entirely possible, but not possible at the same time.

The "theme" of blog engine is very easy to customize and you could integrate it to "appear" to be part of your site. In order to implement what you are talking about you will have to create your own custom them http://blogengine.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=ThemeCreation for more details.

What you can do is simply create the new master page from a copy\paste from your existing site master page and embed the appropriate blog engine components as described in the posting.

When adding the stylesheet & Javascript references make sure you reference your main style sheets. This will help you from having to copy and paste all your style  sheets, javascript and images into blog engine.

CHeers

Jul 15, 2011 at 5:46 PM

Is that what you are talking about : http://www.fiddleandpiano.com/

Jul 15, 2011 at 6:06 PM

Yes, that is exactly what I'm talking about!

Was it a lot of customization to do that?  That's what we want to do for our site.

Any tips, pointers, advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks!

Jul 15, 2011 at 6:08 PM

nvanhaaster,

Thanks for replying and for the tips.  That's kind of what I was thinking but I wanted to get some advice from some people who may have done something like this already before I dove it.

Thanks again!

Jul 15, 2011 at 6:17 PM
Edited Jul 15, 2011 at 6:17 PM

If you have some money, you can ask to get it done here : http://www.bloggersonline.com/forum/index.php?board=2.0 

jitendraapi do really nice job. He work fast.. It was he who made ​​Fiddle and Piano. Here is another job he did http://www.cv-informatique-quebec.com/ 

You just have to keep your HTML and CSS from your "main" website and customize a theme with it. After that, you create a virtual app and you put your blog in it. That's it.

Jul 15, 2011 at 11:22 PM

dmichaud80,

Thanks for the info.  I'll follow that up.

Cheers.