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Installing into sub-directory. What's the simple answer?

Nov 16, 2012 at 1:07 AM

What needs to change in the web.config file to enable BlogEngine to work in a subdirectory of a main site?

I CAN get BlogEngine working if the directory is the ROOT but not 1 level below.


  1. Working
  2. Not-working

Both sites point to the same directory

My setup is quite vanilla:

  • /blog directory created and esablished as an application
  • ASP v4.0 establisehd on server
  • virtual directories with write access setup
  • downloaded BlogEngine v2.7 files
  • read-only turned off for App_Data folder and contents
  • staticContent section of web.config commented out
  • Custom errors turned OFF in web.config

Any thoughts?

Nov 16, 2012 at 3:37 AM

There can be few reasons for configuration errors like this. Here just some examples.

Nov 16, 2012 at 5:08 AM


Got it to work!

Had to create the site root as a virtual directory also.


Editors: It might wise to add this fact into the setup instructions.