Jul 7, 2014 at 11:55 AM
Edited Jul 7, 2014 at 12:07 PM
The WebMatrix looks interesting though - will BlogEngine 3.0 work in that for me to do my .CSS and HTML updates to the BlogEngine?
Yep, it is made specifically for Editing Webpages, its the some what replacement of Microsoft's FrontPage.
You can even install BE directly from it in the Gallery option in Web Matrix.
Just go to Gallery --> BlogEngine.net --> Install
It does everything else for you.
Web Matrix is made for Graphic Designers and those that just want to "edit" their website.
Visual Studio is for those that want to actually write some code that has to be compiled into a .dll, (class libraries).
With Matrix you can run your website in your broswer, do live editing, and then when done you can publish it to your server.
- Web Deploy
- Old Fashion FTP
- Package Deploy
All from within Matrix.
Don't have to bring up a separate FTP client to upload your website to server.
You can also set-up code repository and source code tracking with GitHub or BitBucket.
Just did this and it is here:
Matrix will then keep track of the changes and then you can push those to a repository.
Then when done with changes upload to your server.
If something went wrong or have error you can roll back your changes if needed.
If your server crashes and you don't have a local copy, you have your repo to back up from.
Also it has a website report function that can generate a report for you on how to improve it.
This way can help solve or prevent issues :)
Note: To Rtur WebMatrix version of BE is still BE 18.104.22.168
So that might need to be updated soon :)