BlogEngine.NET 2.0 Features & Notes

The following new features and changes are in version 2.0.

  • Upgraded to .NET 3.5
  • New Control Panel - complete makeover
  • Recaptcha, captcha to reduce spam for Comments and Contact Form
  • SimpleCaptcha, captcha to reduce spam
  • TypePadFilter, anti-spam comment filter
  • Disqus, optionally replace the normal comment system with Disqus
  • SQL CE 4.0 support - standalone DB storage in the App_Data directory
  • Recycle bin for Posts, Pages and Comments
  • New Dashboard in control panel
  • Posts list and Pages list - grid of all Posts and Pages in one easy to see area
  • Added jQuery, automatically included and available in pages
  • Security improvements - related to external content the blog may download
  • New Media Elements JS library extension for HTML5 video support
  • Themeable Widget Containers & Newsletter widget Notification Emails
  • New Syntax Highlighter extension - most popular syntax highlighting library
  • Roles & Rights system - create Roles and assign Rights to each role
  • Private blog feature - require users to be logged in to access the blog
  • Option to allow self-registration for visitors
  • Support for Unicode characters in the URL for Posts and Pages.
  • Improved JS/CSS minification speed and size
  • Latest version of tinyMCE WYSIWYG editor

If you're upgrading from BlogEngine.NET version 1.6 or earlier, please take a minute to read these upgrade instructions.