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Using the BlogSpot API in ASP.NET

09/08/2012 By mzilic 0
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Blogger is a free tool which allows users to easily create their personal blogs that are hosted for free on article will teach you how to use the BlogSpot API to publish, edit and delete blogs.

Using Windows Live Writer with MonoX

05/02/2012 By kpeulic 0
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Microsoft Windows Live Writer is a free desktop application that makes it easier to compose compelling blog posts using numerous blog services. It features true offline WYSIWYG blog authoring and photo/map publishing. 

Blog modules

04/06/2010 By denis 0
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New version of MonoX was published today, featuring many improvements in back-end functionality (especially data access) and a brand blog module set. Although MonoX can be completely integrated with third-party blog tools like DotNetBlogEngine, our users often requested a custom subsystem that can be customized using standard MonoX administration utilities. So here it is, an easy to use module set that offers a complete functionality of "stand-alone" blog engines...

Integrating your portal with third-party components

11/06/2008 By denis 0
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One of the design decisions we had to make quite early was whether to develop our own blog, forum and similar packages, or to use the existing software from third-party vendors. Integrating the old ASP.NET forums (now Community Server) with the first version of MonoX was quite a challenge, as we had to rewrite the portions of the original code, change SQL stored procedures, introduce triggers to keep portal and forum users in sync, etc. At the end, so much effort was invested during the integration process that writing a new package from scratch seemed much more attractive.

This time we again made a quick overview of the existing third-party packages and soon realized that we will have a much easier job this time. There are a few excellent open source systems - it wouldn't make too much sense to reinvent a wheel with yet another blog or forum or whatever. The key to success in this story is ASP.NET  2.0 provider model. As you probably know, a provider is a software module that provides a uniform interface between a service and a data source. Providers abstract physical storage media, in much the same way that device drivers abstract physical hardware devices. In our case, integrating MonoX with the leading blog, e-commerce and forum engines requires just a few changes in their configuration files. The benefits are huge: you can enable single sign-on feature and have all the user and role information stored in the main portal database. All authorization and authentication tasks will be performed by the main portal, so there will be no multiple login pages that confuse users; moreover, user maintenance tasks will become much easier, as all relevant data are kept in the single location.

Information regarding the integration with BlogEngine.Net and YetAnotherForum can be found in our MonoX support forum.

MonoX Live Writer support

10/21/2008 By denis 0
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MonoX fully supports Windows Live Writer and other similar editing tools that recognize standard MetaWeblog API, not only for the blog publishing tasks, but also for more general portal editing and configuration actions.