Install BlogEngine.NET for Windows

BlogEngine.NET is an open source ASP.NET blogging project that was born out of desire for a better blog platform. BlogEngine.NET is easily customizable. Many downloadable themes, widgets, and extensions allow you to build unique value for your customers. With BlogEngine.NET, it is easy to make your blog look and function exactly how you’d like.

The Microsoft Web Platform Installer will download any
pre-requisites and then install WebMatrix and BlogEngine.NET
for you. Just click Install and we’ll handle the rest.

Get Started with BlogEngine.NET and WebMatrix

Microsoft WebMatrix makes it easy for anyone to create a BlogEngine.NET site. BlogEngine.NET available from the Web Application Gallery is fully tested to run on WebMatrix. Customize your site easily and then publish it on the internet from a wide choice of hosting service providers.




  • WebMatrix makes creating a BlogEngine.NET site easy. WebMatrix will download, install and configure the latest version of BlogEngine.NET for you automatically.
  • WebMatrix provides everything you need including the web server, database, and ASP.NET.
  • By using the same stack on your development desktop that you’ll use on the server that hosts your clients’ site, the process of going live is painless and worry free.
  • WebMatrix lets you customize your BlogEngine.NET site. The lightweight editor supports HTML, CSS and ASP.NET and makes you more productive with features such as color coding and tag completion.
  • WebMatrix provides editing capabilities for your SQL Server database allowing you to modify your schema or edit data directly if needed.
  • WebMatrix provides a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) report that crawls your local site. WebMatrix and gives you specific feedback to ensure your site is easily indexed by all the major search engines.
  • WebMatrix makes it easy to publish your site to a hosted server. WebMatrix supports the standard FTP and Secure FTP protocols as well as Microsoft’s WebDeploy protocol.
  • WebDeploy makes publishing even easier by deploying only the files that have changed for any updates. WebDeploy can even synch your development machine with your live site.
  • WebMatrix includes a Hosting Gallery with great offers for hosting on Windows. Get the best deals for hosting BlogEngine.NET on Windows right inside WebMatrix itself.


New to BlogEngine.NET?

If you’re new to BlogEngine.NET and are worried about where to start, you've come to the right place! Visit for a very simple step-by-step plan for getting started with BlogEngine.NET. If you’re having trouble installing BlogEngine.NET, visit the forums for BlogEngine.NET. There, you’ll find potential solutions, post questions, and connect directly with the folks who know and are always ready to help.


Have questions on WebMatrix or need assistance?

If you have questions on running BlogEngine.NET with WebMatrix or are having trouble visit the WebMatrix Forums and connect directly with the community of users using WebMatrix and the Microsoft engineers who created it. We’re always on and ready to help.

BlogEngine.NET and WebsiteSpark

BlogEngine.NET WebsiteSpark Partner

Interested in running BlogEngine.NET on Windows? WebsiteSpark from Microsoft gives software, support, and new leads to Web Developers and Designers. Through WebsiteSpark you’ll get:

Software and solutions: Multiple licenses are available for Microsoft development tools, Web platform technologies, server products, including: Visual Studio®, Expression®, SQL Server®, and Windows Server®.

A new business pipeline: Increase your visibility to customers with a profile in the Partner Catalog. Opt in to lead generating campaigns and connect with businesses that need web development and design services.

Training and support: Access Microsoft technical support professionals and receive offers and discounts from Network and Hosting Partners to help your company run more efficiently.

Getting started is easy. Just click on the Register Now button

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BlogEngine.NET and Hosting Service Providers

Great Deals for BlogEngine.Net Hosting

The Microsoft Web Hosting Gallery makes it easy to find the best deals for Web Hosting on the Microsoft Web Platform. Compare and filter on price, location, features, consumer ratings and more to find a package just right for your needs. Select from the wide variety of packages available—from shared to virtual machines or dedicated servers; there is something for everyone and an offer for every need.

The expansive network of Microsoft hosting services provider partners enables you to grow your business on BlogEngine.NET. The Microsoft Web Hosting Gallery’s “Spotlight Offer” feature also ensures that you will be able to easily find the offers that are running the latest versions of Microsoft software.

Check out some of our great offers for BlogEngine.NET users now.

Hoster Gallery

BlogEngine.NET Tutorials

Microsoft is working with the BlogEngine.NET community to create beginner and advanced tutorials on running BlogEngine.NET on the Microsoft Web Platform. Take a look at this growing list of tutorials to get great how-to information on making BlogEngine.NET even better on Windows.

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Using BlogEngine.NET with WebMatrix

Windows Live Writer

Windows Live Writer for BlogEngine.NET

Create content easily online or offline. Writer makes it easy to author rich content including seamless integration of photos and videos on BlogEngine.NET. With Writer, you can preview everything you’re adding to your website, to see how the fonts, spacing, colors, and images will look, before you publish.