Documentation WebMatrix How-To Articles 3/6/2013

Create and Publish Sites

How to Download a Remote Site with WebMatrix 

How to Publish a Website from WebMatrix

How to create a site from OSS Apps

Overview of the template gallery

How to use the PHP Starter template

How to use the Node.js Starter template

How to use ASP.NET WebPages Starter template

How to use ASP.NET WebPages Bakery template

How to use ASP.NET WebPages Personal Site template

How to use ASP.NET WebPages Photo Gallery template

How to create an ASP.NET site from scratch

Edit Sites

How to Edit a Remote Site with WebMatrix

How to Edit a Site Hosted on Windows Azure with WebMatrix

How to Manage a website hosted on Windows Azure from WebMatrix

How to use Git in WebMatrix

How to use TFS in WebMatrix

How to edit a single file

Building mobile ready sites with Node

Enabling Oauth in Node

Building sites using Web Pages and VB

How to Use Less CSS

How to Use CoffeeScript

How to Use Sass

How to use the color picker

Keyboard shortcut guide

Use Extensions

How to install a NuGet package

How to install extensions

How to write extensions

How to install and use the Windows Phone 7 emulator extension

How to install and use the Electric Plum iPhone simulator extension

How to install and use the Electric Plum iPad simulator extension

Learn, Database, Reports

How to use the learn pane

How to submit learn content

How to use the DB workspace

How to use the Site workspace

How to use the Report workspace

How to improve your site's SEO ranking and performance

Read the full article... WebMatrix 3 Release Notes 3/6/2013 Read the full article... WebMatrix Task Based extensibility for Web App Gallery Applications 2/4/2013

WebMatrix allows you to enhance the user experience for your application with a feature called “Task-based extensibility (TBEX) “for Web App Gallery application. This allows you to customize the WebMatrix user interface for a specific application with just a simple XML file included in your package at the root level alongside the manifest.xml and parameters.xml files in the application package. Applications like Wordpress , Umbraco , Dotnetnuke , Joomla to name a few have adopted TBEX in their application packages.

Read the full article... Incompatible file type 2/3/2013

If you receive this error, it can be caused by your .publishsettings file containing invalid characters or XML, or not being the correct format.

There are two kinds of .publishsettings files used by Windows Azure. One is used for publishing credentials for an individual remote web site. The other contains a management certificate used to connect to your Windows Azure subscription.

Read the full article... MySQL quota reached 2/3/2013

This error happens when you have no additional MySQL databases available. Free trial subscriptions are limited to 1 MySQL database, unless additional databases are added.

Read the full article... It looks like your subscription does not have Windows Azure Web Sites 2/3/2013

Your subscription with Windows Azure does not have Windows Azure Web Sites enabled.

Read the full article... Error: Something went wrong during sign in 2/3/2013

During sign in, WebMatrix downloads a management certificate in order to retrieve your websites and provision new websites with Windows Azure. Sometimes the certificate expires or needs to be refreshed.

Read the full article... Error: Something went wrong during sign in 2/3/2013

We're sorry, it looks like you experienced an error with Windows Azure sign in and we’re not sure what’s going wrong. Please let us know so we can help troubleshoot.

Read the full article... Error: Subscription has expired 2/3/2013

You may see an error that your subscription has expired. If this happens, you need to extend your subscription.

Read the full article... Error: You can no longer provision a site or database on Windows Azure 2/3/2013

Your subscription may have a limit to the number of sites or databases that can be created. This will be the case if you're using a free trial account, which is limited to 10 web sites.

Read the full article... Error: Certificate limit reached 2/2/2013

You are signing into WebMatrix and you get an error that there are not more certificates available. This happens because as part of sign-in, WebMatrix downloads a management certificate in order to retrieve your websites and provision new websites with Windows Azure. There is a limit of 25 certificates available per subscription.

Read the full article... Microsoft Web Platform Privacy Statements 8/24/2012

You can obtain various Microsoft products through the Microsoft Web App Gallery, through the Microsoft Web Platform Installer, or through similar Web Platform Installer-like functionality in other Microsoft software, such as the Microsoft Web Farm Framework and Microsoft WebMatrix. Some of the Microsoft products that you obtain through these means may collect information through Microsoft’s Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) during installation or use of such product. We identify below those specific products that are enrolled in CEIP by default and provide a link to the products’ privacy statements and information on how users can opt-out of CEIP for these products. In addition, we explain what CEIP is and how such information is used to improve our software and services.

Specific Microsoft Products Enrolled by Default in CEIP: (please read below how to opt-out)

Description of Customer Experience Improvement Program

What This Feature Does:

The Customer Experience Improvement Program (“CEIP”) will collect basic information about your hardware configuration and how you use our software and services to identify trends and usage patterns. CEIP also collects includes the type and number of errors you encounter, software and hardware performance, and the speed of services. We will not collect your name, address, or other contact information.

Use of Information:

We use this information to improve the quality, reliability, and performance of Microsoft software and services. For additional, general information about CEIP, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52097.

Choice/Control:

During installation of Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2012, we automatically send information to Microsoft about your installation experience and notify you when an update is available and connect you to the content online. To learn more, see the Visual Web Developer Privacy Statement.

For Microsoft WebMatrix, we do not collect this installation information, but we do notify you when an update is available and connect you to the content online. To learn more, see the WebMatrix Privacy Statement.

During installation of Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2012 and Microsoft WebMatrix, users will be shown a screen on the Web Platform Installer where they can opt-out of participation in CEIP. If you uncheck that box, neither software product will be enrolled in CEIP.

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If you choose to participate in CEIP and later change your mind, you can turn off CEIP at any time. To learn how to do so, please review the specific privacy statement for that product listed above.

Read the full article... WebMatrix refresh released. 2/18/2011

We’ve just published a minor refresh to WebMatrix, which you can download and use from the Web Platform Installer today.

We did this to fix some of the top customer issues that have been reported since we launched in January.

If you have any more problems or bugs with WebMatrix, please let us know! Smile

Read the full article... WebMatrix 1.0 Release Notes 1/13/2011

1-13-2011 : These notes will be kept up to date here.

WebMatrix is a brand new web development tool from Microsoft that includes everything you need for website development. Start from open source web applications, built-in web templates or just start writing code yourself. It’s all-inclusive, simple and best of all free. Developing websites has never been easier.

Read the full article... WebMatrix and ASP.NET Web Pages Release Docs 11/23/2010

Microsoft WebMatrix Beta is a free web development stack that installs in minutes. It integrates a web server with database and programming frameworks to create a single, integrated experience. You can use WebMatrix Beta to streamline the way you code, test, and publish your own ASP.NET or PHP website, or you can use WebMatrix Beta to start a new website using popular open-source apps like DotNetNuke, Umbraco, WordPress, or Joomla. WebMatrix Beta uses the same powerful web server, database engine, and frameworks environment that will run your website on the internet, which makes the transition from development to production smooth and seamless.

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