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Upgrade from BlogEngine.net 2.5 to 2.8

I finally upgrade my BlogEngine.net from 2.5 to the latest 2.8. I took the advice from the upgrade instruction that I backuped the old version and installed the new version and copied my old setting back. It was quite easy. But there are few things you need watch out:

  • If you are using mysql, you need copy all the mysql dll into the bin folder.
  • After the installation, you need to uncomment the <trust level="Full"/> under the <system.web> section. Otherwise you might experience the System.Security exception.

 

How to setup BlogEngine.net email with Godaddy?

If you are using BlogEngine.net and Godaddy, here is the setting for you email:

E-mail address:your godaddy email address
SMTP server:  relay-hosting.secureserver.net
Port number:25
Username:
your godaddy email address
Password: your godaddy email password
Both chcekboxes unchecked
Subject prefix: Weblog

Then you can test your settings.

 

Find/Replace Carriage Returns in Excel?

Finding and Replacing Carriage Returns in Excel is easy. You don't need use VBA at all. Here is the trick:

Open the find and replace window

In the Find What: text box enter the following value ALT+0010 making sure to use the number keypad. You will not see anything appear in the textbox.

You can leave the Replace With: blank.

 

note: You may also have to remove the wrap setting for the cells to get it to appear as a single height cell.

Easy as! :)