Upgraded BlogEngine from 1.4.5 to 1.5

I have just upgraded BlogEngine.net, an excellent blog engine which hosts this blog, from 1.4.5 to 1.5. The process was more or less smooth as I’ll describe in next points:

  1. Download Blogengine.net Web from download page.
  2. Read upgrade tutorial.
  3. Make a backup of current installation and database if you are using it.
  4. Delete all files and folders except for App_Data.
  5. Copy new files.
  6. Copy extensions, widgets and other custom data from backup you made in #3.
  7. Upgrade database structure with script found in Setup/SQLServer folder (or any other if you are using other database).
  8. Open web.config and replace the connectionString (I am using SQL Server as a storage).
  9. Replace all occurences of defaultProvider attribute to “DbBlogProvider” (blogProvider, membership, roleManager).
  10. Make sure App_Data is writable for Blogengine.net.

I think that’s pretty much it for my upgrade process.

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