February 1, 2010 at 7:50 PM
Today BlogEngine.NET 1.6 is available to everyone as announced here.
The two big features are a new Comment Management area to view, edit and delete comments across all posts. This also includes a new automated comment moderation system. Just like how you can build custom Extensions, custom filters can be built and plugged into the event system when a new comment is posted. BE.NET 1.6 ships with two custom filters – a filter for Akismet filter and one for StopForumSpam.com. It’s quite slick.
The other notable feature is Multiple Widget Zones. This has actually been in the code base for several months now. I blogged about Multiple Widget Zones back in April.
If you’re upgrading from BE.NET 1.5, there are a couple of changes to be aware of, including one change you must make related to the ExtensionManager sub-folder in the App_Code folder. Simple upgrade instructions are available here in the documentation.
A more complete list of features and changes in BE.NET 1.6 can be found here. It’s definitely a worthwhile upgrade I recommend going to.