How To Easily Add A DotNetKicks Button To DasBlog

Posted: 12/18/2007 2:03:54 AM

It is incredibly easy to add a DotNetKicks "Kick It" Button to any DasBlog website. Simply navigate to your "themes" directory and open up the "itemTemplate.blogtemplate" file with text editor. And simply paste the following HTML wherever you'd like the button to display.

<a href="http://www.dotnetkicks.com/kick/?url=<%PermalinkUrl%>"><img src="http://www.dotnetkicks.com/Services/Images/KickItImageGenerator.ashx?url=<%PermalinkUrl%>" border="0" alt="kick it on DotNetKicks.com" /></a>

Pretty simple, huh? Thanks to John Forsythe for posting all the available DasBlog Macros.

If you're thinking about starting a blog, I highly recommend DasBlog, it was a very easy to setup, especially since it doesn't require a database! That makes the cost of hosting a blog at DiscountAsp.net only $10/month! Subtext on the other hand needs a database to store and will run you $20 a month. I don't really know why DasBlog doesn't advertise that fact more, I would have tried installing it first, is a relational database really that necessary for a blog? It also makes it brain dead simple to backup your blog or move hosting providers. I know because I started out hosting my blog at 1and1 (stay away!), I've been with DiscountAsp.net for a couple months and absolutely love it. Everything just works, I copied my DasBlog files over and I was done. Plus its cheap and since all they do is focus on Microsoft technologies, they always have the latest and greatest beta stuff running as soon as it comes out (like .Net 3.5 and IIS 7.0).



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