My first BlogEngine widget

by Administrator 20. August 2011 22:21

Hi all

I recently switched all my blogs to use BlogEngine.NET. I am quite happy with the switch so far but I needed a widget to show an image on the blog page. so I decided to create one.

You can download the zip file with the widget here:

Basically, you need to unzip it in the <root>/widgets folder. This will create a folder called “Show Image” and you can now use this widget.

There are three properties you can set in the settings dialog:


The Filename is the filename of the image you want to show. The image must already have been uploaded to the <root>/app_data/files folder. If you have placed the file in a subfolder of the <root>/app_data/files folder you can just enter “<foldername>/<filename>” in this property.

The “Image link” is optional. If you enter something here, the image will be created as a hyperlink to this text.

The Label property can contain a text that will be shown below the image.

The above settings are used on my blog for this widget:


The widget is released as a “It’s free, use it, change it, do what you want, just don’t blame me”-widget Smile




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Jan Eliasen is 37 years old, divorced and has 2 sons, Andreas (July 2004) and Emil (July 2006).

Jan has a masters degree in computer science and is currently employed at Logica Denmark as an IT architect.

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