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BlogEngine.NET is a basic open source one that should be considered. It is geared towards blog posts, but it has the concept of "pages" and can be themed very easily.


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As you mentioned, Orchard has a lot of potential, but it is still pretty young and not quite ready for production use. Umbraco is another .NET CMS that has pretty good reviews.


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If you want a blog and just a few pages then use Wordpress. It's probably the best blogging software available and it offers the ability to add and manage pages outside of the blog. Basically it does everything you need to do all in one neat free package.


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Since rewriting URLs happens on the server side neither users nor search engines are aware of it. Where it gets to be an issue is if it is done improperly and the same content can be accessed using more then one URL. This causes your website to have duplicate content which is is considered low quality by Google. This is where their Panda algorithm comes into ...


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A user agent of Java/[version] is the default UA when making any web requests through the Java programming language. In other words, someone has written a spider-like program in Java, which is clearly parsing links incorrectly. As Dave suggested in the comments, the requests could be coming from another site - check the referring URL in your weblogs. In ...


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There are two main approaches to figuring this type of thing out. Either determine what is the common factor shared by the affected users, or what changed recently so that these users are suddenly affected. Your best bet is to approach it from both directions, as the answer ends up being a mixture of both. What Ties These Users Together? If they don't have ...


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I've found that N2 is a very good, user friendly CMS. I've built a couple of sites on it that I've handed over to fairly non-technical people to run, and they've managed to do so very successfully - one of the users has had experiences of editing web sites in the past, and said that this was one of best ones they'd used. The latest version makes the ...


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Freelance and volunteering to help out with non-profits are a great way to learn new skills. You're right, you can only learn so much on your own. When you're under the gun, you learn a LOT more. Bonus points if you can find a place with a knowledgeable, patient mentor who will guide you and suggest improvements to your work. I worked for several years in ...


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There's no real standard or perfect way of doing it. Some options: First spouse Second spouse or Party A Party B or Partner A Partner B or Bride/Groom Bride/Groom


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But what's the point of this type of activity? Your guess is as good as anyone's - perhaps the operator is mistakenly trying to access a set of spam accounts created elsewhere? (or ones which were supposed to be created at your site but failed for whatever reason) Edit: ... speaking to your initial question: How should a site respond to automated ...


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I have to say, I think adding an extra layer is a bad idea. Perhaps you could have a global check on Application_Start in Global.asax to ensure Membership is hooked up and operational? If not, show an error message? Regarding browsing for files, you can secure files at the folder level using ASP.NET Membership roles.


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I'm not the biggest fan of captcha's but when they are useful they should be used. If you validate card number (as I think you should) you could use a captcha only after a certain number of wrong successive tries by a user (identified by its IP address and timestamp).


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Without knowing a bit more about your context it's a bit hard to provide a better solution, however rather than writing a custom web browser that allows users to browse your site, and download things why not do something along the lines of: In your windows application, call a service on your website that gives you the relevant details of downloads ...


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This is a good reason to put a canonical tag in each of your pages. If http://example.com/Default.aspx has a canonical tag like <link rel="canonical" href="http://example.com/Default.aspx"/>then when somebody links to http://example.com/Default.aspx?places-to-buy-wedding-dresses it will also have that canonical url. Googlebot will see the canonical, ...


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The simple answer is yes. This is known as "inbound" traffic, whereas requests made by a visitor to a server (like reading this answer) is known as "outbound" traffic. Most web hosting companies combine both into a monthly maximum amount of data transferred through their network. Some offer free inbound traffic as well. So depending on how much inbound ...


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Are all requests from those users slow or only some of them? Does it happen to them on all browsers? Can you write a test program, that does the same queries without a browser? Is anti-virus enabled? Firefox has safebrowsing, which first queries google if the pages you want to visit are safe. Best thing you can get is a full trace with wireshark, so you can ...


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Keep in mind that users are far more likely to write a review if their experience has been bad than if their experience is good. Look at the services they offer and the price. Too cheap can (and sometimes has) indicated a lack of customer support and too expensive can give you a lot of crap you don't need. Don't throw away a service because of a couple of ...


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In my opinion, a CMS is almost never overkill. Once in place, a CMS is the difference between just writing for your website and writing and doing code fixes. It's going to save you time over the long run as you need to make changes to your website. A database is also almost always recommended because you can export the data anywhere. You'll probably find it ...


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I think that http://www.godaddy.com/hosting/web-hosting.aspx?ci=9009#details is a good source for what Godaddy is currently hosting. However, I am fairly certain that they do not allow for URL Rewrite. I know they didn't 2 months ago. Also, GoDaddy just turned on .NET 4.0 and MVC 2 support. It usually takes them 8+ months after release for them to ...


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I belive Paypal is the cheapest (or almost the cheapest). Along with the cheap fees, PayPal were the 1st (or almost the 1st) to come out on the web as online payment system. IMHO thus PayPal is so widespread! All the other accounts in the answers are almost as simple to use as PayPal. But let's look at FEES Paypal >> 2.9% + $0.30 Google chekout (same ...


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You could do it by IP, however I think your cookie solution to the cookie-consent is in concurrence. :) But seriously though, a consent cookie seems like the best solution. Give a little popup-window, and if they click 'Consent', then store the cookie. Check for that upon visiting any page.


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'Unlimited' is not possible to achieve, it's more of a marketing gimmick. Although seems to be mostly assumed it means basically they let you use whatever till you hit some of the many limits in their TOS (ie, you might be hitting their CPU usage early when using loads of bandwidth, for scripts usage, etc), and more or less is becoming a common "term". The ...


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There are couple of e-commerce modules in Orchard Gallery atm. I'd advise you to watch Drew Robbins build a Flower Store at MIX11. It's short, but may be a great help! HTH


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A quick Google search show lots of hosts who claim to offer free .net hosting. You could also host it yourself and use a dynamic DNS provider like Zoneedit to handle the DNS for you.


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You can add this condition RewriteCond %{REQUEST_METHOD} ^GET$ just before rewrite rule to redirect only on GET requests: RewriteCond %{REQUEST_METHOD} ^GET$ RewriteRule ^default.aspx$ / [NC,R=301,L] This will allow to POST to default.aspx .. but then it will not be redirected at all. Ideally you would need to fix your server side / HTML: look at your ...



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