I have a website setup using the ASP Membership framework and SQL Server. I have setup BlogEngine and can serve the single basic blog. Now I want to add multi-blogging where members of the website can create their own blog (or blogs). I have done the following.
1. Copy BlogEngine.SQLServer.dll and BlogEngine.SQLServer.pdb to website bin directory.
2. Modify web.config to add the following line to BlogEngine -> Providers
<add name="SQLBlogProvider" type="BlogEngine.SQLServer.SqlBlogProvider, BlogEngine.SQLServer" connectionStringName="BlogEngine" />
3. Modify web.config to change default blog provider to <blogProvider defaultProvider="SQLBlogProvider">.
I am now at that section of the instructions regarding the providers. My providers are all set up using the SQL Membership, SQL Role and SQL Profile providers as the default providers. Your instructions call for that to be changes to defaultProvider="LinqMembershipProvider".
Is this an option or is it required? Will this mean the website will no longer use the existing SQL membership structure?
I am going to skip this step for now and proceed with altering the (test) database to see what happens. However I would really like to hear from you on what is required and what I need to do to achieve my goal of providing blogs for my website members.