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Last post Nov 27, 2012 09:26 PM by Xboxrage
Nov 27, 2012 07:07 PM|LINK
Hey everybody. I have Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2010 Express and Microsoft WebMatrix (i might as well also mention that i have the Microsoft Web Platform Installer). I want to make a website using the free, open-source applications from the Web Application
Gallery. I don't know if i make my website in WebMatrix or VWD 2010 Express. What's the difference? I tried using WebMatrix but it turned out too complicated and i honestly couldn't work out how to use it, but i like VWD because it's user-friendly and it's
mostly basic coding and drag-and-drop'ing tools and features into web pages. But when i want to download an application from the Web Application Gallery (and then download it from the Web Platform Installer), it opens in WebMatrix and i can't figure out how
to just put a forum application or CMS into VWD?
Nov 27, 2012 07:25 PM|LINK
Which application are you trying to download? That could make a difference as to which tool you can/should use.
Btw, WebMatrix is the easier tool, except it has no visual designer.
Nov 27, 2012 07:42 PM|LINK
I'm trying to download PHPBB (Forum Software). I also want to make an updateable news feed on my website, where i (as the admin) can post a news thread (i.e. title, contents of thread, etc.) and allows other users to thumbs-up and comment on the post. Is
this available in an app or can it be written in coding?
Nov 27, 2012 08:47 PM|LINK
The PHPBB app is written using PHP. You can't use VWD for that. Also, since this is an ASP.NET forum, you should ask questions about using WebMatrix for PHP development at http://forums.iis.net/1166.aspx
Nov 27, 2012 09:26 PM|LINK
Thank you very much! I'm kind of new to web development :) Thanks for the help!