Last post Dec 15, 2007 01:44 PM by DaveCS
Nov 13, 2007 12:01 PM|Zelda55|LINK
I've been at this for a week. The starter kit works fine on my computer, but when I copy it to my Web site, poof! I've changed the web.config file without success. I've read through thousands of posts. For something billed as ready to roll, I say it's
a piece of crap. If anyone out there has anything useful to share, I'd love to hear it. Has anyone written any kind of turtorial? User guide? Is there anything online that could possibly walk me through the steps I need to take to make this acutally work?
Don't ask about error messages... I've gotten them all. Some I was able to overcome because of my hosting service tech support. The load time is incredibly slow. Anyone else out there agree that it's just not worth the effort?
Nov 13, 2007 01:02 PM|ashmetry|LINK
There are several great implmentations of CSK written by several very sharp developers. Several folks posted 'useful' posts that helped alot of people like yourself. CSK was never written to be leveraged by non-technical people. you do NEED
asp.net development experience to get it to work well, it is a starter kit after all.
If you find CSK too hard / complicated to grasp, you are more than welcome to write your own from scratch. Im sure several people will find that
If performance is an issue you might want to check hosting your website somewhere else to test.
Meanwhile if you have any specific questions, post them.
Nov 13, 2007 10:42 PM|darkknight187|LINK
Ash is right, it is meant to be a starter kit, to get you going.
But if you want any help we are going to need to know what's happening.
To start with who are you hosting with?
Did you set the runtime on your hosting server to .net 2.0 instead of 1.0 or 1.1?
Are you setting up one database to hold them both, or are you using two databases? (as it is in the starter kit)
What type of database are you useing MSSQL MySql Access???
And it might be as simple as a problem in your web.config, let's see it. (xxxxx out the passwords and username)
You're going to need to be specific if you would like some help on this.
Nov 17, 2007 11:54 PM|MarValUS|LINK
I disagree wholeheartedly. The classifieds kit was/is great. I was a complete newbie in February when I tackled the ClubSite and it about drove me nuts, but did finally get it live (disciplesondirt.com) and
then moved onto the Classifieds kit. The classifieds kit was much easier and so I decided to merge it with the ClubSite. It is up and running at
These kits are a great way to figure out how things work, but you've got to be willing to try and figure out how things work. This is a GREAT community and everyone is more than willing to help you out with any specific issues. Just take a breath and take
it one error message at a time. I can't remember coming across any programming errors in the classifieds kit, and a large portion of problems seem to stem from connection string issues, so post your errors and we'll all be glad to help you in anyway we can.
Nov 30, 2007 01:22 PM|engineerachu|LINK
I had the same problem. What is the error you receive while hosting? And what is the database are you using in your hosting server? Did you create database in the server? And remember that CSK have used MS SQL Database file as back end. So make sure that
everything is correct in your server first.
Dec 15, 2007 01:44 PM|DaveCS|LINK
I'm hosted with discountasp.net and did have to work on a few things to get it the classifieds starter kit up and running.
There are some steps outlined here to get it running at discountasp.net and might give you some sort of reference to use with your host.
I accessed while logged out so you should be able to get in.
Working Web.config is below.
<compilation debug="true" />
<allow roles="Administrators" />
<customErrors defaultRedirect="~/Error.aspx" />
<authentication mode="Forms" />
<add name="AspNetSqlMembershipProvider" type="System.Web.Security.SqlMembershipProvider, System.Web, Version=126.96.36.199, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a" connectionStringName="LocalSqlServer" enablePasswordRetrieval="false" enablePasswordReset="true"
requiresQuestionAndAnswer="true" applicationName="/" requiresUniqueEmail="true" passwordFormat="Hashed" maxInvalidPasswordAttempts="5" minRequiredPasswordLength="5" minRequiredNonalphanumericCharacters="0" passwordAttemptWindow="10" passwordStrengthRegularExpression=""/>
<add name="FirstName" type="System.String"/>
<add name="LastName" type="System.String"/>
<add name="MemberId" defaultValue="0" type="System.Int32"/>
<siteMap defaultProvider="RoleEnabled_AspNetXmlSiteMapProvider" enabled="true">
<add name="RoleEnabled_AspNetXmlSiteMapProvider" type="System.Web.XmlSiteMapProvider, System.Web, Version=2.0.3600.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a" siteMapFile="web.sitemap" securityTrimmingEnabled="true"/>
<add name="classifiedsConnection" connectionString="Data Source=xxx.discountasp.net;Initial Catalog=SQL2005_0000000_mydb;User ID=SQL2005_0000000_my_user;Password=mypassword" />
<add name="LocalSqlServer" connectionString="Data Source=xxx.discountasp.net;Initial Catalog=SQL2005_0000000_mydb;User ID=SQL2005_0000000_my_user;Password=mypassword" />
<network host="localhost" port="25" defaultCredentials="true" userName="enterUserNameHereIfRequired" password="enterPasswordIfRequired"/>