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Google Friendly Blog.

....but I need it to run on windows (.asp)

   
5:37 pm on Apr 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I need a google friendly blog capable of running on Windows. So that means Wordpress is out (I think) - can anyone throw me a bone?
7:46 pm on Apr 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Wordpress will run on Windows. It requires PHP and MySQL which both run on Windows.
8:13 pm on Apr 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Sandpete, I setup a Wordpress blog on a Windows server and after a lot of effort fooling with isapi_rewrite it is now search engine friendly and works great.
9:02 pm on Apr 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Ah the good old people at webfission obviously still dont have a clue then as I was told it would not run windows....
5:04 pm on Apr 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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If you go with Wordpress, do check out this thread from our Hot Topics section:

WordPress And Google: Avoiding Duplicate Content Issues [webmasterworld.com]

10:59 pm on Apr 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Many hosting companies won't install ISAPI filters for you on a shared hosting account. isapi_rewrite is a must-have requirement for Wordpress on IIS with proper SEO in mind. (IMO it's a requirement for proper SEO on any IIS server.)

So if your hosting soltuion doesn't/can't/won't support isapi_rewrite then WordPress on IIS is a bad choice if you're hoping for decent search engine listings. You're better off finding a company that's familiar with WordPress on Linux/Apache. It will most likely be cheaper too.