AtomSite FAQ

by Faith A

WebMatrix supports installing open source community applications from the Web Application Gallery, and publishing to hosting providers, including a set of Beta partner hosting providers. This FAQ contains information about installing and publishing, as well as any issues that may occur after publishing.

Installing and Publishing AtomSite

Q: How do I install AtomSite?

A: To install AtomSite, use the following steps:

  1. Open WebMatrix and select Site from Web Gallery.
  2. Select the CMS category on the left-hand side.
  3. Find AtomSite in the list and install it.
  4. In any workspace, on the Home tab, in the Site group, click Run or press F12 to open the site in your default web browser.
  5. Follow the instructions to complete installation.

Q: How do I publish my AtomSite website?

A: To publish a AtomSite website, use the following steps:

  1. In any workspace, on the Home tab, in the Site group, click Publish.
  2. On the Publishing Settings dialog, enter the server info you received from your web host.
  3. Click Validate Connection to ensure that the settings are correct.
  4. Click Publish.
  5. After previewing the changes, click Continue.

Known Issues

Issue: Some links in AtomSite are broken after you download a published site
Workaround: This is a known issue. A workaround is to perform a string replace for service.config, users.config, and all .xml files of the remote URL string (i.e. "") to the local one (i.e. "http://localhost:1239").