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  1. Sand box release site

    Love the platform, it has room for improvement but excellent concept and good execution so far.

    Could you please add a second ftp publishing option (destination), ie for sandbox or beta releases.
    So there would be two options when publishing, either to the beta test site or the application live site.

    Also, add macro buttons which simply execute batch files.
    Currently we use batch files to compile other applications into the one site (and to do our sand box publishing), this is due to the complexity of our project. It would be great if we could essentially have 'custom' buttons…

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    • FTPS Support

      Please add FTPS and FTPES support

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FTPS

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      • Fix the publishing feature

        I am unable to publish to my website even though it passes the publish compatibility test. It fails at the publish preview step with no kind of explanation of what is wring.

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        • Export database (MySQL) for FTP Publish

          FTP publishing is very common. But it does not support the database, such as MySQL.
          So I hope,
          When I use FTP publishing, it can automatically export the database to a file (UTF8, to support Chinese), and reminded me of followup steps (for example, using phpmyadmin import).

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          • Auto Recognition of CMS Type on Open as a website in WebMatrix

            It would be good if for example i download WordPress, or Joomla or ... have a site that is made in WordPress already for Webmatrix to automatically converts it to WordPress project when i open it so the folders are locked, wordpress intelli sense and all other stuff. This isn't possible with current projects just when you install new one from gallery.

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            • TFS continuous deployment

              Even though you connect to TFS, AND you are using Azure, you cannot do continuous deployment. Azure has the ability to link the site to TFS. It's strange when you link to your TFS and it tells you it will deploy on next check-in. NOPE. Not when you check in to TFS from WebMatrix. No deploy happens. Oops.

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              • Auto upload file on save

                Option to auto upload file when its saved locally. I like working on remote projects but sometimes i miss vsdoc support or CMS recognition if i do that. the workaround is to download the site and work locally and publish files. it would help if i can select an option so that files publish when i save them locally

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                • Improve publishing to IIS for internal hosting / Intranets etc... for better take up of Razor

                  Improve publishing to IIS for internal hosting / Intranets etc... for better take up of Razor etc..

                  Presently it is a very complex process to publish to IIS, or setup IIS for web matrix publishing. It envolves checking all versions of the .net framework on the server if using w2k8 etc... and then various settings etc... this should be more simple such as, allow publishing from webmatrix, then option in webmatrix to select internal IIS intranet site. Just look at the amoutn of issues in the IIS forum about web matrix publishing to IIS on server.

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                  • Allow multiple publish profiles

                    I.e. to allow a choice to deploy code to a test site or production site.

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                    • Ability to Name the folder of downloaded Website

                      When i use connect to Remote Site with Publish Settings Profile. And now i want to download this website to my computer i would like to have the ability to chose the folder name of this website, the system is naming the folder of the website for example if the site is in domain.com it will be named domain.com. If i tried to change it i will lose the WordPress project ability it will be just regular website?

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                        Under Review  ·  0 comments  ·  Publish  ·  Admin →
                      • FTP bug in active ftp

                        When publishing via FTP webmatrix 2 is trying to create every directory and errors out if directory already exists, insted of just uploading into it ... this means that subdirectories can never be uploaded via webmatrix.

                        ex: main directory: mydomain - webmatrix creates it and uploads file ok as long as it didnt exist before

                        but when it goes to upload a sub dir: mydomain/images/ it errors out saying

                        Error creating directory "/mydomain". /mydomain: File exists (550).

                        also its kind of a memory hog according to sysinternals tools :)

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                        • Applay a function to create chm-files from given webpage

                          It would be a nice feature to create chm-files from a loaded web-page.

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                          • Allow for local network hosting

                            I run an Apache/php/MySQL server on my local network that I use to host my development sites. I'd like to be able to access and work with the files on that server WITHOUT WebMatrix wanting to copy everything over to its local server, as many of the site SQL connection settings I have in place break when WebMatrix pulls up the site files. (Allow user to select network file path and url to server, ex. file path "\\network-server\devsite\" url "http://192.168.1.1:8080/devsite/")

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                              Under Review  ·  4 comments  ·  Publish  ·  Admin →
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                                Under Review  ·  2 comments  ·  Publish  ·  Admin →
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                                • Allow publishing at a specified time

                                  There are specific files I would like to FTP to my site at a specific time in the day, I would like to automate this as i am not always at my pc at that time.

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                                  • Please add support for SFTP

                                    If we are trying to pull PHP devs who work on Linux/Solaris in a corp environment support for ssh is a must. I need to be able to connect webmatrix to my remote systems. FTP is forbidden plain and simple. The fact that it is encouraged through an IDE is down right neglagent on MS part!

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