How do I integrate an web application into an existing web site?

Posted on 2011-10-24
Last Modified: 2012-06-27

I'm trying to follow the below link in regard to integrating into my existing web site. I have already done the hard bit by converting into a web application as I thought I could achieve what I wanted through iframes but that approach has hit a brick wall (permission issues etc) so I'm now attempting to integrate the full code into my existing web site.

The below link provides a step by step guide on how to do what I want but I'm just wondering if I need to do the initial steps, i.e. copy the BlogEngine code into a subfolder within my existing site and change all the web.config files? Surely, since I have already converted into a web application am I right in thinking I can just add this web application project to my existing site and reference the code this way? But how will I then setup the web.config files correctly? What additional actions do I need to perform and where should I start from at the below link? Sorry, I've not really had any experience in combining projects together.

Question by:aspnet-scotland
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    This depends on what level of integration you will need.
    It is OK to create on IIS root level application and second one than run in catalog    <- Root application   <-Another application in virtual directory.

    I prefer to have folder structure on disk as

    D:\inetpub\wwwRoot\\  for root application
    D:\inetpub\\wwwRoot\\forum - for forum appliation

    I will rather avoid merging two apps - what if there will be critical patch for BlogEngine.Net to deploy?


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