[RESOLVED]webmatrix 3 starter site does not download

It looks like microsoft have moved the stater site template download so that when anyone tries to create a new project from the template …. 404 error… oh dear Microsoft!

from the install log:-

Exception: System.Net.WebException: Url ‘http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/F/4/6F439734-9589-4859-AADE-B88B0B84401E/StarterSite.zip’ returned HTTP status code: 404

Does anyone know of an alternative download site for the starter site template

You can get the VB version on Nuget.org @
http://www.nuget.org/packages/Starter.Site.Template.VB2/
 not sure about the c# version.

asphg

It looks like microsoft have moved the stater site template download so that when anyone tries to create a new project from the template …. 404 error… oh dear Microsoft!

from the install log:-

Exception: System.Net.WebException: Url ‘http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/F/4/6F439734-9589-4859-AADE-B88B0B84401E/StarterSite.zip’ returned HTTP status code: 404

Does anyone know of an alternative download site for the starter site template

I just opened up Webmatrix and downloaded the Starter Site template. I would suggest checking if you have any firewalls or internet issues – Even look at reinstalled Webmatrix, as this appears to be an technical issue at your end :)

asphg

Exception: System.Net.WebException: Url ‘http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/F/4/6F439734-9589-4859-AADE-B88B0B84401E/StarterSite.zip’ returned HTTP status code: 404

That link is not returning a 404 for me. Try it again.

Hello,

it is already working..

WebMatrix usually plays bad with me too. So I have to restart the Download process and after one or two attempts it does’t give me a 404 but installs the project. 

You can try closing and restarting the WebMatrix or trying after a moment. But remember that the File StarterSite.zip is always up and running and can be downloaded. 

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