• About the Orchard Project

    Orchard is a free, open source, community-focused Content Management System built on the ASP.NET MVC platform.

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Recent Posts and Articles

  • My Very First E-Book: Mastering Orchard Layouts

    Today I am very excited! Today, we put up my very first e-book up for distribution. It's the book on Orchard Layouts. The book aims to explain everthing there is to know about the Orchard Layouts module for users, themers and developers alike, hopefully providing users with a thorough understanding of the module.

  • Responsive iFrame - Layout Snippet

    Layout Snippets it's one of my favourites features of Orchard. Orchard 1.10 provides parameterizable snippets, that are more powerful. In this post, I will create a responsive iFrame parameterizable snippet. iFrames are very useful to websites, for example, a YouTube video or a Google Map. You can get the HTML of an iFrame and you can post it to your website, but it will not be responsive.

  • Information Architecture for the New Orchard Website

    Information Architecture (IA) is all about organising, structuring and the labelling of content. The role of IA is to help the user find information and complete their goals. I've found that IA is by far the most debated areas during the planning phase and therefore I strongly suggest collaboratively working with at least two other people to ensure everything has been covered off.

  • Weekly Podcasts: 04/05/2016 - 21/06/2016

  • Orchard documentation migration

    Recently, the Orchard documentation has been migrated to MkDocs in order to be hosted easily on ReadTheDocs with many benefits.

  • User Journeys for the New Orchard Website

    User journeys are actions our users (see our personas) take to achieve their goals. The primary user goals have already been mapped to the project requirements so we can take those and map out the journeys. I find it good practice to look at the existing user journeys on the current site and then look at how these can be improved. It's not feasible to map out every possible user journey as there could be thousands of scenarios, so it's best to focus on the priority requirements for each of our target users.

  • Orchardizer Version 0.3.2 released

    A small update to announce that you can now create 1.10 modules and themes from Orchardizer.

    Get the latest version here!

  • Another Orchard Visual Studio extension released

    A long time ago you had to write Orchard code by hand, like cavemen. Then the era of code-writing code came when Orchardizer was released. Now we add our own take on an Orchard developer's Visual Studio extension, introducing Lombiq Orchard Visual Studio Extension with an enterprise-level long name!

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