• 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

  • Advanced Orchard: accessing other tenants' services

    Many using Orchard's multi-tenancy feature sooner or later want to share data between tenants or generally, execute some operations on other tenants from one tenant. This is possible! Let's see how.

  • Weekly Podcast 04/15/2014

    Meeting notes:

    • Status: just a few changes since last week, one bug fixed and the 1.8.x branch was merged into 1.x. Database Output Cache feature added (to Orchard.OutputCache). SQLite support is implemented by Eric and is under testing.
    • There's still time to apply for a presentation at Harvest!
    • New websites: http://www.mtntrvl.com, http://www.spford.com, http://www.capitaltaxconsulting.com, http://www.harrychapinfoodbank.org, http://www.golfmemberpro.com, http://www.prsasunshine.com, http://www.aliumpartners.com
    • Long time, no triage. We processed 11 out of 266 proposed issues.

    Brought to you by: Orchard Hungary

  • Beginning With Orchard: What To Start With?

    So you'd like to begin exploring Orchard because somebody sold Orchard to you. This is great! Now probably your next question is: how should I start, how can I try Orchard in action? Glad you asked. There are several simple and less simple ways, all free, so let's see. We'll start with the easy ways and build up the tension so you end up with the most complicated one if you want to become an Orchard developer.

  • Orchard Theme From A Template Part 5

    In our previous post, we left off with our Layout.cshtml shape nearly complete. In order to finish off this shape so we can move on to the rest of the theme, we need to uncomment the additional shapes that are added to our Layout.cshtml file and customize them. As you may remember, we already uncommented the Branding.cshtml shape so it displays and also added an additional shape for the HeaderContact information. Now we're going to uncomment the BadgeOfHonor and User shapes. In your Layout.cshtml file, remove the double slashes in the shape addition area. It should now look like this.

  • Orchard Theme From A Template Part 4

    In our previous posts, we created the Document and Layout files which loaded our JavaScript and stylesheet files, and also defined the way our basic HTML structure is going to look including our Orchard zones. Today, we're going to start by doing a bit of housekeeping. You'll recall in the previous post that I mentioned we are not using the BeforeMain and AfterMain zones in this particular theme. It's a good idea to define this in your Theme.txt file so that when you're working in the Widgets area of Orchard Admin, you only see the zones that you have defined in your layout. If your layout is using all the Orchard zones, you don't need to do this, since the default is to make all zones available. Open your Theme.txt file and add the following line.

  • Orchard Theme From A Template Part 3

    In our previous post, we completed the header and navigation containers in our Layout.cshtml. In this post, we're going to work on the main content container and the footer. I decided to break up the Layout.cshtml file into multiple blog posts because there is so much going on in this file to define the site structure that a single blog post would have been too long. The bulk of the coding in this file is going to be in the main content container that we're working on today. Let's get started.

  • Weekly Podcast 04/08/2014

    Meeting notes:

    • Status: few changes since the 1.8 release. One of them is a small one that improves performance when having a huge amount (millions) of content items. MaxPagedCount property added as a site setting to prevent users from displaying huge amount of content items at once, which could cause a major disruption in performance.
    • Orchard Pros: a platform to connect the members of the Orchard community to exchange knowledge and help each other by solving problems, answer tickets and hunt "bounties" in a gamified manner.
    • There already are a few speaker submissions for Harvest.

    Brought to you by: Orchard Hungary

  • Assign Administrator Role to Orchard Super User Account

    Before you upgrade your Orchard Website to Orchard 1.8, I recommend you read the Orchard 1.8 Release Notes. There are some steps formatted in BOLD that clearly state you must assign the Administrator Role to your Orchard Super User Account before performing the upgrade. If you don't, you will get locked out of the dashboard and have to either 1) re-do the 1.8 upgrade again after performing the step or 2) gain access to the Orchard database and do a bit of manual hacking.

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