• 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

  • Creating a static toolbar for TinyMCE

    Ever tried to edit a post that has more lines than your text area in TinyMCE? Scroll down and poof the toolbar is lost. You cant do anything! It is terrible. Here is a simple extension for Orchard to make the toolbar static.

  • Orchard Harvest 2017–What is Orchard Core SaaS Framework?

    Nick Mayne is one of the main developers working on Orchard 2.0, a.k.a. Orchard Core. Orchard Core started as an MVC application, but this had several challenges with multi-tenancy and Glimpse integration. To solve those problems, Nick moved things around so MVC actually is a module instead. I found that really interesting as I had implemented something really similar when I built DecentCMS: Express is loaded as a module, for each tenant.

  • Orchard Harvest Conference 2017: Day 1

    Today was the first day of the Orchard Harvest conference 2017 in New York.

  • Orchard Harvest 2017–Scaling Orchard

    Rob King works for Bede Gaming, which specializes in providing a platform for gambling web sites. The company moved to Orchard in 2013, and has strong scalability requirements, with sites serving millions of requests per day.

  • Orchard Harvest 2017–What’s new in ASP.NET MVC Core 2.0

    Taylor Mullen from the ASP.NET team is a developer working on MVC Core 2.0. In this session, he went over the design of the new Razor Pages feature. He carefully explained what is difficult with MVC currently, in order to justify the feature. He actually started by showing what it’s not: it’s not PHP-like, and it’s not a new take on previous “ASP.NET Pages” features.

  • Orchard Harvest 2017: when output cache just isn’t enough

    Daniel Stolt and Chris Payne from IDeliverable presented some new output caching techniques that they’ve developed. The problem that they’re solving is what happens when you have to output user-specific data into rendered contents. In those cases, you want to cache the constant parts of the output, while keeping holes dynamic. This is known as donut caching.

  • Orchard Harvest 2017 – Using external data with Orchard

    Jorge Agraz is opening the conference after Sébastien Ros’ keynote with a talk about using external data in Orchard. Jorge work for Onestop, a company that builds e-commerce sites. Their web sites get their commerce data from APIs and then used to display that through their controllers with Orchard shapes. They attempted to use widgets instead of controllers, but that came with some significant maintenance problems.

  • Orchard Harvest conference, day 1

    We're reporting in live from the 2017 Orchard Harvest conference! This blogpost will be updated as we go, so make sure to check back!

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