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    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

  • Weekly Podcast 06/09/2015

    Meeting notes:

    • 00:00 - Recap of the last meeting, Agenda.
    • 03:02 - Status.
    • 18:42 - Discussing the recommended way to compile LESS and TS files. Layouts uses Gulp (instead of Web Essentials).
    • 35:04 - Demo by Daniel: sticky toolbox positioning in the Layout editor.
    • 44:27 - Harvest preparations on the way! Location: Alicante. It will be probably on the last week of September (28-29-30).
  • DotNest Orchard sites now available in the Azure Marketplace

    It wasn't exactly easy to do, but now DotNest is even more integrated into Microsoft Azure: you can created DotNest Orchard sites as an Azure App Service, from the Azure Marketplace!

  • How to build a secure, high performing CMS with Orchard

    First Sports had critiqued a number of CMS's and made the decision to use Orchard due to its wide adoption and its extensibility. Having adopted a CMS the question was then what infrastructure would be most appropriate and most secure for hosting thousands of websites and millions of payment transactions for each of our sports clients

  • Many ways to relate Orchard things, part 2: content item picker field

    In the first post in this series, we’ve looked at the most difficult way to create relationships in Orchard. In this post, we’ll look at the easiest: content item picker field.

  • Many ways to relate Orchard things, part 1: database relations

    A long time ago, I wrote a documentation topic on how to implement 1-n and n-n relationships in Orchard using database relations. It was much needed at the time, as this was still a difficult topic. Between spotty mapping mechanisms for relationships, and specific Orchard conventions, it wasn’t something you could expect just anybody to figure out on their own. It is still the way to go under some conditions, but those conditions are arguably very uncommon, and there are now much better solutions for more common cases.

  • Customize Orchard CMS emails without creating your own module

    There are some instances where what you want to do is so minor that you don't want to build a whole module for it. You might just want to add a new parameter to an object in a core module and do something with that value during its normal processing. The example I recently had was adding an option for a "reply-to" field be added to emails coming from custom forms.

  • Weekly Podcast 06/02/2015

    Meeting notes:

    • 00:00 - Agenda.
    • 01:16 - Status. Bugfixes and tiny performance improvements.
    • 14:02 - Jorge is now a core contributor with write access to repo. Congratulations!
    • 18:48 - Status on the new Admin theme (based on Bootstrap). Discussed the basics for static resource usage and conventions. Jasmin also gets write access too for his work on the new Admin theme.
    • 44:40 - Demo by Philip: Admin theme based on Bootstrap inspired by Material Design for TeamSurvive.com.
    • 56:30 - Orchard 1.9.1 to be shipped soon with feature additions and bugfixes.
  • Weekly Podcast 05/26/2015

    Meeting notes:

    • 00:00 - Status: bugfixes and discussion about recent changes.
    • 18:11 - Demo by Sipke: Dashboard Layout changes and simplifications.
    • 26:14 - Demo by Zoltán: Taxonomy (and Container-Containable) improvements for Localization support developed by Lombiq for EETT (Hellenic Telecommunications & Post Commission). Localized content items in a Container-Containable structure will not be orphaned, instead the correct content structure will be built up for other cultures too.
    • 47:00 - Short discussion about CodePlex.
    • 48:44 - Harvest updates! Sergio is working on the preparations for Harvest to be held in Alicante (East coast of Spain).
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