• 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

  • Configuring NHibernate Second Level Caching For Azure Using On-role Caching

    This post shows how to install memcached-based second level caching on Azure.

  • Running On Windows Azure Server 2012 And .NET 4.5

    These are the steps for running Orchard on Windows Azure Server 2012 and .NET 4.5

  • Weekly Podcast 2/20/2012

    Meeting (a.k.a. Sébastien Show) notes:

    • Sébastien integrated Sipke's changes to taxonomy (autocomplete, demo'ed), fixed a number of issues, added tokens.
    • Demo of shape menu item.
    • Demo of list and pager template customization.
    • Demo of faceted search.
    • Demo of content picker field filtering by type and part.
    • Demo of content type layer rule.
    • Tabs in admin: we could implement that with zones and a convention such as "TabProperties" or "TabTaxonomy", etc.
    • Perspectives of 2.0: document database, demo of the YesSql branch.

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  • Easy Content Templates, Take 2

    Placement.info is an XML file that orchestrates the different parts of a content item and sends each of the shapes they create into specific local content zones. If the previous sentence sounded confusing to you, fear not, this post is for you.

  • Weekly Podcast 2/12/2013

    • Demo by Damien Clarke: Deployment module with improved identity infrastructure; separation of import batch in smaller 10 item batches; subscriptions, scheduled and automatic deployments between instances, based on content types or queries. Questions and suggestions about security (ability to restrict what can be imported with a white list of types), and about workflow integration.
    • Hack-a-thon: March 28th.
    • Event bus and token evaluation: Piotr is opening a bug so we revise the reliance of token providers on the event bus.
    • Zoltan demoed a much better version of what he demo'ed last week: now you can copy an item with a click of a button. To do: handle permalink so it creates a new one. Also call the action "Clone" and put it with other actions on the right. Let's put that in core... https://contentcopy.codeplex.com/
    • Nick showed simultaneous editing of the same item by two users through SignalR. Only patch diffs travel on the wire. This actually creates drafts on the server, so you also get auto-save out of this.
    • AMC has a new theme http://www.amctheatres.com/
    • Sébastien merged clayless into 1.x; made pager and list shapes extremely easy to theme.
    • Sébastien announced faceted search API, will demo next week with Taxonomies. It will work with full-text as well.
    • Sébastien updated the content picker so you can specify at the field level what tabs you want, and you can specify what types to filter on.
    • Sébastien added a Shape menu item that will render the shape you specify as a menu item.
    • Sébastien added a layer rule with the type of the content item being displayed in the main content zone.
    • Sébastien is adding a shape widget type to simplify the scenario described in http://weblogs.asp.net/bleroy/archive... Maybe could be simplified to a shape part, across that menu item, widget, etc.
    • Let's do a demo of all those next week.

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  • Weekly Podcast 2/5/2013

    • Summer of code. Example: ad management. Please contact Bertrand if you're interested in participating, mentoring or contributing ideas of topics.
    • Translation tool owner: new owner needed, please contact Bertrand if interested. Benedek expressed interest.
    • Demo: workflow, by Sébastien. New redesigned toolbox; branching and merging operations; seeing workflow instance status.
    • Demo: Benedek showed Wolf.LoggedInUsers, a new module that shows currently logged in users. https://orchardloggedinusers.codeplex...
    • Demo: Zoltán showed a templated item module. This initializes new items with contents from a "template" item. https://contenttemplates.codeplex.com/
    • Announcement: Responsive Pretty Good Base Theme by Zoltán https://responsivepgbt.codeplex.com/
    • Announcement: Ylan announced the launch of http://www.johnvarvatos.com
    • Triage, which we need to continue next week.

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  • Developer Cheat Sheet Updated

    Sébastien's very handy cheat sheet for orchard module and theme developers and designers has been updated. It's an invaluable resource for all of us.

  • Creating Simple Custom Widgets

    If you want to create a simple widget in Orchard, such as a box of social links, you have three possibilities:

    1. Find a module on the gallery or write one yourself, but there is overhead associated with modules, which may make this overkill.
    2. Use an HTML widget and paste a bunch of HTML and Javascript, hoping administrators of the site don’t break it accidentally. I don’t like this, it feels like a hack.
    3. Create a simple widget, following the instructions in this post.
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