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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

  • Running Orchard Locally With IIS And SQL Server

    This tutorial shows you how to run Orchard on your development machine (that doesn't run Windows Server) not with Visual Studio's built-in Cassini webserver, but using a proper IIS webserver. As the database we'll use a standard SQL Server database, that's advised for non-trivial production installations, unlike SQL CE.

  • Weekly Podcast 07/02/2013

    Meeting notes

    Brought to you by: Orchard Hungary

  • Output Caching in 1.7

    I've been discovering more and more features in Orchard CMS 1.7 and blogging about them within Orchard CMS Tutorials. As I browsed the Orchard Modules in the Orchard 1.7 source code I noticed a new module under Performance, called Output Cache Module, which sat next to SysCache Module. This sounded very similar to the Contrib.Cache Module that I have been using for additional performance in Orchard CMS for quite some time, and guess what, they are the same! Contrib.Cache is now the Output Cache Module and has been added directly to Orchard 1.7!

  • Continuous Delivery for an Orchard Cloud Service in Windows Azure

    The steps in the article walk you through the process of setting up continuous delivery for an Orchard website running in a Windows Azure Cloud Service. The packaging and publishing of a complete Orchard site is easiest if you utilize the AzurePackage.proj MSBuild file included with the Orchard source code, however you need to make a few edits to get it all working. In this article we’ll go step by step through those edits needed.

  • Effortlessly Resize Images

    I’ve written several times about image resizing in .NET, but never in the context of Orchard. With the imminent release of Orchard 1.7, it’s time to correct this. The new version comes with an extensible media pipeline that enables you to define complex image processing workflows that can automatically resize, change formats or apply watermarks. This is not the subject of this post however. What I want to show here is one of the underlying APIs that enable that feature, and that comes in the form of a new shape.

  • Extending Workflows With Custom Activities

    I stayed awake way too late last night having fun extending the Workflow Module in the upcoming Orchard CMS 1.7. Just like I have done several times similar with the Orchard Rules Engine, I wanted to create my own custom Workflow Activity that displayed in the toolbox and could be dragged onto the workflow surface. Given this was my first custom workflow activity I wanted something fairly simple, but useful. After a few minutes of thought, I decided to create an activity that started a workflow when a user logged into Orchard - a Login Activity!

  • Run Recipes From The Dashboard

    Orchard CMS 1.7 is hopefully due out next week and I have been blogging numerous Orchard Tutorials on what to expect in Orchard 1.7. One of the new features in Orchard 1.7 you may find useful as an Orchard Developer is the ability to run Orchard Recipes from the Orchard Administrator Dashboard. Normally Orchard Recipes were only available as part of the intial Orchard installation, but now you can access and execute Orchard Recipes from within the dashboard!

  • Orchard Harvest: Shapes Session Notes

    Notes on the Shapes session...

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