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  • Weekly Podcast 05/27/2014

    Meeting notes:

    • Status: Sipke is working on the extension of the Templates module and in the feature branch for the AuditTrail module, the OutputCache module has been improved by Sébastien, new feature branch by Sébastien for Shape Widgets.
    • Sébastien's LoadTest application is available on GitHub.
    • Demo by Sipke: Orchard.AuditTrail module, the work of IDeliverable for MS Open Tech. Exposes API that content parts can communicate with to log events related to them, e.g. content changed, role assigned to user, comment moderated and much more. Developers will be able to write their own providers. Discussed some possible features, e.g. restoring an older version of a content item.
    • Localization updates by Benedek: investigating external tools that could replace the recently disabled localization tool. Transifex and Crowdin are good candidates, Eric suggested Mozilla's tool.
    • Demo by Zoltán: Orchard Liquid module. Orchard module that incorporates the Liquid templating language as a view engine, which will be used for DotNest tenants so users can customize their sites much more.
    • New Orchard websites: http://writersgarret.org, http://www.advantagecs.com, http://www.wowwoodys.com, http://aazop.de, http://www.euservices.com, http://www.kalpes14.gr.

    Brought to you by: Orchard Hungary

  • Checking Your Infoset Data Consistency After Upgrading From 1.x To 1.8+

    Many Orchard developers, including ourselves act as early adopters of the Orchard source and use the code from the 1.x and other work-in-progress branches. While it gives us the opportunity to try the new features and get the latest bugfixes, some changes introduce important bugs every now and then. That was the case lately on the 1.x branch, when a problem surfaced regarding the infoset storage: for shifted, versionable content parts the infoset data was not saved in the ContentItemVersionRecord table, but into the ContentItemRecord table instead. Sébastien discovered this issue before 1.8 release and provided a method to fix it, along with a well-detailed description on the Orchard discussion board.

  • Weekly Podcast 05/20/2014

    Meeting notes:

    • Status: jQuery updated to 1.11.1, Specflow tests fixed, Orchard 1.8.1 incoming, several MediaLibrary fixes by Nick and from PRs by Stanley and Benjamin, Razor templating moved to a separate feature.
    • New Orchard webistes: http://www.gaudinford.com, http://houstonjewelry.com, http://www.frawgwireless.com, http://ontheborder.com, http://photomic.com, http://www.anam.pt/madeira.
    • Triage: reviewed 24 bug reports out of 306.

    Brought to you by: Orchard Hungary

  • Understanding Orchard's Database

    I recently found a question on Orchard's forums asking for some explanations to query data directly from the database. Here is my take on this.

  • Orchard Blog Posts Per Page Feature

    Orchard Blogs has a new blog posts per page feature allowing you to adjust the number of Orchard Blog Posts per page separate from the site items per page feature. This new feature is in addition to another new feature I mentioned in my previous blog post: easily add Feedburner URL's to Orchard CMS via the RSS Feed Proxy URL Setting.

  • Weekly Podcast 05/13/2014

    Meeting notes:

    • The Orchard Jabber channel is getting quite popular!
    • Status: ASP.NET output cache module disabled, POST redirects in Orchard.OutputCache are now handled and relevant cache entries will be evicted before the page reloads, added missing DLLs to the Azure Media Services module, __r query string parameter is back, and many-many other small changes in the last two weeks.
    • TBM revealed! The ASP.NET blogs website has been migrated to Orchard and is available for preview at http://beta.asp.net. TBM = The Bootstrap Machine (which is the default theme). Currently 723 blogs (tenants) are hosted there, divided into 4 Orchard instances (each has its own SQL Azure DB) on a Large Azure VM with a reverse proxy.
    • Demo by Zoltán: the reverse proxy that controls the cache for DotNest is now capable of evicting corresponding cache entries when some content is updated.
    • Spring Harvest Challenge: a module competition where you can submit a new or an already existing (but updated) module that is compatible with Orchard 1.8. Winners will be announced at Harvest. For more information, technical details, prizes and rules please visit the website of the contest.
    • Demo by Antoine: updates on the responsive Admin theme (based on Bootstrap).
    • Harvest is getting closer and closer!

    Brought to you by: Orchard Hungary

  • Orchard Blogs RSS Feeds And Feedburner

    Orchard blogs hasn't had good support for adding Feedburner URLs in replace of its own RSS Feed URLs. In the past I have used my own custom Feedburner Orchard Module and there is probably a module or two on the Orchard Gallery that do the same thing. Using an RSS feed proxy, like Feedburner, is a common practice for blogs, so it's nice to see this feature in new versions of Orchard CMS. Here is a quick Orchard Tutorial showing you the new Feed Proxy Url option when configuring and creating your new blog in Orchard CMS. In my case, I will be adding my RSS Feed Proxy URL for Feedburner: http://feeds.feedburner.com/davehayden

  • Orchard Spring Harvest Challenge Has Begun!

    A module competition named Orchard Spring Harvest Challenge has begun yesterday! The aim of this contest is to give Orchard module developers some more motivation to upgrade their old modules to Orchard 1.8, or create new ones that are compatible with latest version of Orchard. You can find more information on the event's website.

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