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  • Weekly Podcast 06/23/2015

    Meeting notes:

    • Orchard 1.9.1 will be released soon.
    • Demo by Siyamand: ticketing module updated with Email-support.
    • Bertrand is back at Microsoft.
    • The meeting Thursday will be hosted on Zoom.
    • The new Orchard Harvest website is under development.
  • Many ways to relate Orchard things, part 5: media

    Today’s way of relating Orchard contents is less universal than any of the ones I’ve talked about so far in this series: it will only enable you to attach media, such as images, videos, and audio, to your content items. Still, media have been real content items for a few versions of Orchard, and the media library picker is a very efficient way to add single or multiple media, so this most definitely deserves a post…

  • Many ways to relate Orchard things, part 4: taxonomies

    Taxonomies in Orchard can be seen as glorified tags, and in a way, that’s what they are: you can define multiple classifications for your content items, and assign any number of these classifications to your types

  • Weekly Podcast 06/16/2015

    Meeting notes:

    • 00:00 - Status. Suggestion: we shouldn't delete columns in migrations (for backwards compatibility between deployments), just remove them from the Create() method.
    • 22:57 - Discussion on how security vulnerabilities should be announced/communicated. There is a new security vulnerability that is not disclosed yet, Sébastien is working on the patch.
    • 28:05 - Demo by Siyamand Ayubi: collaboration and ticketing system for Orchard. Content types can be extended with a content part that enables users to create tickets related to a content item with several other settings. Tickets can be interacted with in several ways, for example by assigning them to groups or users. The module has strong integration with built-in Orchard features (e.g. Tokens, Workflows, Emails, Projections). You can check out the intro website for the module and clone the source code.
    • 48:57 - Demo by Sipke: improvements and additions to the IDeliverable.SlideShows module. Many new settings/customization features were added, like extensible slideshow animation providers. This module is now available for licensing.
    • 1:06:15 - Announcement by Lombiq: DotNest is now integrated into the Azure marketplace through a so-called Resource Provider. This allows you to create Orchard sites on DotNest using your Azure subscription.
  • Many ways to relate Orchard things, part 3: lists

    The list feature, once deprecated, is back, entirely re-done, and now a great way to build parent-child relationships between content items. It’s so good we’ve even considered rebuilding the blogging feature entirely with it. The feature is actually admin UI around a single little thing that’s been in Orchard from the start: the Container property of the Common part.

  • 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

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