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  • 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.

  • Weekly Podcast 04/22/2014

    Meeting notes:

    • Status: added the ability to limit the number of items returned in an RSS-feed, PageSize property added to Blogs (so it can be different from the dashboard setting), IIS OutputCache taking priority over Orchard.OutputCache fixed.
    • Plans for 1.8.1: a lot of improvements in performance and bugfixes to be released.
    • New Orchard websites: http://brandrepublicinsight.com, http://www.mbwestwood.com, http://hubrus.ru, https://www.unitemps.co.uk, http://discoverize.com.
    • Demo by Antoine: a great-looking responsive Admin theme based on Bootstrap spiced with FontAwesome! Will be added to the core as a separate theme project.
    • Triaged several issues, 280 proposed left after.

    Brought to you by: Orchard Hungary

  • Using jQuery Validation Engine With Orchard CMS

    Somewhere on the internet, I'm sure you've encountered some type of form that validates your information dynamically as you enter the data. The really cool ones actually verify the data you're entering against some sort of database, such as available user names or email addresses on a particular service, like Gmail. Have you ever wanted to duplicate this type of behavior in Orchard CMS when your users login or register? This post is a quick tutorial which will walk you through adding this functionality to a module or a theme in Orchard CMS so that you can perform the same kind of "magic".

  • Orchard Theme From A Template Part 6

    In our last post, we completed the basic structure of our theme so that it closely resembles the Ericka template in regards to layout. We're now going to turn our attention to customizing the Orchard shapes so that they look and function like the pages in our template.

  • Weekly Podcast 04/22/2014

    Meeting notes:

    • Status: small changes, fixed tests. Cross-browser cache eviction fixed (huge performance impact). AzureOutputCache fixed and is now reliable under heavy load. TimerActivity is now in it's own feature in the Orchard.Workflows module (you need to enable this feature if you use it for your workflows). Blog Archives fixed (it was causing performance problems).
    • New feature: Comments Notifications (part of the Comments module).
    • New feature: Alias Updater (to update aliases across nodes).
    • Demo by Lombiq: User Notifications module developed for RealtyShares is open-source! Allows the site admins to send notifications to individual users and groups of users in various ways.
    • Triaged 8 issues out of 274 proposed.

    Brought to you by: Orchard Hungary

  • Advanced Orchard: accessing other tenants' services

    Many using Orchard's multi-tenancy feature sooner or later want to share data between tenants or generally, execute some operations on other tenants from one tenant. This is possible! Let's see how.

  • Weekly Podcast 04/15/2014

    Meeting notes:

    • Status: just a few changes since last week, one bug fixed and the 1.8.x branch was merged into 1.x. Database Output Cache feature added (to Orchard.OutputCache). SQLite support is implemented by Eric and is under testing.
    • There's still time to apply for a presentation at Harvest!
    • New websites: http://www.mtntrvl.com, http://www.spford.com, http://www.capitaltaxconsulting.com, http://www.harrychapinfoodbank.org, http://www.golfmemberpro.com, http://www.prsasunshine.com, http://www.aliumpartners.com
    • Long time, no triage. We processed 11 out of 266 proposed issues.

    Brought to you by: Orchard Hungary

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