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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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  • How to use Glimpse in Orchard CMS

    You need to modify the web.config in the Orchard.Web folder. If you installed Glimpse using NuGet, it added two settings to the web.config to tell the web server to use Glimpse to handle the glimpse.axd resource.

    The problem is the Orchard.Web\web.config file's <httpHandlers> and <handlers> sections both include a catch all handler to block all resources by default, and the Glimpse settings get added after the catch alls. You just need to move the glimpse entries to appear before the catch alls.

  • Features Of Orchard You've Never Used: Reports

    Did you know that there is a module (and a Core module!) in Orchard called Reports? Probably you did because since it's always enabled, you always see its menu item on the admin site. But have you used it at all? Ah, so you haven't either! Let's change this by shortly looking at how it works.

  • Weekly Podcast 02/18/2014

    Meeting notes:

    • Release date for Orchard 1.7.3 or 1.8: 28th of February or 3rd of March.
    • Status: a few fixes since last week, including Markdown support.
    • Mega-triage: 218 proposed, triaged 19 of them.
    • New Orchard websites: http://particular.net/, http://omniaconnect.net/, http://dorlandhealth.com/, http://www.trentia.es/, http://www.linchiestaquotidiano.it/, http://bodylogicmd.com/.

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      • Weekly Podcast 02/11/2014

        Meeting notes:

        • Status: several small additions and changes in the last week: e.g. feature selector list for tenants made nicer, blogpost and blog archives count fixed/improved.
        • Daniel Stolt's demo on culture-specific calendars and datepickers. You can select a default calendar pattern (e.g. Japanese, Persian) for your site to adapt the behaviour of dates according to the request's culture. Besides that Daniel refactored how Orchard handles dates in various places (removed the duplications and created one, consistent implementation called IDateManager). These changes are not yet pulled into the source at the moment.
        • Discussion about the possibility to setup an Orchard instance only to serve as an API-endpoint without UI. Separate module in the gallery or core module? Recipe-based setup and multi-tenancy integration mentioned.
        • Bertrand's demo: CustomSortAdmin (added to the Vandelay.Industries module): a projection query sort criteria provider that enables you to add custom ordering to the items in the query.
        • New Orchard websites: http://transas.com/, http://www.galpinvolkswagen.com/, http://shipleyglentramway.co.uk/, http://www.hondaofdecatur.com/, http://healthedeals.com/, http://www.futurederm.com/, http://muthco.com/.

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          • Weekly Podcast 02/04/2014

            Meeting notes:

            • Status: migration fixes, NHibernate session disposal fixed, multitenancy-related fixes, 1.7.x merged into 1.x.
            • Discussion about whether CommonPartRecord should be merged into ContentItemRecord (for 2.0).
            • Proposal by Sébastien for 2.0: remove the abstraction above NHibernate (provided by the DefaultContentManager) to surface its capabilites. Not a breaking change, just marking some functionalities obsolete.
            • New Orchard websites: http://www.bluebicycletech.com/, http://www.i10automall.com/, http://www.med-innovare.nl/, http://mobilefamilyupdates.com/, http://www.mobile2i.com/.
            • Harvest: possible date is still vague, somewhere between May and July.
            • Triage: 210 proposed before, triaged 8 of them.

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              • Weekly Podcast 01/28/2014

                Meeting notes:

                • Status: A few fixes and small changes were made since last week.
                • SQLite DB-support added back on a separate feature branch by Eric Schultz.
                • Demo by Bertrand: Onestop.Layouts to create highly customized layouts without editing placements.
                • Bertrand's proposal for Orchard 2.0: move some of the core modules that actually behave as core functionalities to the Core/Framework projects to reduce the complexity and the number of projects in the solution.
                • Harvest: Microsoft Campus (Redmond, Seattle) confirmed as host, more info coming soon!
                • New Orchard websites: http://schoolaccess.net/, http://www.hugheshonda.com/, https://secure.purchasedge.com, http://www.hljaic.gov.cn/, http://www.inspiresmart.com/.

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                • Adding a custom model binder to Orchard

                  An undocumented extensiblity point of Orchard is that you can add custom MVC model binders in an Orchard-y way, with providers. We needed this for adding the ability of parsing floats with a decimal dot and comma equally well, and it works as following.

                • Weekly Podcast 01/21/2014

                  Meeting notes:

                  • A few changes/fixes in the past week: suspending a tenant disposes all of its resources, added a new DisplayType for listing items related to a Taxonomy term, CommentsCount in Orchard.Comments is "Shifted" to InfoSet storage (perf. improvement for any content with comments) + new indexes added, Orchard.Caching (ICacheService) added to the core, update to ASP.NET MVC 5.1 (including WebApi 2.1, Razor 3.1).
                  • Sébastien is working on a private, "intentionally obscure" feature called "TBM". :)
                  • See the roadmap for completed and planned changes for 1.8.
                  • Demo by Zoltán: Orchard Recipe Remote Executor: Exposes API endpoints for running a recipe or recipes in a batch remotely.
                  • New Orchard sites: http://mforex.pl/, http://www.addcash.com.au/, http://narodni-kvalifikace.cz/, http://www.byuradio.org/, http://tuvisomenh.com/, http://riderscolombia.com/, http://www.digitalscout.com/, http://www.mac.sa.gov.au/.
                  • Issues: 183 proposed, the oldest 8 of them have been triaged.

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