• About the Orchard Project

    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

  • Orchard Harvest 2017–What’s new in ASP.NET MVC Core 2.0

    Taylor Mullen from the ASP.NET team is a developer working on MVC Core 2.0. In this session, he went over the design of the new Razor Pages feature. He carefully explained what is difficult with MVC currently, in order to justify the feature. He actually started by showing what it’s not: it’s not PHP-like, and it’s not a new take on previous “ASP.NET Pages” features.

  • Orchard Harvest 2017: when output cache just isn’t enough

    Daniel Stolt and Chris Payne from IDeliverable presented some new output caching techniques that they’ve developed. The problem that they’re solving is what happens when you have to output user-specific data into rendered contents. In those cases, you want to cache the constant parts of the output, while keeping holes dynamic. This is known as donut caching.

  • Orchard Harvest 2017 – Using external data with Orchard

    Jorge Agraz is opening the conference after Sébastien Ros’ keynote with a talk about using external data in Orchard. Jorge work for Onestop, a company that builds e-commerce sites. Their web sites get their commerce data from APIs and then used to display that through their controllers with Orchard shapes. They attempted to use widgets instead of controllers, but that came with some significant maintenance problems.

  • Orchard Harvest conference, day 1

    We're reporting in live from the 2017 Orchard Harvest conference! This blogpost will be updated as we go, so make sure to check back!

  • Content Carousel Orchard CMS

    Every website needs a Carousel (Image Slider) and this is a content that I use almost in every Orchard CMS Project. So how to implement it with Bootstrap?

  • Replacing Orchard Layouts' Use of the HTTP Session With the Cache

    The Orchard Layouts' module uses the HTTP session to store data as you edit elements. This isn't great when it times out and you lose everything you've been working on. 

  • Actually Using Orchard for Blogging

    I've been developing with Orchard on and off for over five years but in all that time I've never really used it. You know, properly created lots of content; used the CMS side. Recently I decided to take a break from work and go see the world. And I have a little travel blog/diary...

  • Using MoreLikeThis in Lucene to Display Related Content in Orchard CMS

    Lucene has an awesome class for finding related content called MoreLikeThis. It is what powers the Related section on Stack Overflow, and many more sites I'm sure. So how to utilize it in Orchard?

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