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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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Recent Posts and Articles

  • Multitenant Development Done Easily

    Orchard multitenancy is cool if you want to manage multiple sites in a single hosting environment where all the sites are "small" or doesn't require an extensive amount of custom and/or solely used modules or themes. Now of course you have to test tenants somehow locally too, so first you read the appropriate documentation page. But it can be even easier!

  • Custom Forms And Anonymous User Permissions

    Orchard 1.5 comes with a new Custom Forms Module. Although new to Orchard 1.5, the module has been on CodePlex for a while and I have been using it with all my Orchard CMS 1.4 Websites. One re-occurring issue that comes up when clients attempt to create their own custom form is the fact that anonymous users do not have permissions to submit the form by default. You need to add the permission, and here is a quick overview on how to do that.

  • Image Carousel Using Twitter Bootstrap And Projections

    There are a few great modules in the gallery that can aid you in the creation of an image carousel but with the invention of Projections this functionality has become really easy to implement with very little code. If like me you're a fan of Twitter's Bootstrap framework you'll no doubt have noticed they offer an image carousel component. This article will show you how to bring the bootstrap carousel into Orchard CMS.

  • Always Set Placement.info Build Action To Content

    When you add a Placement.info file to an Orchard module, never forget to set its build action (from under Properties) to "Content"! By default it's "None".

  • Setting Up An Orchard Site In IIS Express 7.5

    I am going to show you a step by step how-to about the configuration of IIS (Internet Information Services) Express (version 7.5) to host an Orchard application, based on our first experiences with site maintenance. On the following episodes of this 3-part series we will also look at Visual Studio "one-click" (well, actually 3) Web Deploy, IIS URL Rewrite and Orchard.Email + Windows SMTP Server. But let us start with the basics, fire up IIS! We'll use IIS Manager.

  • Step By Step Deploying To Windows Azure

    Although you can find a tutorial regarding Deploying Orchard to Windows Azure at Orchard project web page, but I found that the page is not so friendly for those who came across Windows Azure for the first time. So I re-wrote part of the tutorial especially for those who used / learn Windows Azure for the first time. I also include screen shot for each step so that you know where to click and so on.

  • Image Optimization And Compression In WebMatrix 2

    Here is another WebMatrix Tutorial showcasing a really cool feature in the new WebMatrix 2- Image Optimization. Again, this is another feature of the OrangeBits Compiler Extension that has really stolen the show in WebMatrix 2. I already discussed the CoffeeScript, Less, Sass, and Scss Compilation; iPhone and iPad Emulators; JavaScript and CSS Minification; NuGet Gallery Integration; and Publishing Websites to Windows Azure to name just a few of the cool features in WebMatrix 2.

  • Using Ad-Hoc Shapes

    In this video I show how to utilize ad-hoc shapes within Orchard CMS. Shapes are razor files that Orchard uses to build views, but you can add them in as you wish as well!

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