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The content picker is an incredibly useful field in Orchard CMS. When it first came out, however, it did not filter on content types which led me to creating my own Content Picker in Orchard CMS With Content Type Filtering and Search. In the upcoming release of Orchard 1.7 we now have content type and part filtering built into the content picker which I will now show in this Orchard CMS Tutorial. Check out my other Orchard 1.7 Tutorials, including the new Shape Link for Orchard Menus and Content Type Layer Rule.
- Hack-a-thon: if you want to organize a local hack-a-thon, pick a date and place, and we'll advertise it.
- Owner for localization: Benedek. Will follow-up offline
- Owner for documentation: Adrian. Will follow-up offline
- Sipke demo: Content types has an icon and is top-level in the admin menu; filtering by content type names; type descriptions; editing a type does not redirect you to the list any more (still missing a breadcrumb link); will be pushed soon to core
- When pushing changes to core, please rebase before you push.
- Remark: we are missing admin data localization (for hints, display names, etc.) Bug filed.
- Sébastien showed notes on the new media manager.
- Harvest: 60 registrants already. Mostly Europe, but also Americas, Australia, Viet-Nam, South Africa.
- Triage: 103 unassigned before triage
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If your hosted environment does not give you a staging site and the means to swap it easily with the production environment like Azure Cloud Services do, or if you don’t have a staging database, or if you just need to take your site offline for the public while you perform data updates in the admin, you may be wondering what solutions you have, if any.
IIS has an app_offline.htm feature that you can use, that will serve a static page for all requests but that’s rather brutal as it does not just take the site offline for your users, it also does so for you. While that file exists, you can do absolutely nothing with your site. You cannot access the admin, you cannot preview your changes, nothing. So when you flip the switch back, it’s anyone’s guess whether the changes you blindly made actually work, even if they did on your machine…
We need a better solution. Well, I happen to have one...
In this part, we will be implementing the following:
- Two IParserEngine classes: SimpleTextParserEngine and RazorParserEngine;
- Site scope settings to configure which parser to use by default;
- Content type/part settings to allow the user to override the site level settings abd configure which parser to use on a per content type level basis;
- Improve the template editing experience with CodeMirror.
This is maybe the first question everybody starting with Orchard development asks. I.e. what should I do to have a Visual Studio solution that I can run and play with and use to start writing an Orchard module or theme? Here are the first steps.
When working in a team you naturally need source control but it's strongly advised even if you develop individually. So how to do this when working with Orchard? There are a few good options.