• 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

  • Creating An Exact Duplicate Of An Orchard Site

    So I recently had a bucket of issues trying to duplicate an Orchard CMS site. For some, this is a somewhat standard thing, but I failed at it… Hard. Here’s some basic things you should probably check if you’re having issues when trying to duplicate an OrchardCMS site.

  • Layout Placement

    If you develop Orchard Themes, you will appreciate a new featured, called Layout Placement, introduced in Orchard 1.5. Layout Placement allows you to place a shape in a different zone with a quick change to your Orchard Module's or Orchard Theme's Placement.info file. In this example, I will show you how I used Layout Placement in my Orchard E-Commerce and Online Store Example to place the title of products, categories, and other content types into a zone different than the default Content Zone as specified by Orchard CMS.

  • Profiling Orchard With ANTS

    If you've tried profiling Orchard with ANTS, you've probably gotten this YSOD message:

    Operation could destabilize the runtime

    To solve this problem, download the Orchard source and open the Visual Studio solution. In the AssemblyInfo.cs of the Orchard.WarmupStarter project, add this:

    [assembly: SecurityRules(SecurityRuleSet.Level1,
        SkipVerificationInFullTrust = true)]
  • Mirakel: A Simple Orchard Site

    Mirakel, the site for my wife's new venture is up and running, since a couple of days now and I'm happy with the results :)

    The site is based on Orchard CMS which is an ASP.Net MVC based web content management system.

    Orchard is a very active open source project led by these guys with plenty of support on their codeplex forum next to their good documentation.

  • MySQL Integration

    Today Orchard can be used with two different databases, i.e. Sql Ce and Sql Server (including Sql Express), which provides enough options not only for simple websites but also enterprise level ones requiring better reliability and performance. In the upcoming release Orchard will also support MySql.

  • How To Keep Up With Orchard News

    It can be hard to keep up with what's happening around Orchard. Here is a set of resources that you might find interesting whether you are discovering Orchard or you are already a pro.

  • SMS Notifications

    In this post I'm going to run through a quick example of how to set up SMS notifications in Orchard CMS.

  • Web API Makes It In Orchard

    Web API has been released publicly, and obviously Orchard now supports it with great help from Nicholas Mayne who made the first implementation. The question is what does it mean for Orchard to support Web API ? If you don't know what Web API is you can get some more information on the official website.

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