• 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

  • WebMatrix 2 With Orchard Dashboard Links

    Microsoft WebMatrix 2 was just released and now Orchard CMS Developers have the pleasure of Orchard CMS Dashboard Links and Buttons within WebMatrix 2. These features help one navigate to the Orchard Administration Dashboard, add Orchard Modules and Themes, and participate in the Orchard CMS Community!

  • Insider's Look At Shapes And Templates

    Orchard is a CMS that has a lot of power in a very nimble package. It’s only a couple of megabytes in size, but houses a huge amount of flexibility. Especially when you start working with shapes and templates. For me, this part of Orchard is the thing you need to understand properly to get full power out of it.

    In this post I’m going to show you what’s going on inside Orchard when you ask for a piece of content and render it in one or more templates you defined in your theme or module.

  • 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.

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