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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

  • Harvest Continued - Day 2

    Due to some lack of sleep our second day of Orchard Harvest 2012 started a little sleepy, although excitingly. Unfortunately, we missed the biggest part of the first session, because the GPS sent us to Downtown instead of Santa Monica, which is a 25km difference.

  • Harvest Conference

    I was fortunate to be invited to speak at Harvest, the first annual Orchard conference in Santa Monica last weekend. At around 70 attendees, Harvest exceeded expectations for the number of participants but it was small enough where all the participants felt connected. Spread out over Saturday and Sunday, the conference brought together a diverse (more on that later) and eager Orchard community.

  • Installing Orchard On Azure With WebMatrix 2

    A while ago I wrote an Orchard Tutorial on installing Orchard CMS as an Azure Website. I showed how to create an Orchard Website using the Azure App Gallery and then import/export the publishing settings from Azure to WebMatrix and remotely connect to it. The process is really easy, but it takes 2 to 3 steps to complete. This process has been greatly simplified with new enhancements to both the Windows Azure Portal and WebMatrix 2!

  • The Orchard Handler Model

    Over the past month I have gotten intimately familiar with the Orchard project. One thing that jumped out at me was how handlers are associated with content items. In short, they are not. Every enabled content-handler is given the opportunity to handle every content-handler-method for every content-item. When an Orchard event is invoked, it is the responsibility of the handler to look at the content item and ask the question, "can I handle this", if not return.

  • Reporting Live From Orchard Harvest - Part III

    Module development how-to, localization and QnA

  • Reporting Live From Orchard Harvest - Part II

    Sébastien's session has finished. After that we were introduced to a few modules that were developed by Orchard community members with help and consultation of core developers. Then we heard some information about upcoming Orchard versions.

  • Reporting Live From Orchard Harvest - Part I

    The first conference of the Orchard CMS, Orchard Harvest 2012 has begun! We're very excited, since this really is a great day for us and for Orchard too, not mention that we'll be presenters on the next (second) day.

  • Harvest Orchard Developer Conference

    Packing my bags and heading to Santa Monica, California for the first ever Harvest Orchard CMS Conference. Orchard Harvest is focused on the Orchard CMS Developer, delivering a wide-range of topics on creating Orchard Themes, developing Orchard Modules, as well as learning best practices and tips and techniques for Orchard Website Development. Lots of really cool topics bundled into a two-day Orchard Developer Event in beautiful Santa Monica, California.

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