• 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

  • Orchard Harvest 2017–YesSql

    Sébastien Ros gave a surprise demo of YesSql, the document database interface over relational databases that powers Orchard Core’s data access. YesSql stores plain objects into documents stored on a relational database. It supports SQL Server, MySql, Postgre, Sqlite, LightningDB, and in-memory.

  • Orchard Harvest 2017–Client-side components in Orchard

    A client-side component is defined as a component that implements its rendering and behavior on the client, with server interactions going through some APIs. Such components can be implemented in Orchard using a range of technologies from simple shape templates to full-blown parts and elements.

  • Orchard Harvest 2017–Localization

    Benedek is one of the founders of Lombiq, and the caretaker of Orchard localization. Application localization requires taking into account cultural differences such as gender, formal vs informal, pluralization, right to left, verbosity, accents, etc.

  • Orchard Harvest 2017–Writing a theme for Orchard Core

    In the first session of the second day of Orchard Harvest, Steve Taylor showed how to build a new theme for Orchard Core. All the pieces are already in place for building themed sites, and the work is similar to Orchard 1.x themes, except for some json file editing because of missing admin UI in places.

  • Respecting EXIF metadata in Orchard images

    I bought my first camera recently and have been snapping many awful snaps as I bumble around the world. Now, when you take a photo in portrait mode, the camera doesn't do any expensive rotating or anything, it just adds a little tag in to say that this photo should be displayed like this. So when you open the photo in your photo viewer on the laptop, bam, it looks great. Upload to Orchard? Damn all my photos are sideways. I had no clue what was going on at first but after reading a blog post about what an EXIF tag is, deeming myself an expert, I set about fixing it.

  • Creating a static toolbar for TinyMCE

    Ever tried to edit a post that has more lines than your text area in TinyMCE? Scroll down and poof the toolbar is lost. You cant do anything! It is terrible. Here is a simple extension for Orchard to make the toolbar static.

  • Orchard Harvest 2017–What is Orchard Core SaaS Framework?

    Nick Mayne is one of the main developers working on Orchard 2.0, a.k.a. Orchard Core. Orchard Core started as an MVC application, but this had several challenges with multi-tenancy and Glimpse integration. To solve those problems, Nick moved things around so MVC actually is a module instead. I found that really interesting as I had implemented something really similar when I built DecentCMS: Express is loaded as a module, for each tenant.

  • Orchard Harvest Conference 2017: Day 1

    Today was the first day of the Orchard Harvest conference 2017 in New York.

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