• 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

  • Visual Studio Project Template for Orchard Modules

    I wanted to kick off the Geeky Ramblings blog with something useful and (of course) geeky. So I decided to package up the Visual Studio project template that I created for Orchard CMS modules, and share that as an installer with the community. As always, I welcome your feedback on how to make it better, faster, stronger.
  • MIX11 Website Launch

    The MIX11 Website has been launched! is the place to go for all MIX 2011 updates and announcements.  Currently you can read up on the tentative agenda, register for the event, and vote for Open Call submissions from the community.

    The website is the first of the conferences on a new platform and is the last of the conference web sites to be migrated over to Azure.  Orchard is an open source ASP.Net MVC CMS that just hit their v1 milestone.

  • Theming Orchard

    I’ve just finished redesigning my site and implementing that design as an Orchard Theme. While it’s still fresh in my head I wanted to write down what I’d learnt. The documentation on the Orchard site is pretty good, but I wanted to write down the things that I found most important. I hope you find it useful.
  • Building a favicon module for Orchard

    I built a little module for Orchard tonight and it involves a couple of interesting magic tricks so I thought I'd share.

    The module is replacing the default Orchard favicon with whatever you configure in site settings.

  • Orchard and Umbraco - Creating Content

    In this article we're going to continue our series in looking at the differences between Orchard and Umbraco. Today we're going to be looking at creating content.
  • Orchard and Umbraco - The Admin

    In this article I'm going to have a look at the admin systems for the two CMSs. You can consider this a 'first look' although in reality this isn't my first look at either admin systems I'll do my best to pretend ;).
  • Contributing to Open Source Projects

    I’ve started contributing to open source projects on CodePlex.  After a few months at it I am happy to report I have had about a half a dozen fixes accepted for the Orchard Project which just hit 1.0 status!  It’s a great feeling for me to know that I have helped at least in a small way and along the way I have learned a lot.

  • Creating and maintaining Orchard translations

    Many volunteers have already stepped up to provide translations for Orchard. There are many challenges to overcome with translating such a project.

    Orchard is a very modular CMS, so the translation mechanism needs to account for the core as well as first and third party modules and themes.

    Another issue is that every new version of Orchard or of a module changes some localizable strings and adds new ones as others enter obsolescence.

    In order to address those problems, I've built a small Orchard module that automates some of the most complex tasks that maintaining a translation implies. In this post, I'll walk you through the operations I had to do to update the French translation for Orchard 1.0.

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