Orchard

Serving up Orchard Content Using Web API

Web Services seem to be all the rage right now, and for good reason – they are easy to work with if architected correctly and can interface with a huge range of platforms, which is very important nowadays.  Web API is Microsoft’s most recent effort at a light weight service platform, at least for HTTP …

July 24, 2014

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Including Javascript and CSS files on Orchard Admin pages

Recently while working on an Orchard module I needed to include some script and CSS files on a custom admin page.  I initially searched Google to see how to do this but the documentation/information out there seemed a little sparse.   I ended up just digging into other modules that used similar admin pages to …

June 24, 2014

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Orchard 1.8.1 released!

Orchard 1.8.1 was released today!  I have been eager for this release due to a number of annoying bugs in 1.8.  Overall I thought 1.8 was a great step for Orchard but I have a couple sites waiting to upgrade due to these bugs. Most notably for me, the following bugs have been fixed: Caching …

June 1, 2014

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Manually Uninstalling a Broken Orchard Theme

I recently ran into a bit of a conundrum when working with an Orchard site.  I installed a theme that ended up being incompatible with my current version of Orchard, which broke the front end of my site.  To make matters worse, I somehow became logged out while experimenting with this.  If you’re like me …

May 4, 2014

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Orchard 1.8 released!

Hey people, Orchard 1.7.3 and 1.8 were released today…awesome! Sounds like it comes with a number of great improvements.  You can see the official release here. Orchard 1.7.3 mostly just handles bug fixes, where as 1.8 adds some great enhancements and features.  I’ll try to cover some of these more in depth in future blog …

March 29, 2014

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Creating Content Fields Programmatically in Orchard

One of the most compelling features of Orchard is its strong support for building and managing Content Types right out of the box through the Admin UI.  However, there will almost certainly be times when you want to create Content Types programmatically.  Maybe you are looking to package the Content Types into a reusable plugin, …

March 23, 2014

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Installing Orchard On Azure with a Custom Domain name

One of the great characteristics of Orchard is the ease at which you can get a site up and running, especially for development purposes. However, this process can be a bit of a headache with hosting providers that are not optimized for the type of environment Orchard demands – an IIS web server with a …

March 6, 2014

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