We are thrilled to announce that Orchard Core RC2 is now available. If you need to create modular or multi-tenant applications on .NET Core, this is the framework you want to use.

What is Orchard Core?

Orchard Core Framework is an application framework for building modular, multi-tenant applications on ASP.NET Core.

Or you can use Orchard Core CMS, a Web Content Management System (CMS) built on top of the Orchard Core Framework, that allows you to build full websites, or headless websites using GraphQL.

Getting Started

Installing the templates

You can install the recommended templates by running:

dotnet new -i OrchardCore.ProjectTemplates::1.0.0-*

Creating a new modular application

Using the templates, a modular MVC application can be created by running:

dotnet new ocmvc -n MySite

And a module is created by running:

dotnet new ocmodulemvc -n MyModuledotnet add MySite reference MyModule

Creating a CMS website


If you want to create new site based on the Orchard Core CMS you only need to run this:

dotnet new occms -n MySitedotnet run --project .\MySite\MySite.csproj

After going through the setup form you get a working Blog.

What's new

Orchard Core is the product of more than 150 contributors, and has now 4K stars on GitHub.

Some notable improvements include:

  • Content localization support, and pre-configured localized Setup experience
  • Improved block content management experience
  • Sitemaps management
  • Azure support improvements

Resources

The Orchard Core source code is available on GitHub.

There are still many important pieces to add and you might want to check our roadmap, but it's also the best time to jump into the project and start contributing new modules, themes, improvements, or just ideas.

Feel free to drop on our dedicated Gitter chat and ask questions.