Orchard Core

  • Orchard Core RC 2

    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.


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  • Orchard Core RC 1

    Orchard Core is available in RC 1: https://github.com/OrchardCMS/OrchardCore/releases/tag/1.0.0-rc1

    Open-source, modular, multi-tenant application framework and CMS for ASP.NET Core


    Flexible content management 

    Define custom content types dynamically and reuse content fields. Define roles and permissions for all your users. 

    Full, decoupled, or headless cms 

    You can separate the content management from the front-end by using GraphQL, and create SPA applications or even static websites. 


    Modular 

    Every feature is a module which ships as a Nuget package, can be enabled, disabled or replaced. Create your own ecosystem of modules, or reuse existing ones to bootstrap your applications.


    Multi-tenant

    A single installation lets you manage multiple sites. The notion of Recipe lets you write reusable websites templates. 


    Speed 

    Between the fast performance of ASP.NET Core and the architectural choices of Orchard Core CMS, you get one of the fastest CMS solutions you have ever tried, on any OS (Windows, Linux, MacOS). 


    Workflows 

    Create content validation workflows, and define Web Hooks to trigger external processes or react to external events 


    List of changes for this release

    • Update to ASP.NET Core 3.0
    • Content Localization
    • RTL admin theme
    • Resources CDN
    • Media CDN support
    • GitHub authentication
    • .NET Core 3.0
    • Localization NuGet packages
    • Azure Media resizing
    • SQL fields indexing
    • Full Text aspect

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  • Orchard Core Beta 3

    Orchard Core is available in Beta 3: https://github.com/OrchardCMS/OrchardCore/releases/tag/1.0.0-beta3

    Open-source, modular, multi-tenant application framework and CMS for ASP.NET Core


    Flexible content management 

    Define custom content types dynamically and reuse content fields. Define roles and permissions for all your users. 

    Full, decoupled, or headless cms 

    You can separate the content management from the front-end by using GraphQL, and create SPA applications or even static websites. 


    Modular 

    Every feature is a module which ships as a Nuget package, can be enabled, disabled or replaced. Create your own ecosystem of modules, or reuse existing ones to bootstrap your applications.


    Multi-tenant

    A single installation lets you manage multiple sites. The notion of Recipe lets you write reusable websites templates. 


    Speed 

    Between the fast performance of ASP.NET Core and the architectural choices of Orchard Core CMS, you get one of the fastest CMS solutions you have ever tried, on any OS (Windows, Linux, MacOS). 


    Workflows 

    Create content validation workflows, and define Web Hooks to trigger external processes or react to external events 


    List of changes for this release

    • Update to ASP.NET Core 2.2
    • GraphQL for all Content
    • Facebook, Microsoft Account, Google and Twitter authentication
    • ASP.NET Configuration support
    • Decoupled and headless CMS support
    • Improved performance
    • Background tasks management
    • Taxonomies module
    • Custom navigation
    • ReCaptcha module
    • Mini Profiler module
    • Recipe migrations
    • File based Content Definition
    • The Coming Soon theme
    • Edit and Display modes

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  • Orchard Core Beta 2

    Orchard Core is available in Beta 2: https://github.com/OrchardCMS/OrchardCore/releases 

    Orchard Core consists of two different targets: 

    • Orchard Core Framework: An application framework for building modularmulti-tenant applications on ASP.NET Core. 
    • Orchard Core CMS: A Web Content Management System (CMS) built on top of the Orchard Core Framework. 

    Here is a list of the new features implemented in this release: 

    • Update to ASP.NET Core 2.1 
      • Precompiled Razor Views 
      • Razor Pages 
    • Updated to Bootstrap 4.1 
    • Admin responsive menu 
    • Assets user interface improvements 
    • Fragment caching 
    • Content and Query tag helpers 
    • Code based manifest files 
    • Updated OpenId 
    • Social login support 
    • Email module 
    • Password reset 
    • Site and User timezones 
    • Date Time (with timezone), Date and Time fields 
    • Workflows module 
    • Forms module 
    • Azure Blob Storage 
      • Assets 
      • Data Protection 
    • dotnet new templates 

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  • Orchard Core Beta

    Today, we are really proud to announce that the first version of Orchard Core has been released in Beta.

    What is Orchard Core and Orchard Core CMS?


    Orchard Core is a Modular and Extensible Application Framework developped on the .NET Core ecosystem.
    It allows you to create Multi tenant SaaS applications and host multiple sites with only one instance.
    Orchard Core CMS is a full featured Content Management System that provides many useful modules.
    With it, you can easily enable existing features or add your own modules to extend your application.

    What features are available?

    These features are available out of the box:

    • Nuget Packages: Add reference in your application to Orchard Core Nuget packages.
    • Performance: Handle many requests per second by default and even more with Response Cache.
    • Portable : You can develop and deploy on multiple platforms : Windows, Mac and Linux.
    • Deployment: Import/Export the data and the structure of your site with deployment plans.
    • Setup: Use different recipes to setup your site with initial features and content types using configurable steps and dynamic parameters. 
    • Storage: YesSQL allows you to store your contents in SQL Server, SQLite, MySQL or PostgreSQL as if it was a document database.

    Many other modules can allow you to create a CMS:

    • Create your Content Types adding out of the box predefined Parts and Fields.
    • Customize your site using Themes with ASP.NET Razor or Liquid syntax files.
    • Define different Zones on the site and add Widgets anywhere in your pages.
    • Declare Templates in admin that overrides the rendering of your content types.
    • Edit your content with Wysiwyg or Mardown editors that can use Liquid filters.
    • Get a Live Preview of your content in separate window while editing it from the admin.
    • Manage the Users, Roles and Permissions to give access to the Admin dashboard pages.
    • Manage your Assets and Media folders, upload files and add link to dynamically resized pictures.
    • Organize your Contents and navigate in the site: Lists, Menus, Taxonomies, Urls, ...
    • Search: Index your data and Query them in Sql or Lucene using Liquid syntax.

    What is the current Status?

    Orchard Core is currently in Beta. See the Roadmap for more details.
    This is an Open Source project so everyone can contribute and help in many ways to make it grows.


    How do I get started?

    Create an application using Orchard Core is as easy as adding a Nuget package reference to your ASP.NET Core project and configure two lines in the startup.cs file.
    You can have a running instance in less than 5 minutes following this tutorial.


    Useful links:

    GitHub repository : https://github.com/OrchardCMS/OrchardCore
    Gitter chat room : https://gitter.im/OrchardCMS/OrchardCore
    Orchard Project site : http://orchardproject.net
    Orchard Core documentation : http://orchardcore.readthedocs.io



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  • Orchard Harvest in New York

    During the Orchard Harvest conference 2017 in New York, I did a lot of interesting activities.

    Here is a non-exhaustive list of what I have done in New York:

    Sunday 19th

    • Took a train between Lille and Paris Charles De Gaulle airport.
    • Took a plane between Paris and Newark airport (EWR).
    • Took the air train between the Terminal B and Newark airport station.
    • Took the NorthEast corridor between Newark(New Jersey) and Penn station in New York.
    • Arrived near the Madison Square Garden.
    • Walked to Arlo Nomad hotel on 31st street.
    • Went to my hotel room on 28th floor with a nice view on other buildings.
    • Watched the episode of The Walking Dead on AMC.

    Monday 20th

    • Woke up at 6:00AM because I couldn't sleep anymore (it was 12:00 in France).
    • Went to the rooftop of the hotel on the 31st floor.
      • Saw the sunset rising on the East River.
      • Saw a beautiful view of the Empire State Building.
      • Took a selfie with the Empire State Building behind.
    • Walked to subway station between 28th street and Broadway.
    • Bought a 7 days ticket ride for the NYC subway on 28th Street's station.
    • Took the subway, first in the wrong direction. I went Uptown instead of Downtown.
    • Waited near Whitehall station, in front of the Staten Island Ferry terminal.
      • Met the Lombiq team at the WhiteHall station and took the Staten Island South Ferry.
      • Went to Staten Island, saw the statue of Liberty, for the first time, through the dirty windows and directly came back to Manhattan.
    • Walked to the Charging Bull where many people were taking pictures in front of it.
    • Walked to Wall street and the Federal reserve where Georges Washington took the oath as the first president of the USA.
    • Saw the Double Check, a bronze businessman statue sitting on a bench.
    • Walked to the 9/11 memorial, the One World Trade Center.
    • Saw a Trump Building but it was not the Trump tower.
    • Ate a Burrito at Chipotle's for the first time.
    • Visited the Intrepid sea air & space museum.
    • Ate some astronaut food: dehydrated chocolate ice cream.
    • Walked on Times Square on my way back to the hotel.
    • Met a lot a French people in the subway and in the streets.
    • Saw the Empire State Building colored in Blue, White and Red. May be because it was President's day
    • Watched some movies on different channels like Avatar, Inception and Spartacus.

    Tuesday 21st

    • Went to the TKP Conference Center for the Orchard Harvest Conference.
    • Arrived early and helped Bertrand and Sebastien to set the camera recorder and the video projector.
    • Said hello to the attendees while welcoming them and giving them their badge and T-shirt.
    • Finally met some contributors who attended the Harvest for the first time: Daniel from IDeliverable, Matteo from Lazer, Stanley Goldman from GitHub.
    • Attended the day 1 sessions.
    • Ate pizzas at John's pizzeria with other attendees and +1s.
    • Walked into a bar. I drank an 'angry orchard cider'.
    • Talked to another French guy living in New York.
    • Watched Star Trek: The next generation. Jean Luc Picard saved the world once more, flying back through time.

    Wednesday 22nd

    • Ate some bagels, cup cakes and muffins for breakfast.
    • Got some Github OctoCat stickers from Stanley Goldman.
    • Talked to Sergio Navarro who helped to organize the previous Harvest in Alicante (Spain).
    • Attended the day 2 sessions.
    • Piotr showed up in the morning (11:59am is still in the morning, right?).
    • Reviewed a PR from Sipke on OrchardCore about themes administration.
    • Went to bar where there was a band playing music way too loud for me to be able to speak or hear myself talking.
    • Explained to Laura that she should watch the YouTube channel 'What the fuck France' to know how to make 'la bise'.

    Thursday 23rd

    • Walked on the Highline between 23rd and 14th street.
    • Saw a few nice pieces of art like 'Naked sunbathers'.
    • Went to Battery Park and took ticket for the Statue cruises at Castle Clinton.
    • Went to Liberty Island on the Miss New York ship.
    • Saw the Manhattan skyline from the ship.
    • Visited the Statue of Liberty and learned about its construction.
    • Ate a Beast burger with Liberty fries.
    • Went to Ellis Island on the Miss Ellis Island ship.
      • Visited the Ellis Island museum and learned a lot about the history of immigration in United States.
      • Took an American citizenship test (multiple choice quiz) and scored 8/10. I didn't remember the US constitution was written in 1787.
    • Talked to Benedek and tried to teach him how to speak backwards in French Verlan.
    • Visited the Chrysler building, but I could only access the lobby.
    • Watched a Star Trek episode in which Captain Kirk created a robot to help exploring the universe.

    Friday 24th

    • Visited the Rockefeller center and the Top of the Rock observation deck where there is a magnificent 360° panorama of New York.
    • Took the subway to Upper West Side but it turned out it was an Express, not a locale so it only stopped on 125th street.
    • Visited the American Natural History Museum.
      • Felt like in the movie 'A night at museum'.
      • Learned many things about Animals, Environment, Human Origins, Galaxies, ...
      • Saw a blue whale hanged on the ceiling.
      • Saw mammals for many continents.
      • Saw dinosaurs skeletons.
      • Touched some meteorites, one in iron, of the size of a car, weighing multiple tons.
      • Watched the movie 'Dark Universe' commented by Neil DeGrasse Tyson.
    • Walked in Central Park near 81st street in the Upper West side.
    • Watched an episode of Star Trek: voyager.

    Saturday 25th

    • Walked to Bryant Park.
    • Saw the outside ice skating ring.
    • Walked to the Midtown Public Library.
    • Visited the Empire State Building.
      • Took the escalator to the 80th, 86th and 102th floors.
    • Walked to Madison Square Park.
    • Saw many kinds of transportation: Cabs, Police cars and Fire dept vehicles, school buses, NYC bikes, city tour buses, ...
    • Took a plane to fly back in France. Waited 2 hours because there were thunder storms on the Atlantic.

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  • Orchard Harvest Conference 2017: Day 2

    This Wednesday February 22nd was the second day of the Orchard Harvest conference 2017 in New York.

    We attended to many interesting sessions about Orchard Core and .NET Core.

     

    Theming in Orchard Core

    Steve Taylor (Avastec)

    Steve walked through how to create a theme in Orchard Core. He took an existing Wordpress theme and converted it to Orchard.

    He also demonstrated how to build client side assets using the existing tooling and how this tooling can be extended to accommodate more advanced scenarios.

    SteveTaylor

     

    Present and future of Localization in Orchard

    Benedek Farkas (Lombiq)

    Benedek gave a sneak peek on the existing features available in Orchard CMS to handle Localization and Translations.

    You can retrieve the localization files here http://orchardproject.net/localization and contribute to the translations on https://crowdin.com/project/orchard-cms

    BenedekFarkas

     

    Building JavaScript-based apps and components for Orchard websites

    Daniel Stolt (IDeliverable)

    In this session, Daniel demonstrated techniques, tips and tricks for building client-side apps and components for use in Orchard websites.

    He also described some ways to make your client-side apps available as content in Orchard for editors and site admins to use, how to make content and configuration from Orchard available in your apps client-side, and how to make Orchard's server-side routing and client-side routing play nice together.

    DanielStolt

     

    YesSql

    Sébastien Ros (Microsoft)

    During the lunch, Sebastien took some time to make a side session about YesSql, the .NET Document database interface used in Orchard Core to store json objects, create documents and query map/reduce indexes.

    https://github.com/sebastienros/yessql

    YesSql

     

    What's up with .NET Core 2.0 and C# 7?

    Bertrand Le Roy (Microsoft)

    Bertrand made a quick refresher course on .NET Core 1 and C# 6 and then showed the latest features and talked about what may come after with .NET Standard 2.0 and C# 7.

    BertrandLeroy

     

    Orchard Core CMS

    Sébastien Ros (Microsoft)

    Sébastien described the goals and the major changes of Orchard Core and made a demo about the main features already available in Ochard Core CMS as Setup, Content publishing, Lists, Fields, Live Preview, Layers, Menus, Flow, Widgets, Recipes, ....

    OrchardCoreCMS

     

    The most important feature of Orchard Core is Performance.

    Making a quick stress test, Orchard Core is able to return 2,000 requests per second, without caching enabled.

    The memory usage and the number of tenants you can load will also be improved (500 tenants => 2Gb).

     

    https://github.com/OrchardCMS/Orchard2

     

    Panel, Q&A

    Sipke Schoorstra, Daniel Stolt, Zoltán Lehóczky

    Finally, the main contributors answered to the questions of the attendees about the Orchard project.

    Panel


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  • Orchard Harvest Conference 2017: Day 1

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

    Keynote

    Sebastien Ros (Microsoft)

    Sebastien started this day by a keynote, introducing the organization of the event and talking about attendees and speakers.

    SebastienRos

     

    Using external data with Orchard

    Jorge Agraz (OneStop Internet)

    During this session, Jorge explained how Onestop has used their external commerce data and Orchard’s Content Management system to make their product data display like any other Orchard content.

    JorgeAgraz

     

    When Output Cache Just Isn't Enough

    Chris Payne and Daniel Stolt (IDeliverable)

    In this session Chris and Daniel created a website and came across several simple and common performance problems that the built-in output cache in Orchard cannot solve.

    Their IDeliverable.Donuts module is available here:

    www.ideliverable.com/products/premium-orchard-modules/ideliverable-donuts

    IDeliverable

     

    What's new in ASP.NET MVC Core 2.0

    N. Taylor Mullen (Microsoft)

    Taylor made a presentation about the new features coming with ASP.NET Core 2.0 like Razor Pages.

    NTaylorMullen

     

    Scaling Orchard

    Rob King (Bede Gaming)

    Rob presented how Bede Gaming is using Orchard CMS to build a multi-tenant solution that serves millions of transactions per day, in a multi-node Azure environment.

    RobKing

     

    What is Orchard Core SaaS Framework?

    Nicholas Mayne

    Nick made multiple demos showing how to use the framework used in Orchard Core to create a modular application.

    NicholasMayne


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  • Conférence Orchard Harvest 2017

    La conférence Orchard Harvest 2017 se déroulera les 21 et 22 Février 2017 à New York au TKP Conference Center.

    Durant ces 2 jours, vous pourrez rencontrer les membres de la communauté Orchard et assister à des sessions présentées par des speakers sur les dernières évolutions du projet.

    Pour plus d'informations, vous pouvez visiter le site de la conférence Orchard Harvest 2017.

    OrchardHarvest2017


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  • Orchard Harvest 2015 summary

    This week, I had the chance to attend the Orchard Harvest conference 2015 in Alicante, Spain.

     

    Bertrand Leroy made a serie of live blogging articles after each sessions.

    Here is the whole list with some pictures of each speaker :

     

    Keynote, The CMS of the Future

    Speaker : Bertrand Leroy @bleroy, Nicholas Mayne @nicholasmayne

    https://weblogs.asp.net/bleroy/orchard-harvest-2015-keynote-the-cms-of-the-future

    OrchardHarvest2015_Day1_Keynote

    OrchardHarvest2015_Day1_S1_Nicholas_Mayne

     

    To Avalon and Beyond: Theming at Onestop

    Speaker : Jorge Agraz @ministerofdata

    https://weblogs.asp.net/bleroy/orchard-harvest-2015-theming-at-onestop

    OrchardHarvest2015_Day1_S2_Jorge_Agraz

     

    Orchard Telemetry with Glimpse

    Speaker: Chris Payne, Bede Gaming

    https://weblogs.asp.net/bleroy/orchard-harvest-2015-orchard-telemetry-with-glimpse

    OrchardHarvest2015_Day1_S3_Chris_Payne

     

    Mastering Layouts

    Speaker: Spike Schoorstra @sfmskywalker

    https://weblogs.asp.net/bleroy/orchard-harvest-2015-layouts

    OrchardHarvest2015_Day1_S4_Sipke_Schoorstra

     

    Using the Search module and APIs

    Speaker : Sébastien Ros @sebastienros

    https://weblogs.asp.net/bleroy/orchard-harvest-2015-search-api

    OrchardHarvest2015_Day1_S5_Sebastien_Ros

     

    Case Study - NFL Players Association

    Speaker: Gustavo Tandeciarz @dcinzona

    https://weblogs.asp.net/bleroy/orchard-harvest-2015-case-study-the-nflpa-web-site

    OrchardHarvest2015_Day1_S6_Gustavo_Tandeciarz

     

    .NET Foundation & The Future of .NET

    Speaker: Bertrand Leroy & Martin Woodward @martinwoodward

    https://weblogs.asp.net/bleroy/orchard-harvest-2015-net-foundation-future-of-net-and-c

    OrchardHarvest2015_Day2_S1_Martin_Woodward

    OrchardHarvest2015_Day2_S1_Bertrand_Leroy

     

    Mastering Dynamic Forms

    Speaker: Spike Schoorstra

    https://weblogs.asp.net/bleroy/orchard-harvest-2015-forms

    OrchardHarvest2015_Day2_S2_Sipke_Schoorstra

     

    Orchard vNext

    Speaker : Nicholas Mayne

    https://weblogs.asp.net/bleroy/orchard-harvest-2015-vnext

    OrchardHarvest2015_Day2_S3_Nicholas_Mayne

     

    Orchard for tens of thousands of journalists

    Speaker: Zoltán Lehóczky, Benedek Farkas @Lombiq

    https://weblogs.asp.net/bleroy/orchard-harvest-2015-orchard-for-tens-of-thousands-of-journalists

    OrchardHarvest2015_Day2_S4_Benedek_Farkas

     

    OrchardHarvest2015_Day2_S4_Zoltan_Lehoczky

    Introduction to ASP.NET MVC 6 Tag Helpers

    Speaker: N. Taylor Mullen @ntaylormullen

    https://weblogs.asp.net/bleroy/orchard-harvest-2015-asp-net-mvc-6-tag-helpers

    OrchardHarvest2015_Day2_S5_Taylor_Mullen

     

    Panel, Q&A

    Bertrand Leroy, Zoltán Lehóczky, Sébastien Ros

    OrchardHarvest2015_Day2_S6_Panel

    http://weblogs.asp.net/antoinegriffard/orchard-harvest-2015-panel-session

     

    A special thank to the XK project  team that help to organize the event locally.

     

    The videos of the sessions should be available soon.


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