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Orchard CMS v1.0.20
Ivan Pavlović, Hive Studios
MVP For Visual C#, Scrum Master
[email protected]
twitter.com/ipavlovi
Objectives and Takeaways
• Session Objective(s):
– Explain what is Orchard, why we are doing it, our
target audiences
– Demonstrate Orchard from both end-user and
developer perspectives
• Takeaways:
– Orchard is powerful CMS offering rooted in ASP.NET
concepts (MVC 3, Razor, Areas)
– Delivering as open source allows deep involvement
from community & partners
Context…
• How many of you build .NET sites from scratch?
– Using Visual Studio, MVC, WebForms, etc.
• How many of you start from an existing app/solution and
customize it?
– We find this is an increasing trend among Web professionals…
– Over two-thirds of Internet-facing Websites are small-medium
businesses, with lots of common features/behavior
– Most of these sites are built starting from open source apps
– Productivity is most important consideration for Web pros/consultants
Orchard Project
• Orchard is a free, open source CMS solution for web agencies
who want to simply, quickly create Internet-facing Web sites.
• http://orchardproject.net
• Built on top of the MVC 3 and SQL Server / CE
• Included in the ASP.NET Open Source Gallery under the
CodePlex Foundation
– Free, open source, and fully extensible – new BSD license
– Accepting community contributions today– get involved
Target Audiences
• End-users
– Pre-configured Orchard distributions enable creation of web sites
through UI customization
• Developers
– Orchard is a CMS platform for creating custom applications and
modules
• Designers
– Orchard offers a flexible theming platform
• Web Professionals
– Orchard is a highly customizable CMS application
– Market place with a large choice of themes and modules
Setup Orchard
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Setup IIS
Platform Installer
Configuration
Content Publishing
Orchard Architecture
Orchard Modules
Pages
Blogs
Comments
Tags
Media
Feeds
Scheduling
XmlRpc
Users
Roles
Themes
Navigation
Setup
Settings
Homepage
Orchard CMS
ASP.NET MVC 3
Extension points
Extension module:
Adds some (low-level) features that will benefit the website. Eg:
Ability to search your content or to use an external editor to
write blog posts (like Live Writer)
Content module:
Adds everything (code and visual) required to view/edit some
type of content (like blog posts)
Extension points
Widget module:
Adds a small visual content that can be displayed on the side of
existing content modules (like a Tag cloud next to a blog)
Theme module:
Changes the look of existing content modules (This is what the
designer would typically create)
Building a Custom Module
Content Types and Parts
Data Composition
Record
Product
Data
Events
Tags
Comments
Common
Record
Record
ProductHandler
Record
…passes back parts
attached to Product type…
Data Composition
ContentItemRecord
BodyRecord
RoutableRecord
Id
ContentTypeRecord_Id
Id
Text
Id
Slug
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1
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“first-post”
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1
“<p>First
post</p>”
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“second-post”
ContentTypeRecord
Id
Name
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“page”
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“<p>Second</p>”
Building a Content Type
Themes
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One theme per Tenant
Everything is overidable
Layuot is separated into Zones
Zones are populated with Shapes
Shapes can contain other Shapes
– (list / summary / content / parts)
• Widgets are placed into Zones
Modules
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Analytics
Captcha
Lightbox/slideshow/image gallery
Sitemap
Calendar/events
Voting
Newsletter
Shopping Cart
Maps and geolocation
Workflow
Forum
FAQ
Private Messaging
Advertising
Video
Guest book
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Wiki
Search
Weather
File attachments
Forms
Chat
Project management
Classifieds
External RSS Integration
CRM
Social Networking
Mobile
Polls
Podcast/audio
Email notifications
Widget walktrough
Next Release v1.1 (April 1st)
• Post 1.0 bug fixes
• Administration user experience:
– Widget and layer management
– Content Item List management
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Deployment and Hosting improvements
Import/Export
Module Recipes
Developer scenario improvements
– Shape tracer, bug fixes, Field placements
Uključite se
• Lokalizacija v1.0.20 na sr-Latn-RS i sr-Cyrl-RS je završena
– Predstoji lokalizacija v1.1 u narednih desetak dana
• Priključite se razvoju
• Podelite module koje razvijete na CodePlex-u

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