Import Export

Topics: General, Installing Orchard
May 14, 2012 at 4:47 AM

I'm working out how to source control and share an orchard site with the team.

Is the import export feature supposed to be used to create full recipes? I don't seem to be able to get features/commands/layers generated out of it, just content parts and data.

May 14, 2012 at 6:23 PM

It creates recipes, but only for contents and metadata.

May 17, 2012 at 3:21 AM

I have personally used recipes for content generation on some very large orchard sites. This includes the creation of custom content types and parts.

Modules typically have to explicitly support Import/Export to support recipe ingestion so you'll either need to choose your modules carefully, self modify to support import/export or suggest kindly the developer themselves support it.  I've struggled myself with recipe support for "site wide modules" like google analytics and site map but the 99% rule works for me.

If you want examples, ping me directly.