Orchard tutorial

Topics: Customizing Orchard
Dec 5, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Hello,

I am new to Orchard. I just installed it on VS 2012. but I really didn't find a very good document on how to develop a new module, how to create new theme.

any one can share a good documents....

Thanks,

Coordinator
Dec 5, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Which ones did you read that you don't find good?

Dec 6, 2012 at 7:51 AM

http://docs.orchardproject.net/

Coordinator
Dec 7, 2012 at 1:22 AM

Then no. But your request is so vague that it's difficult to help you.

Developer
Dec 7, 2012 at 8:49 AM

I think this page is pretty good when starting module development: http://docs.orchardproject.net/Documentation/Building-a-hello-world-module.

This should also provide for a great start when starting Theme development: http://docs.orchardproject.net/Documentation/Writing-a-new-theme.

Once you're ready for more advanced scenario's, I would simply read through all of the blog posts as featured on http://orchardproject.net.

Also highly recommended are the Orchard modules on http://pluralsight.net

And of course, for specific questions, we are ready for you here on the forums. Go for it.

 

Dec 7, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Thanks sfmskywalker,

I also need to build a website which read and write data to and from Microsoft SQL. so I need a tutorial on how to use Orchard with SQL database.

Dec 7, 2012 at 9:39 AM
Edited Dec 7, 2012 at 9:40 AM
Hdamis wrote:

Thanks sfmskywalker,

I also need to build a website which read and write data to and from Microsoft SQL. so I need a tutorial on how to use Orchard with SQL database.


As said  by sfmskywalker you can check out this course on Pluralsight http://www.pluralsight.com/training/Courses/TableOfContents/adv-orchard

the Orchard Fundamentals is for learning the basics of Orchard  http://www.pluralsight.com/training/Courses/TableOfContents/orchard-fundamentals

NHibernate will do all Read and Write work to and from SQL Server.

Dec 7, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Hey, these courses are not free, I am looking for a free tutorial.

http://www.pluralsight.com/training/Courses/TableOfContents/adv-orchard

http://www.pluralsight.com/training/Courses/TableOfContents/orchard-fundamentals

Dec 7, 2012 at 12:40 PM
Hdamis wrote:

Hey, these courses are not free, I am looking for a free tutorial.

http://www.pluralsight.com/training/Courses/TableOfContents/adv-orchard

http://www.pluralsight.com/training/Courses/TableOfContents/orchard-fundamentals


Yes its not free.

you can have a 10 days trial https://www.pluralsight.com/training/Subscribe/Step1?isTrial=True with 200minutes of video access.

Dec 8, 2012 at 9:22 AM

I am trying to add HelloWorld.cshtml to the HelloWorld project but there is no .cshtml item in the project. but when I tried to create a project using MVC 4 in vs 2012 there is a cshtml item. could you please guide me how to create the HelloWorld.cshtml on orchard project.

Developer
Dec 8, 2012 at 11:14 AM

That has probably something to do with the project type. Did you codegen the module, or did you manually add a class library project? You should use codegen. In any case, you can add a text file to your project and then rename it to .cshtml.

Developer
Dec 9, 2012 at 1:41 PM

CodeGen won't add the MVC4 type to the project either (or any MVC-related project type, because it would throw an error if you don't have that version installed). But you can add MVC4's project type GUID easily to the csproj of the module/theme in a text editor.

MVC3: {E53F8FEA-EAE0-44A6-8774-FFD645390401}
MVC4: {E3E379DF-F4C6-4180-9B81-6769533ABE47}