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Adding ORCHARD CMS fuctionality in my ASP.NET MVC 4 application

Topics: Core, Customizing Orchard, General, Installing Orchard, Troubleshooting
Jan 2, 2013 at 1:01 PM

I have a project in mvc 4 that's really huge. Now i want to include Orchard CMS functionality into it.

I don't want it to do the other way round by including my MVC 4 project as a part of Orchard since its way too big. Would rather like to include Orchard as a CMS module in it.

What i have done so far: 1. downloaded the orchard source zip file from codeplex. 2. included it as a separate solution in my existing mvc 4 project

Now i want this orchard module to communicate with my mvc 4 project, like placing in a link on of the pages of my web project which would redirect to showing the content which is managed by the Orchard CMS system.

Any ideas on this?

Jan 4, 2013 at 12:03 AM

How do you want to host/deploy this solution? If you are happy to have a sub-domain then you could install Orchard on that ( and have your website on

It depends on how much integration you want between the two.

The other option would be to run either your site or Orchard in a virtual directory. Though I'm not sure how or if this would work.