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Orchard 1.1

Rating:        Based on 6 ratings
Reviewed:  4 reviews
Downloads: 42749
Change Set: 48ba0ed3ac80
Released: Apr 11, 2011
Updated: Apr 30, 2013 by sebastienros
Dev status: Stable Help Icon

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Release Notes

Build: 1.1.30
Published: 4/11/2010

How to Install Orchard

To install Orchard using Web PI, follow these instructions: Web PI will detect your hardware environment and install the application.

Alternatively, to install the release manually, download the file.

The zip contents are pre-built and ready-to-run. Simply extract the contents of the Orchard
folder from the zip contents to an IIS virtual directory (or site root) and then point your
browser to the site. You can also just extract to a local folder and open the Orchard
folder in Visual Studio or WebMatrix as a web site.

How to Reset Your Site Data

The App_Data directory contains database and settings documents produced during setup.
The contents of this directory are protected from download by visitors to your site.

To completely reset your site (destroy all data, starting from the setup screen again),
you can delete the contents of this directory. This action is irreversible!

How to upgrade from Orchard 1.0.20

You can find migration instructions here:

What's new?

Orchard 1.1 fixes bugs and addresses common feedback from the prior 1.0 release, and also adds the following new features:
  • New design for the administration interface, and several usability workflow improvements.
  • Setup recipes: at setup, you have a choice between three installation profiles. It is possible to create your own.
  • Module recipes: modules can specify a set of recipe actions to optionally perform when installing, such as downloading and installing dependencies.
  • Improved module and theme installation workflow.
  • Improved widget and layer management.
  • Improved list management.
  • A new media picker dialog on the rich editor for uploading, inserting, and browsing media items.
  • Improved MSDeploy packaging and deployment from Visual Studio.

Available in the Orchard Gallery for 1.1:
  • Import/Export: transfer metadata, data, and settings between sites.
  • Designer Tools: New “shape tracing” feature allows you to inspect the rendering of your site to customize and override templates and placement. URL-based alternates are now supported for targeting template overrides at specific URLs.
  • Warmup: Improves site response times in shared hosting environments.

What file to download?

If you just want to use Orchard and don't care about the source code,
is what you want to use, preferably through the WebPI instructions.

If you want to take a look at the source code, is fine.

If you want to setup a development environment for patch or module development,
you should get an enlistment to our source tree by following the instructions here:

Branches are described here:

Who should use this software?

This software is in version 1.1. The code is in a stable state and
constitutes a solid foundation for building applications, themes and modules. Suggestions are welcome in the discussion forums.

You are allowed to use this software in any way that is compatible with the new BSD license.

Compatibility with ASP.NET WebPages and ASP.NET MVC

The 1.1 release of Orchard is only compatible with ASP.NET MVC 3. If you have installed WebMatrix Betas or RCs, you need to run the MVC 3 installer or to uninstall WebMatrix.

Note: if you don't have ASP.NET MVC or WebMatrix installed, yo, you are fine and you don't need to install them first as Orchard will then use its own copy.

For other known issues, please refer to

Reviews for this release

Great work, looking forward to the 1.2 release with the perf improvements :)
by woohoo7676 on Jun 10, 2011 at 4:41 PM
I love it! :)
by Stefantsov on May 8, 2011 at 5:28 PM
The most hackable cms :) Beatiful und you can use Orchard for everything :P
by Lukii709 on Apr 21, 2011 at 2:11 PM
I've been waiting for this release, following the source code since V1.0. It's great to see the admin improvements, and I look forward to having workflow and extended profiles in a future release.
by GadgetGeek on Apr 12, 2011 at 7:18 AM