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Orchard 1.2

Rating:        Based on 9 ratings
Reviewed:  7 reviews
Downloads: 54327
Change Set: c490cdd08719
Released: Jun 14, 2011
Updated: Apr 30, 2013 by sebastienros
Dev status: Stable Help Icon

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Release Notes

Build: 1.2.41
Published: 6/14/2010

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 a previous version

You can find migration instructions here:

What's new?

Orchard 1.2.41 fixes bugs, improves performance on shared hosts and introduces the following features:
  • Debugger visualizers for shapes (in full trust)
  • Creation date is now used everywhere and can be made editable

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 1.2.41. 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 1.2.41 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, 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

New improvements have made the life more easier. Good going.
by Ommrudraksha on Dec 21, 2011 at 7:41 AM
Very good, but wehn comes the next release? I need some bugfixes!
by Slagsmalsklubben on Aug 18, 2011 at 2:11 PM
An excellent release. And a bunch of hot modules to add too.
by mesashmita on Aug 12, 2011 at 8:13 AM
This is the best one
by OmidID on Jul 30, 2011 at 7:15 AM
Good solid framework! Thorougly built from the ground up, uses the best of MVC3 capabilities. Because it's so extensive it does take quite some time to get to know and implement it correctly.
by Lukasvan3L on Jul 25, 2011 at 9:49 AM
I do not like to review products at all !!! But I owe something to this component. I started my project through this component and am doing very very well. In my personal experience, the only thing that stands out in Dot NET market is Orchard and Sageframe...props to you guys !!!
by MarshalP on Jul 3, 2011 at 7:30 AM
Unlike Orchard 1.1 it doesn't matter if you have a debugger attached, Orchard 1.2 is ALOT faster!
by rfcdejong on Jun 27, 2011 at 1:34 PM