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Orchard 1.3

Rating:        Based on 12 ratings
Reviewed:  11 reviews
Downloads: 89163
Change Set: dbec3d05e6d1
Released: Oct 3, 2011
Updated: Apr 30, 2013 by sebastienros
Dev status: Stable Help Icon

Recommended Download

application, 8628K, uploaded Dec 28, 2011 - 76143 downloads

Other Available Downloads

Source Code
source code, 17277K, uploaded Dec 27, 2011 - 11856 downloads
Application Patch from 1.3.9 to 1.3.10
application, 918K, uploaded Dec 20, 2011 - 769 downloads
application, 16011K, uploaded Dec 27, 2011 - 347 downloads
Application Security Patch for Orchard 1.3.10
application, 52K, uploaded Apr 30, 2013 - 48 downloads

Release Notes

Build: 1.3.10
Published: 10/3/2011, Updated 12/20/2011

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.
Please make sure you have a machine key
or you may experience frequent disconnections.

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 1.3.10 fixes bugs, improves performance and introduces the following features:
  • Content item preview
  • Markdown support
  • Delete content types and parts
  • Title part enables non-routable types to have a title
  • Common added by default to content types
  • Rules: trigger custom actions triggered by events
  • Forms API: create forms from code
  • Tokens: system-wide variables
  • New content manager methods: part eager loading, get multiple items by ids in one query
  • Task Lease API: creates server affinities for background tasks on web farms and cloud platforms
  • Localization: data annotations, widgets, alternates
  • Lists have RSS feeds

The full list of fixed bugs for this release can be found here: Bugs fixed in 1.3

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 clone the repository by following the instructions here:

Do not attempt to build the WebPI version in VS. Use the full source if you want to use VS.

Branches are described here:

Who should use this software?

This software is in version 1.3.10. 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 1.3.10 release of Orchard is only compatible with ASP.NET MVC 3. If you have installed WebMatrix Betas or RCs, you need to uninstall them from the machine where you run Orchard.

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

Thanks! Very good!
by egamesu on Oct 24, 2012 at 12:57 AM
1.3.10 Source will not run, you get the following error: e:\\Work\\Orchard Source\\src\\Orchard.Web\\Modules\\Contrib.Taxonomies\\Projections\\TermsFilter.cs(46): error CS0246: The type or namespace name 'IHqlExpressionFactory' could not be found (are you missing a using directive or an assembly reference?)
by GadgetGeek on Feb 13, 2012 at 1:39 PM
Really guys, if installation problems are evident, especially in scenarios like Azure-hosting, you should give the community at least a few days to provide a workaround. Then you can downrate anyway. I personally have never encountered any glitch that was not solved within 2 days, and never I encountered such heavy problems as with every DNN-upgrade. The Orchard-framework is rock-solid and mature.
by McZosch on Feb 13, 2012 at 1:10 PM
Very very good!
by imthehell on Feb 6, 2012 at 10:49 PM
Each release gets better and better. Good work.
by Jetski5822 on Jan 4, 2012 at 2:30 PM
Loving orchard each release more and more! Keep up the good work!
by Znowman on Jan 4, 2012 at 8:30 AM
I'm loving Orchard locally... but I can't get 1.3.10 Orchard.Azure to load. Installs just fine - storage, database, hosted service all happy, but when I go to load the site, it just hangs in Azure without bringing up a new site dialog. Any suggestions?
by mtngrl on Jan 3, 2012 at 7:11 PM
can't install 1.3.10 on win2008 server. enable32BitAppOnWin64 error
by esunxray on Dec 21, 2011 at 1:15 AM
Thanks! It's very easy and powerful...
by fg_garda on Dec 20, 2011 at 11:27 PM
Orchard is always Excellent
by samdubey on Nov 30, 2011 at 12:16 PM
Good job! Thanks!
by AndreyMaz on Nov 22, 2011 at 5:53 PM