How to Install Orchard
To install the Orchard 0.8 release using Web PI, follow these instructions:http://www.orchardproject.net/docs/Installing-Orchard.ashx
Web PI will detect your hardware environment and install the application.
Alternatively, to install the release manually, download the Orchard.Web.0.8.51.zip 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 included project
file in Visual Studio to run it under the local ASP.NET Development Server (Cassini).
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 may be irreversible!Note:
If you have the project open in Visual Studio, the contents of this directory may
not be visible in Solution Explorer. To view the files, right-click the App_Data directory
and "Open Folder in Windows Explorer" (or click the "Show All Files" button in Solution Explorer).
This release is targeted at theme designers (but of course the features of 0.5, which was targeted at module
developers, are still there).
- This release introduces a new theme and widget framework for designers.
- A new theme framework, using the ASP.NET Razor view engine by default
- A flexible shapes API, and layout and templating system for rendering shapes
- A script and style sheet registration API
- Support for widgets that can be mapped to zones in a theme, and grouped according to layer rules
- A new default theme, "The Theme Machine", that takes advantage of the new theme features
- Ability to package and publish themes to the Orchard Gallery feed
- Email notifications
- Pagination support
- and more...
What file to download?
If you just want to use Orchard and don't care about the source code, Orchard.Web.0.8.51.zip
is what you want to use, preferably through the WebPI instructions.
If you want to take a look at the source code, or only want to create new modules but do
not want to write patches or contribute to the core, OrchardSource.0.8.51.zip is fine.
It is the source code for Orchard.Web.0.8.51.zip, so just as Orchard.Web.0.8.51.zip,
it won't be the latest version of the code, only the latest stable release.
Both zip files are releases and are going to be provided on each major milestone.
If you want something more up to date than that, or if you want to write patches or modify
the core modules, you can enlist in our source control by following the instructions here:http://orchardproject.net/docs/Setting-up-a-source-enlistment.ashx
Alternatively, you can just download the latest version by going to the Source Code tab
and clicking "Download" on the top-right corner under "Latest Version".Warning
the source code download requires MVC 3 Beta in order to compile.
Who should use this software?
This software is in version 0.8 and is provided for evaluation purposes and for
developers and designers who want to take a head start on module and theme development.
You are allowed to use it in any way that is compatible with the new BSD license,
including production use.
You should be aware though that a lot of work remains to be done for security and
performance and that production deployment implies a risk that should be evaluated.