Published: 10/3/2011, Updated 12/20/2011
How to Install Orchard
To install Orchard 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.1.3.10.zip file.http://orchardproject.net/docs/Manually-installing-Orchard-zip-file.ashx
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 http://orchardproject.net/docs/Setting-up-a-machine-key.ashx
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: http://orchardproject.net/docs/Upgrading-a-site-to-a-new-version-of-Orchard.ashx
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, Orchard.Web.1.3.10.zip
is what you want to use, preferably through the WebPI instructions.
If you want to take a look at the source code, OrchardSource.1.3.10.zip 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:http://orchardproject.net/docs/Setting-up-a-source-enlistment.ashx
Do not attempt to build the WebPI version in VS. Use the full source if you want to use VS.
Branches are described here: http://orchardproject.net/docs/Developer-FAQ.ashx#What_are_the_default_and_dev_branches_Which_one_should_I_be_using_2
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 http://orchard.codeplex.com/workitem/list/basic