Extending ISetupEventHandler with new events, do not specify placement position in the content field/part display drivers, and a blog post about the reliability of your DotNest sites! Let's see the details in our post!
Orchard Core updates
Extending ISetupEventHandler with new events
We have an ISetupEventHandler interface in Orchard with a method called Setup. When there is a setup on a new tenant, we call this method. Now this method is marked as an obsolete one and will be removed in future releases. If you rebuild your Orchard Core solution in the future, it will tell you to use the new SetupAsync instead. If you have an implementation of this interface, it will still work because the newly added FailedAsync and SucceededAsync methods have default implementations. It means you don't need an abstract base class.
Do not specify placement position in the content field/part display drivers
Content elements or fields can be attached to a content type. Their UI placement should follow the subsequent guidelines. So, if the first step defines a position, we use that position and look no further.
- A placement is defined on the UI using the OrchardCore.Placements.
- The placements.json file.
- Default Position in the content type.
- Otherwise, it should fall back to the physical placement of the object in the content definition.
For this logic to work as expected, the ContentPartDisplayDriver or the ContentFieldDisplayDriver should define a placement location by default, but not a placement position. This way, we can allow to change the order using Steps 2-5 as needed.
In the following drivers, we seem to be defining a placement position that prevents the user from being able to change that position at all.
For example, today if you use HtmlBodyPart, there is no easy way to change its placement because the HtmlBodyPartDisplayDriver defines a position 5. Meaning if you have a placement in the driver, there is no easy way to override it from the UI. If we leave these positions, blank it will fall back to the user settings.
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