New AddDeployment extension methods, new ISmsService and support multiple SMS providers - This week in Orchard (16/02/2024)

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New AddDeployment extension methods, new ISmsService interface, and support for multiple SMS Providers are the topics for this week. Let's check them out in detail!

Orchard Core updates

New AddDeployment extension methods

This change is about adding new extensions to make registering custom deployment step easier:

  • services.AddDeployment<TSource, TStep>();
  • services.AddDeployment<TSource, TStep, TDisplayDriver>();
  • services.AddDeploymentWithoutSource<TStep, TDisplayDriver>();

By using these extensions, you can simply register the Deployment Step Driver, the Deployment Step, and the Deployment Source. This way, you don't have to know that it's transient, singleton, or scoped, the extension methods will do the right registrations for you.

New AddDeployment extension methods

New ISmsService and support multiple SMS Providers

In the past, we utilized the injection of ISmsProvider for sending SMS messages. However, from now on, it is necessary to inject ISmsService instead. Additionally, the Twilio provider is no longer enabled by default.

The UI is also improved, this affects the UI settings by grouping each provider's settings into its own tab to simply have one place to configure all settings. To check this out, first, you have to enable the SMS Notifications feature under Configuration -> Features. After that, you can navigate to Configuration -> Settings -> SMS, where you will see two different tabs: Providers and Twilio.

SMS Settings page

If you navigate to Configuration -> Settings -> SMS Test, you will see a brand new page to test out SMS providers.

Test SMS Settings page

News from the community

Orchard Harvest 2024 survey

For those too young to remember, we had Orchard conferences, called Orchard Harvest. The conference website was available under, but unfortunately, it's not anymore. The last in-person one was in 2017 in New York. So, having another get-together is very much overdue. If you would like to see or get a feeling of how this looked like before, we have a couple of mood videos on the Orchard YouTube channel, like this one from the first conference.

The point is that we should think about organizing the next in-person one, and we at Lombiq can take part in that or provide an organizing role with anybody who wants to take part.

After last year, the Orchard Harvest Conference will be held again in 2024. Last year it was held online due to economic reasons. But first, we would like to assess the potential interest and what would be needed. You can fill in the questionnaire here, which should take about 5 minutes.

Share your thoughts with us in the survey. We are curious about who we will meet in 2024! :)

Orchard Harvest 2024 survey

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We've been contributors, supporters, and users of Orchard Core and Orchard 1 for more than a decade (Benedek Farkas and Zoltán Lehóczky, the two founders, for even more), with a huge open-source portfolio. There you can also check out the code we write, and some of the projects you could take part in.

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