Sitemap deployment plans and recipes, Device Preview module - This week in Orchard (04/11/2021)

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Sitemap deployment plans and recipes, improve reset password email experience, a new Device Preview module, and many more coming this week! Do you want to know more? Then don't forget to check out our current post!

Orchard Core updates

Sitemap deployment plans and recipes

A sitemap is a file where you provide information about the pages, videos, and other files on your site, and the relationships between them. Search engines like Google read this file to more intelligently crawl your site. A sitemap tells the crawler which files you think are important in your site, and also provides valuable information about these files: for example, for pages, when the page was last updated, how often the page is changed, and any alternate language versions of a page. You can learn more about that module in this post where you can also see a demo of the feature.

Let's assume that we have already created a sitemap that contains the blog posts of the site. Now let's navigate to Configuration -> Import/Export -> Deployment Plans and create a new deployment plan. If you add a new deployment step to your plan you will see a new plan, called All Sitemaps.

The All Sitemaps deployment step

Choose this one and execute the plan by downloading the given zip file to the computer. If you check out the Recipe.json file inside the zip, you will see a step called Sitemaps which contains the sitemap and the sitemap index itself.

The executed sitemaps deployment step

Improve reset password email experience

You can allow users to reset their passwords. If they do that, they will get an email with a link that allows resetting the password. To prevent any misusage, the wording of that email has been changed like "Someone recently requested a password reset" instead of "Dear user" and "if you did not request a password reset, please ignore this email."

Reset Password email wording

Fix user picker field ordering

We have a field in Orchard Core called the user picker field, which field allows you to connect users with a content item. If you haven't heard about that field yet, check out this post with a nice demo.

If you edit the content definition of the user picker field, you can allow multiple elements to be selected and allow the picker to display users from multiple roles. There was an issue when the user picker resets the order of selected users when saving because it comes back in database order. Now, if you add multiple users to the user picker field and hit save, the system will keep the ordering of the users.

Fix user picker field ordering

News from the community

Device Preview module

This repository contains premium modules for the Orchard Core CMS. The Device Preview module in this repository adds a live preview to your production-ready pages on different devices. It previews your content in various form factors and tests without leaving the content editor screen. The Device Preview module enables live content preview on Smartphones, Tablets, Laptops, and Desktops.
The Readme.MD file of the module contains some lines on how you can add this module to your solution and how to include it in your recipe to enable the feature by default.

Device Preview module

New Lombiq team member: Bálint Aracsi

Please welcome our new Orchard Core developer colleague, Bálint Aracsi! See his full bio here, where you can find out which part of IT he likes most, and the color of his toothbrush :)! You can check out his full bio here!

Bálint Aracsi biography

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