Topics for the week are the new mail proxy support, documentation about how to use a local copy of Orchard Core source code as NuGet packages, and the published Lombiq projects on NuGet! Do you want to know more? Then check out our post now!
Orchard Core updates
Support Mail Proxy
Let's say that your web hosting provider doesn't allow outbound connections by default (IONOS Windows Shared). In this case, all outbound connections should be sent through a proxy on this platform. You can configure it for HTTP(S) by adding this in the Startup.cs of the Orchard Core web app:
HttpClient.DefaultProxy = new WebProxy("http://winproxy.server.lan:3128");
However, there was no way to configure this for SMTP connections. So there was an issue about not being able to send a mail with Orchard on this hosting provider. But from now you can configure the proxy server and the proxy port number by enabling the OrchardCore.Email module and using the SMTP Settings. The documentation is also updated with these new settings.
Using a local copy of Orchard Core source code as NuGet packages
There is a new page in the Orchard Core Documentation about how to use a local copy of Orchard Core source code as NuGet packages. In this new article, you can see how to create your own local NuGet feed from your local source code, how to publish to your NuGet feed, and how to update your project to use the newly created feed.
News from the community
Configure portable object localization in ASP.NET Core
There was an ASP.NET Community Standup about localizing the .NET website. There was a topic on how the .NET websites have been localized using the Orchard Core localization package with PO files. Sébastien Ros did a demo about the package, explained how the localizer works, how to inject it, how to use the module, how to create a PO file, how to use pluralization, etc. If you would like to know more about localization and haven't seen that demo yet, check out the recording of that standup meeting here! And in the meantime, now there is a new article on the Microsoft Technical Documentation where you can read more about what is a PO file, how to configure PO file support in ASP.NET Core, or how to create a PO file with several useful examples.
Open-source Lombiq projects now published on NuGet
We have more than 160 open-source repositories under our GitHub organization, out of which more than 140 are somehow related to Orchard (including Orchard Core and 1.x). Up until now, if you wanted to utilize our projects in your own ones, you could only reference them as Git submodules or copy over the source files. Now, however, all the Orchard Core-related projects of ours, as well as several others, are available as NuGet packages! Check out our blog post to know more about our NuGet packages!
Do you want to easily publish your projects to NuGet as well? You can build on what we've created for that: Take a look at our new GitHub Actions project that we developed with the help of Orchard community member Dean Marcussen.
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