User Localization settings, Orchard Harvest survey results - This week in Orchard (15/03/2024)

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Updating GraphQL for .NET to the latest version, new User Localization settings, and announcing the results of the Orchard Harvest 2024 survey! Check out our post for the details!

Orchard Core updates

Update GraphQL for .NET to latest

GraphQL for .NET is an implementation of Facebook's GraphQL in .NET. This library is currently on v7.8.0 while Orchard Core used v4.8.0. While this is not hugely old (released in March 2022), it still is, and we were too much behind.

This huge update involved many API changes and a lot of work from the contributors. Thanks to them, now you can use the latest version of GraphQL for .NET if you are using the nightly build of Orchard Core!

Update GraphQL for .NET to latest

User Localization settings

This feature adds the ability to configure the culture per user from the admin UI. It also adds a RequestCultureProvider based on claims. This provider will take precedence over any existing ones allowing to override browser settings and always displaying a unique culture for that user. This is not a User Culture Picker for the front end but a way to set the culture to a preferred one for each user. A User Culture Picker is another RequestCultureProvider with a higher priority than this one. Let's see how it works!

First of all, head to Configuration -> Features and enable the User Localization feature. As we mentioned, this feature adds a RequestCultureProvider to retrieve the current user culture from its claims. This feature will set a new user claim with a CultureClaimType named culture. It also has a culture option to fall back to other ASP.NET Request Culture Providers by simply setting the user culture to "Use site's culture" which will also be the selected default value. Now head to Security -> Users and hit Edit near one of the users. You can see the new drop-down here called Default User Culture which contains the cultures which are supported by the site.

User Localization settings

News from the community

Orchard Harvest 2024 survey results

For those too young to remember, we had Orchard conferences, called Orchard Harvest. And the conference website was available under, but unfortunately, it's not anymore. The last offline 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.

We had the first online Orchard Harvest last year, and it was so great to see that we had 188 sign-ups for the conference! It was an excellent opportunity to share knowledge, talk about development plans and ideas, and foremost, meet the rest of the worldwide community. And of course, we recorded every session, which means they are available on YouTube! Click the link to rewatch all the inspiring talks and discussions!

The point is that we should think about organizing the next one, and we at Lombiq can take part in that or provide an organizing role with anybody who wants to take part. We created a survey, and now we have the results! Thank you for your feedback so far regarding Orchard Harvest! We have received a significant number of responses so far which has helped us to get a better idea of the right place and time. As we move forward, we will keep community members informed of the details, and you will also find every detail in this newsletter too!

Here you can see the results but if you are interested in a discussion where the community shared their ideas regarding the results, you can watch a video about it on YouTube!

Orchard Harvest 2024 survey results

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If you are interested in more news about Orchard and the details of the topics above, don't forget to check out the recording of this Orchard meeting!

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