Introduction

  • Orchard ecosystem as under the Orchard link collection
  • Showcasing complex/notable Orchard apps from Show Orchard.
  • Architectural overview
    • ASP.NET Core -> ASP.NET Core MVC -> Orchard Core
    • Uses a lot of other open-source projects and common web frameworks/library (e.g. Json.NET, Lucene, xUnit, YesSQL, jQuery, Bootstrap)
    • Modularized architecture (modules, themes)
  • How to get my own Orchard instance?
  • Using Orchard as a full, decoupled, and headless CMS
  • Installing Orchard (running the setup): choosing a database engine (and its implications), recipes
  • Basic site settings
  • Demo: fire up Visual Studio and create a new ASP.NET Core Web Application. Follow the Getting started with Orchard Core as a NuGet package page to create an Orchard Core CMS application.
  • Demo: installing and basic settings. You can install with the Agency theme at this stage if you want to show differences between recipes or install with the Blog recipe right away to showcase its content types later.

Time requirement: 1h 0m

Dependencies: none

Parent topic: Core concepts and basic usage

This page is part of the Orchard Dojo Library!

This page and many others here are part of the open-source, portable package of Orchard Core goodies: the Orchard Dojo Library for Orchard Core. The Library is freely accessible by anyone; just go to its repository to download its full content (you can even download the textual content of the Library as a big concatenated document in HTML), file issues or fork it! You can even edit it online on Bitbucket, just click on the Edit link in the upper right corner!

Note that the Library also has an Orchard 1.x version, check it out here!