Output caching has been significantly overhauled in the upcoming Orchard 1.9 release. This posts takes an in-depth look at what precipitated these changes, how the new output cache logic works, and how to best configure and use it to improve the performance of your sites.Published 03/08/2015 03:01 AM by Daniel Stolt
Using the ICacheManager abstraction to cache frequently used data can significantly improve performance in your Orchard web sites. But when the work required to create that data is resource-intensive and your web site is under heavy load, bad stuff can happen. This post takes a look at how to make your caching code resilient to such circumstances.Published 03/04/2015 06:10 PM by Daniel Stolt
In this tutorial we are gonna checkout some of the new features that were introduced with the advent of Orchard 1.9.
Specifically, we are going to see how we can leverage Dynamic Forms and Workflows to create our own Login and Registration screens without the need for a custom module.
So shutdown Visual Studio (unless you're using it to launch IISExpress) and let's get started!
Layouts is an exciting new Orchard 1.9 feature, enabling users to visually design grids and layout elements.
The feature is fully compatible with grid systems such as Bootstrap.
In this post, we'll have a close look and see how and what we can use it for.
In my previous post Making IIS Configuration Changes in a Web Role Startup Task I explained why certain IIS configuration changes are tricky to do in web role startup tasks, and showed a robust generic approach to overcome this obstacle. In this post I'll show how you can apply that method for the specific purpose of disabling client certificate revocation checks in your web role.Published 11/16/2014 03:00 PM by Daniel Stolt
Making advanced IIS configuration changes in a web role in Azure Cloud Services can be extremely tricky to accomplish due to the fact that IIS has not yet been set up at the time when startup tasks execute. This post outlines a robust approach to overcoming this obstacle by registering an event-trigger task with the Windows Task Scheduler to defer the IIS configuration changes to the exact point in time when IIS setup has been finalized.Published 11/10/2014 02:46 AM by Daniel Stolt
In this post, we are going to check out some of the ways available to us to render lists in Orchard and do a nice deep-dive. We are going to see not only how we can customize the individual shape items, but also how we can take over the entire rendering of the list. If this sounds familiar, then you have probably read Bertrand's post on taking over list rendering in orchard. To me that post, together with many others, was one of the keys to getting a firmer grasp on shapes and templates, so a shout-out to all the great Orchard bloggers out there, on whose shoulders we now stand. This post will go a little deeper and show a few more techniques related to lists, shapes, placement and templates.Published 09/23/2014 08:42 AM by Sipke Schoorstra
In this article we will look at something that used to keep me awake at night because I couldn't for the life of me figure out how it all worked: shapes, content types, parts, fields, drivers and placement. If you have some experience with Orchard, but still feel a bit shakey when it comes to shapes, then this post is for you.Published 09/21/2014 07:44 AM by Sipke Schoorstra
Today we will see what extensibility points Orchard provides that enable us to customize, override and take control over entity / database mapping.Published 12/15/2013 10:13 AM by Sipke Schoorstra
Source code & PowerPoint slides used at Orchard Harvest 2013 Amsterdam for the Module Development Session provided below , demonstrating:Published 06/14/2013 10:06 AM by Sipke Schoorstra