Use your C# skills to build your next website with Orchard, the popular content management system based on ASP.NET MVC. With step-by-step guidance, you’ll learn your way around the Orchard environment by constructing a complete, real-world site throughout the course of this book. You’ll create, manage, and display dynamic content with out-of-the-box functionality, and then build themes, modules, and widgets to customize the site.
Author John Zablocki gets you started by showing you how to obtain and compile the Orchard source code, so you can more efficiently customize and manage the sites you create.
Create or extend Orchard content types to manage dynamic content
Use alternate templates to change the way Orchard displays content
Design a theme to define your website’s look and feel
Build custom modules when the Orchard Gallery doesn’t have extensions you need
Create reusable content pieces by creating widgets
Explore options for adding multi-language support to a site
Learn hosting options for your Orchard sites, including the cloud
Package your custom themes and modules to share in Orchard Gallery
John Zablocki is a Developer Advocate at Couchbase. He is the organizer of Beantown ALT.NET and a former adjunct at Fairfield University. John holds an M.S. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Hartford. He has worked at startups throughout his career and is interested in the intersection of .NET and open source. Online, John can be found at http://about.me/johnzablocki. Offline, he can be found too infrequently around Boston, with his dog Lady, daughter MaryKatherine, and his Martin acoustic.
Comments about oreilly Orchard CMS: Up and Running:
The book would be best for someone who is looking for a beginner's book on Orchard. The book walks through the process of creating a fairly simple Orchard website. Short with around 110 pages the book doesn't go into much depth of the subject. The book's best use is as a learning tool, reading through the book while creating a website. Again, this book is good for starters, but the reader shouldn't expect to be proficient after reading the book.