If you develop Orchard Themes, you will appreciate a new featured, called Layout Placement, introduced in Orchard 1.5. Layout Placement allows you to place a shape in a different zone with a quick change to your Orchard Module's or Orchard Theme's Placement.info file. In this example, I will show you how I used Layout Placement in my Orchard E-Commerce and Online Store Example to place the title of products, categories, and other content types into a zone different than the default Content Zone as specified by Orchard CMS. If you enjoy this tutorial, don't forget to check out my other Orchard CMS Tutorials as well!
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Microsoft recently released WebMatrix 2 RC which has numerous new features including code completion / intellisense. As an Orchard CMS Developer, I am excited about intellisense in WebMatrix to help with creating Orchard Themes and Modules. Although the release candidate does offer some code completion to make it easier to develop custom Orchard Themes and Modules in WebMatrix, the development experience is rather spotty at the moment.
Orchard CMS is an excellent content management system based on ASP.NET MVC. I absolutely love creating custom Orchard Themes and Modules for my clients. One particularly nice thing about Orchard is that although it can be very opinionated in the HTML it renders, it will get out of your way! This makes Orchard an absolute joy for creating custom themes for clients. Often these custom themes come in multiple styles / colors and the client wants to switch between those theme variations easily. As with all things in Orchard, this is easily done and I do it with my default theme in Orchard - Twitter Bootstrap.
Welcome to my new website developed with Orchard CMS, a free open-source content management system running on IIS7, .NET Framework 4.0, and ASP.NET MVC 3.0. I've kept things clean and simple, but the website does host a custom Orchard Theme as well as a number of Orchard customizations and custom Orchard Modules like a Tags Module, Recent Tweets Module, SEO Module, and social networking modules to share blog posts via Twitter and Google +1. Over time I will make further enhancements, but right now I think it looks clean and professional and conveys a sampling of what I can accomplish as an Orchard CMS Developer. Now let's take a peek under the hood.