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Make Layout Content Type Listable in Orchard CMS

Make Layout Content Type Listable in Orchard CMS

There is a small "bug" in Orchard.Layouts in Orchard CMS 1.9.2 that doesn't allow you to see your layouts via the Admin Dashboard after you create them. If you create a new Layout in Orchard CMS and then click the Layouts Link on the Admin Menu nothing will display. They will not display in a list ( i.e. not listable ).

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Dynamic Forms and Anti-Spam Elements in Orchard CMS

Dynamic Forms and Anti-Spam Elements in Orchard CMS

It's late into the night as I eagerly upgrade an old Orchard Website to Orchard 1.9.2. This upgrade is more than just an upgrade, however. From an Orchard Website perspective you could call it a complete overhaul and re-architecture. Among other things, it's using the new Dynamic Forms feature in Orchard 1.9. I almost thought I would need to create a new Form Element for Dynamic Forms, but then I found the ever so lovely Anti-Spam Elements for Dynamic Forms.

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Develop Custom Elements for Orchard Layouts

Develop Custom Elements for Orchard Layouts

Orchard Layouts introduced in Orchard CMS 1.9 provides elements that can be placed on the layout canvas. Orchard Layouts has a number of built-in elements, but of course, you can build custom elements for specific needs in your Orchard Website.

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Snippets in Orchard Layouts

Snippets in Orchard Layouts

Orchard Layouts is new to Orchard CMS 1.9 and one of the features it contains is snippets. I wasn't sure how useful snippets would be given they don't include an editor, but depending on the website they can be very useful for inserting reusable, stand-alone HTML fragments into the orchard website.

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Audit Trail Part in Orchard CMS

Audit Trail Part in Orchard CMS

In my previous article I mentioned the new Audit Trail Module in Orchard CMS and how to enable the Audit Trail Module, view the audit trail, and modify audit trail settings. As I briefly mentioned in that article, the audit trail mainly tells you that a content item changed and not the exact change. This may be enough detail in many instances if you're just concerned with who made the last change and when in the Orchard Website, but many times you would like more detail.

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Audit Trail Module in Orchard CMS 1.9

Audit Trail Module in Orchard CMS 1.9

I talked about Orchard CMS Security in a couple of recent blog posts: Tracking Failed Logon Attempts in Orchard CMS using Workflow Module and Adding CAPTCHA and reCAPTCHA to Orchard CMS Login Page for Extra Security.

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Orchard Blog Posts Per Page Feature

Orchard Blog Posts Per Page Feature

Orchard Blogs has a new blog posts per page feature allowing you to adjust the number of Orchard Blog Posts per page separate from the site items per page feature. This new feature is in addition to another new feature I mentioned in my previous blog post: easily add Feedburner URL's to Orchard CMS via the RSS Feed Proxy URL Setting. Stay up-to-date on new Orchard CMS Features by subscribing to my Orchard blog, reading my Orchard Tutorials, or following me on Twitter and Google+.

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Orchard Blogs RSS Feeds and Feedburner

Orchard Blogs RSS Feeds and Feedburner

Orchard blogs hasn't had good support for adding Feedburner URLs in replace of its own RSS Feed URLs. In the past I have used my own custom Feedburner Orchard Module and there is probably a module or two on the Orchard Gallery that do the same thing. Using an RSS feed proxy, like Feedburner, is a common practice for blogs, so it's nice to see this feature in new versions of Orchard CMS. Here is a quick Orchard Tutorial showing you the new Feed Proxy Url option when configuring and creating your new blog in Orchard CMS. In my case, I will be adding my RSS Feed Proxy URL for Feedburner: http://feeds.feedburner.com/davehayden.

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Assign Administrator Role to Orchard Super User Account

Assign Administrator Role to Orchard Super User Account

Before you upgrade your Orchard Website to Orchard 1.8, I recommend you read the Orchard 1.8 Release Notes. There are some steps formatted in BOLD that clearly state you must assign the Administrator Role to your Orchard Super User Account before performing the upgrade. If you don't, you will get locked out of the dashboard and have to either 1) re-do the 1.8 upgrade again after performing the step or 2) gain access to the Orchard database and do a bit of manual hacking.

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Send Email Messages using Orchard Jobs Queue

Send Email Messages using Orchard Jobs Queue

The Orchard Jobs Queue in Orchard 1.8 can be used to send email asynchronously. This is especially useful when sending email from custom forms that are submitted on your Orchard Website via Orchard Workflow. Enabling email to use the new Jobs Queue is as simple as selecting a Queued option in your Send Email Workflow Activity.

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