Orchard 1.4 was released the other day and has some very important features as well as a lot of bug fixes and performance enhancements. It also comes with some breaking changes that will make upgrading to Orchard 1.4 a bit more effort. Since the Orchard 1.4 release notes just don't capture the coolness of this release, I thought I would play Orchard Developer Evangelist for a day and provide much more detail and context around the new features in Orchard 1.4 and why now is a great time to learn more about this ASP.NET MVC Content Management System ( CMS ).
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In my previous Orchard CMS Tutorial, Projector Module in Orchard CMS, I mentioned the new Projector Module. I also mentioned how it was missing at least 1 important feature, the ability to return a random set of items from a query. This is important for those Orchard Websites where the client wants to rotate various information on the website like customer testimonials, clients, new products, products on sale, or any other content type where you want to spotlight a few random items from time-to-time. Well, the Orchard Developer Team heard this feeback and created a new Random Sort Criteria in the Projector Module.
Over the past few weeks I have been playing with the new Projector Module in Orchard CMS. The Projector Module isn't available in the Orchard Gallery yet, but you can download it by enlisting in the Orchard Source Code on CodePlex. Although still in beta, the Projector Module works fine in a lot of the simple scenarios in which I have been testing it. I won't go into the Projector Module in detail since it isn't fully available yet, but I thought I would show you some screenshots just to give you a taste of what it can do. Note that some or all of this may change by the time it is available, but here is an example of using it to display featured and sale products for our e-commerce website based on Orchard CMS.