Building Web Sites with Orchard

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Ever want to build your web site based on a free Open Source ASP.NET CMS? Welcome to the Orchard Project – a free, community-focused, open source CMS built on .NET and designed meet the needs of developers, designers and end-users alike. In this session we’ll show you how to use Orchard to build modern, professional web sites quickly and easily, building a new site from scratch using the built-in features of Orchard. We’ll also explore ways to create a highly-customized look-and-feel for this site using Orchard’s flexible theme and template system, including techniques for creating global-ready applications that support multiple languages. We’ll discuss deployment considerations, whether you are installing to a dedicated or shared-hosting environment, setting up a multi-tenant configuration, or running in Windows Azure. We’ll finish with a look at the available ecosystem of module and theme extensions that you can install to Orchard to extend its default behavior in new and interesting ways, and explain how you can get involved in shaping the future direction of this exciting open source project!







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