Orchard CMS Quick Tip–If you cast it they will come, or Accessing your field of dreams

Posted on: Tuesday, 6 October 2015 09:30

I see a lot of people coming up against issues trying to get at the fields they have added on their content types. If you can’t figure out how to access the data then read on to discover the important points you need to understand which will make accessing fields easy.

Orchard CMS Quick Tip–Zoned out, or Why changing Placement.info still doesn’t move your module

Posted on: Monday, 5 October 2015 09:30

This is a common problem that can catch out Orchard users and developers but after you learn this easy to remember tip you should be able to solve it quickly whenever you experience in the future.

Orchard CMS Quick Tip–No Persister for: SomePartRecord

Posted on: Friday, 2 October 2015 16:31

If you’re making a module with a record class and you start seeing errors saying that there is no persister for the part record class you’re working on then you have probably made this simple mistake.

Orchard CMS Quick Tip–A duplicate value cannot be inserted into a unique index

Posted on: Thursday, 1 October 2015 09:30

Work on an Orchard CMS widget had been going pretty well. It display OK and didn’t seem like it had any problems but each time I tried to save anything I’d get an exception thrown.

Orchard CMS Quick Tip–Curling up with Orchard, or brace line breaks without ReSharper

Posted on: Wednesday, 30 September 2015 09:30

Orchard CMS requires that all commits to the core use the JavaScript style curly brace positioning, where the opening brace is on the same line as the method signature. If you use ReSharper then it comes with an automatic .resharper file that applies this out-of-the-box but non-users can still get this functionality with plain vanilla Visual Studio.

Orchard CMS Quick Tip–Getting at the Orchard.Layouts JSON for your template defaults

Posted on: Tuesday, 29 September 2015 09:00

If you have started using the Orchard.Layouts module which has seen some pretty significant updates in the last few releases you might be wondering how you get at the JSON data that you’ve been finding in content part default layout data setting. There are two ways but both are a bit tricky.

Orchard CMS Quick Tip–Stop “Unable to launch the IIS Express Web server” SSL clashes

Posted on: Monday, 28 September 2015 11:27

When I’m working with Orchard I often want to have several copies of Visual Studio open, running several copies of Orchard for testing and comparison reasons. This is how I stopped the “Unable to launch the IIS Express" Web server” errors when I tried to launch two at the same time.

Orchard CMS Quick Tip–Orchard suddenly starts showing a 404 error for every page including the root

Posted on: Friday, 25 September 2015 11:18

As your working on your Orchard CMS website or maybe right after you have deployed it, you might suddenly find that nothing is working. If you’re getting a simple 404 page no matter what you try then this is the first thing you need to try.