Orchard Project

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Orchard logo 1.svg
Orchard 1.4 Dashboard
Orchard 1.4 Dashboard
Initial release January 2011 (2011-01)
Stable release 1.9.2 / October 15, 2015 (2015-10-15)[1]
Development status Active
Written in ASP.NET
Operating system Windows
Type Content management framework, Content management system, Community and Blog software
License New BSD License
Website orchardproject.net

Orchard is a free, open source, community-focused content management system written in ASP.NET platform using the ASP.NET MVC framework. Its vision is to create shared components for building ASP.NET applications and extensions, and specific applications that leverage these components to meet the needs of end-users, scripters, and developers.

Orchard is delivered as part of the ASP.NET Open Source Gallery under the .NET Foundation. It is licensed under a New BSD license, which is approved by the Open Source Initiative (OSI). The predecessor of Orchard was Microsoft Oxite.

Project status[edit]

Orchard is currently in active community-driven development. The project includes an extensibility model for both modules and themes, a dynamic content type system, ease of customization, localization and more.

Although most of the primary developers work for Microsoft,[citation needed] it is not an officially supported Microsoft product, and instead falls upon the auspices of the .NET Foundation.

The project is mainly managed by the Orchard Steering Committee and contributors who were proposed and elected by the community.


Orchard CMS Meetups & User Groups[edit]

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