Creating an Orchard Core CMS website¶
In this guide you will setup Orchard Core as a Content Management System from a project template.
What you will need¶
- The current version of the .NET SDK. You can download it from here https://dotnet.microsoft.com/download.
- A text editor and a terminal where you can type dotnet commands.
Creating the projects¶
There are different ways to create sites and modules for Orchard Core. You can learn more about them here.
In this guide we will use our "Code Generation Templates". You can install the latest stable release of the templates using this command:
dotnet new install OrchardCore.ProjectTemplates::1.7.2-*
To use the development branch of the template add
Create an empty folder that will contain your site. Open a terminal, navigate to that folder and run the following command:
dotnet new occms -n MySite
This creates a new Orchard Core CMS project in a folder named
Setting up the site¶
The application has been created by the template, but it has not been setup yet.
Run the application by executing this command:
dotnet run --project .\MySite\MySite.csproj
If you are using the development branch of the templates, run
dotnet restore .\MySite\MySite.csproj --source https://nuget.cloudsmith.io/orchardcore/preview/v3/index.json before running the application
Your application should now be running and listening on the following ports:
Now listening on: https://localhost:5001 Now listening on: http://localhost:5000 Application started. Press Ctrl+C to shut down.
Open a browser and navigate to https://localhost:5001 to display the setup screen.
For demonstration purposes, we will create the website using the Blog recipe. The Blog recipe is a starter recipe included with Orchard Core that contains a list of features and steps to configure an Orchard Core website.
Complete the setup form and select the Blog recipe and SQLite for the database.
Submit the form. A few seconds later you should be looking at a Blog Site.
In order to configure it and start writing content you can go to https://localhost:5001/admin.
You just created an Orchard Core CMS powered blog engine.