Abhishek Luv

Freelance Trainer for ASP.NET MVC, Entity Framework..

Important Things to Do When Installing Orchard CMS for the First Time

Important things to do when installing Orchard CMS for the first time.

  • Giving write permissions to the following folders(App_Data,Modules,Themes,Media) applicable for IIS/Web Hosts only and not for WebMatrix and IIS express.
  • Installing Orchard with a pre-defined recipe or with a custom recipe (optional)
  • Remove Home page title and text
  • Configure your site settings properly
  • Configure your cache settings properly
  • Configure the email module with valid SMTP details (so that the reset password works when you forget your password)
  • Configure Antispam modules
  • Enable warmup module for performance boost(Orchard creates static versions of specified pages)
  • Hide the meta published part if you want to hide the published dates for pages using placement.info file in your custom theme
  • Check if the version you’re using is the latest version.
  • Assigning administrator roles to the admin user
  • Adding an email address for the admin user
  • Enabling database and file system output cache(Optional/If required)
  • Enabling Audit trail module to monitor backend activities on your website(optional)
  • Remember to turn off unwanted modules
  • Copy the settings.txt file and save it in a secure place (for future use/backup)
  • Enabling import/export and creating a recipe of your website (for future use/backup)

New to Orchard CMS?

Orchard CMS is a free, open source, community-focused Content Management System built on the ASP.NET MVC platform.

Orchard is delivered under the .NET Foundation http://www.dotnetfoundation.org/orchard. For more info on Orchard visit the official website http://www.orchardproject.net/ and for more Orchard CMS tutorials subscribe to Orchard Beginner YouTube channel.

Stay tuned.

Take care!

Abhishek Luv