Orchard 1.4 Dashboard
|Initial release||January 2011|
1.10.1 / May 11, 2016
|Type||Content management framework, Content management system, Community and Blog software|
|License||New BSD License|
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.
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 several of primary developers work for Microsoft, it is no longer an officially developed Microsoft product, and is under the auspices of the .NET Foundation.
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