Orchard Core

Orchard Core is a re-implementation of Orchard CMS in ASP.NET Core. You can check out the Orchard Core presentation from the last Orchard Harvest to get an introductory overview of its features and goals.

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Nightly (dev):

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Orchard CMS

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



The software is complete enough for external testing -- that is, by groups outside the organization or community that developed the software. Beta software is usually feature complete, but may have known limitations or bugs. Betas are either closed (private) and limited to a specific set of users, or they can be open to the general public.

Here is a more detailed roadmap.

Getting Started

  • Clone the repository using the command git clone and checkout the master branch.

Command line

  • Install the latest versions (current) for both Runtime and SDK of .NET Core from this page
  • Navigate to D:\OrchardCore\src\OrchardCore.Cms.Web or wherever your respective folder is on the command line in Administrator mode.
  • Call dotnet run.
  • Then open the http://localhost:5000 URL in your browser.

Visual Studio 2017

  • Download Visual Studio 2017 (any edition) from
  • Open OrchardCore.sln and wait for Visual Studio to restore all Nuget packages
  • Ensure OrchardCore.Cms.Web is the startup project and run it


  • Run docker run --name orchardcms orchardproject/orchardcore-cms-linux:latest

Docker images and parameters can be found at


We currently follow the these engineering guidelines.


The documentation can be accessed here: