Orchard is a modern content management system
Orchard is a modern content management system. More precisely, Orchard is a free, open source content management system based on the .NET framework that was developed by the Microsoft Outercurve Foundation.
Orchard was completely developed in C# for the .NET platform. In order to provide maximum expandability and flexibility, Orchard has an architecture that is expandable on multiple levels and makes great use of dependency injection. Orchard uses ASP.NET MVC with Razor Syntax, instead of the traditional ASP.NET webforms. This means that Orchard CMS uses state of the art technologies and generates valid (X)HTML code.
Orchard offers users numerous advantages
There are many advantages to working with Orchard: Orchard has full support from Microsoft. This guarantees a strong developer community. Orchard is also very flexible. Creating custom content items is supported without needing to install dubious plugins. Programming effort is strongly reduced because the necessary data structures can be “clicked together”. There is also a further point: Orchard is multi-tenant capable. This means that several pages run with the same code-based installation. Orchard also contains a convenient workflow editor which lets you define that a new content item should be created after submitting a form.
Orchard also allows for the creation of recipes in XML format. The initial start up configuration is set and then can be run on each new website.
You can find more information on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orchard_Project and on the manufacturer’s website: http://orchardproject.net/, as well as on https://github.com/OrchardCMS/Orchard