DotNest blog

  • DotNest sites now run on Orchard 1.9

    The Orchard 1.9 release brought a lot of improvements a few weeks ago: apart from tons of bugfixes and smaller enhancements it also contains three new modules, Audit Trail, Layouts and Dynamic Forms (just to name what you as a DotNest user will mostly see). 1.9 is a great release, a large milestone that makes Orchard a mature CMS. And now you have it on DotNest!

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  • DotNest has a new look!

    As you can see we swapped out the old clunky look of DotNest with a fresh new one! Everything was re-hauled. Oh, and of course it is, just as the old one, responsive. But in a better way!

    We hope this new DotNest is a lot more pleasant for your eyes!

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  • Case study: creating a website on DotNest with heavily customized content

    Brace yourselves, this is going to be a long one: in this blogpost we're going to demonstrate the process of customizing the content structure of an actual website running on DotNest, currently having ~30 regular users. Seriously, grab some popcorn, you'll need it. Wall of text incoming.

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  • New modules for DotNest sites

    We have recently updated DotNest with a few general performance improvements and two new modules (that actually work even better together) adding cool features to your DotNest sites: Forum and Watcher!

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  • Collect usage data for your DotNest sites with Azure Application Insights!

    Ever wanted to see colourful interactive charts about your DotNest sites' usage that you can pan around and impress your coworkers, clients with? Now it's here, and it's not just cool but also very useful: Azure Application Insights.

    With Azure Application Insights you can measure your sites' performance, collect all kinds of usage data and even see client-side errors. So no more JavaScript errors that go undetected!

    What's more, using Azure Application Insights is free and also all DotNest sites just got it for free too! Check out how to use it.

    The Application Insights integration on DotNest uses our Application Insights Orchard module, which you can install to any custom Orchard app too.

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  • Localization packages are now available on DotNest tenants!

    We've announced yesterday on the community meeting a new "feature" of DotNest (which is actually available for a little while now): localization packages. We've added the translation files of built-in modules for the following languages: French (fr-FR), Italian (it-IT), Russian (ru-RU), Simplified Chinese (zh-CN), Spanish (es-ES) and Hungarian (hu-HU). You can change the localization settings of your tenants under on the Settings page.

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