Programming language: C#
License: BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License
Tags: NetCore     CMS     Core     Headless     Netstandard     Full     Decoupled    
Latest version: v1.0.0-rc2

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Orchard Core

Orchard Core consists of two distinct projects:

  • Orchard Core Framework: An application framework for building modular, multi-tenant applications on ASP.NET Core.
  • Orchard Core CMS: A Web Content Management System (CMS) built on top of the Orchard Core Framework.

Join the chat at https://gitter.im/OrchardCMS/OrchardCore [BSD-3-Clause License](LICENSE) Documentation Crowdin

Build Status

Stable (master):

Build Status Build status NuGet

Nightly (dev):

Build status Cloudsmith


RC 2

The software is almost ready for final release. No feature development or enhancement of the software is undertaken; tightly scoped bug fixes are the only code you're allowed to write in this phase, and even then only for the most heinous and debilitating of bugs.

Here is a more detailed roadmap.

Getting Started

  • Clone the repository using the command git clone https://github.com/OrchardCMS/OrchardCore.git and checkout the dev branch.

Command line

  • Install the latest version of the .NET SDK from this page https://dotnet.microsoft.com/download
  • Next, navigate to D:\OrchardCore\src\OrchardCore.Cms.Web or wherever your folder is on the commandline in Administrator mode.
  • Call dotnet run.
  • Then open the http://localhost:5000 URL in your browser.

Visual Studio

  • Download Visual Studio 2019 (any edition) from https://www.visualstudio.com/downloads/
  • 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 -p 8080:80 orchardproject/orchardcore-cms-linux:latest

Docker images and parameters can be found at https://hub.docker.com/u/orchardproject/
See Docker documentation to expose different port.


The documentation can be accessed here: https://docs.orchardcore.net/

Code of Conduct


.NET Foundation

This project is supported by the .NET Foundation.

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Orchard Core README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.