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This is our blog. It contains the latest news and announcements about our open-source projects, services, and products; not least, there are gripping case studies, customer projects, and much more.

New Orchard modules: Watcher and Route Permissions

At Lombiq we believe in open source and empower it how we can: for example we routinely release open source Orchard modules that are freely usable by anyone on their Orchard-driver websites. Recently we created two modules: Watcher and Route Permissions. Watcher enables users to "watch" content items, i.e. subscribe to notifications if the item changes. The module integrates with the new Orchard 1.7 module Workflows and is thus very generic: you can e.g. send e-mails to subscribed users when a message is posted to their watched forum or if a comment appears under their watched blog post; but not just e-mails, you could set this up to send private messages, sticky notifications, anything that is usable from a workflow. You can get an idea of how Watcher works from its readme. The Route Permissions module enables you to configure access control for URL patterns defined by regular expressions. This is convenient if you have sections on your website defined by a directory structure (e.g. blog/private vs blog/public) as you can use such URL patterns to quickly restrict access to a bigger part of the site. If you have any questions about our modules or need help about something don't hesitate to drop us a mail. You can view all of our open source modules under our company profile on GitHub.

Our new Orchard module, Associativy Internal Link Graph Builder released

We recently released a new module of ours, Associativy Internal Link Graph Builder. This module lets you automatically build Associativy graphs by parsing internal links between content items. Associativy graphs are networks of connected content items that can be visualized, explored and searched in many ways, creating a unique form of content display. The Orchard Dojo Graph runs on Associativy too and uses our new module.

Lombiq announced on the Orchard Community Meeting

As you may know, Orchard's community meets on Tuesday every week at 20 o'clock GMT in a Lync meeting room. On today's meeting we took the opportunity to announce and also a bit present Lombiq and Orchard Dojo. The meeting starts with us: By the way the meetings are recorded by Benedek since a long time.

Lombiq's first open source projects

Lombiq maintains and/or provides commercial support for multiple open source projects, Orchard modules and themes, as you can see under our GitHub profile. There are two projects that we actually published along with the founding of Lombiq: Pretty Good Bootstrap Base Theme and Orchard Read-only. PGBBT is an Orchard theme that is intended to be used as a base theme. It contains Twitter's Bootstrap CSS framework and adapts it to be used with Orchard. Styles are packaged as individual files so you can use only what you really need. The theme employs a minimal amount of shape template overrides for maintainability and LESS for helping re-usability. PGBBT is the base theme under the themes of Orchard Dojo and Lombiq.com itself. Read-only is a simple module for a simple task: to switch your Orchard site into "read-only mode". That means, with this module you can put your site into a state where no content item can be saved. Instead, a customizable message is displayed. This is useful if you want to freeze your site's content for a short time for some reason - we use it for seamlessly updating our sites' code (more on that later). We hope you find our open source project useful!