One of the major problems with the new component based structure of
AspNetCore is that it's a bit more work to setup a new project. This of course also means that it takes a bit more knowledge to get started with Piranha CMS than it did with the old version. To solve this issue I'm working on releasing a couple of Project Templates together with the
One of the core concepts of Piranha CMS is to be as platform independent as possible. This means that I will not provide any Visual Studio templates as this is a Windows only solution, and instead focus on the .NET CLI tools.
Installing new templates
Templates in the .NET CLI are
NuGet packages that you install on your computer. This is done with the simple command:
> dotnet new -i Piranha.Templates
After the template has been successfully installed you can create a new project by standing in an empty folder and typing.
> dotnet new piranha
By the default the
namespace will be named after the folder you're located in. Pretty easy, right!
The Basic Site template
Besides a classic empty template that just gives you the right references and code to wire up the DI I will also provide a Basic Site template. This will be created with
Bootstrap 4.0 and provide a couple of different Page Types.
The styling will be based on
.scss and is split up into
theme.scss so that you can quickly get rid of the default look to start crafting your own.
A classic startpage with a
heading, collection of
teasers and a main HTML body.
A nicely structured blog archive with a
heading and post listing.
A post detail view with an optional
Basic content page
Just a standard content page with a HTML body. Nothing more, nothing less.
4.2 version isn't released yet I'd love to hear input on what you'd like to see in a project template. If you have certain types of pages that you almost always add for every project I'd be more than happy to include it!
If you want to take a look at the current source code for the project template or maybe contribute to it you can find it in the repo piranha.core.basicweb at