In the first session of the second day of Orchard Harvest, Steve Taylor showed how to build a new theme for Orchard Core. All the pieces are already in place for building themed sites, and the work is similar to Orchard 1.x themes, except for some json file editing because of missing admin UI in places. New Razor Pages features can be used, such as tag helpers, @inject directives, etc. The tag helpers in particular, coupled with Orchard’s shapes, make for very clean markup in view files. The video for the talk, when available, will be a valuable reference for people who want to get started building sites with Orchard Core: the CMS now looks feature-complete enough to do some serious work. Widgets are there, the shape system is there, search, navigation, all work. That Steve was able to build a complete site and theme under an hour (with some pre-built css and views, of course) shows how far Orchard Core has gone already.