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Project Description
Morphfolia is a CMS and web application framework (for the typical Microsoft ASP.NET stack), designed to work in a hosted environment.

It's been in development for the last 4 years, and is now available on CodePlex.

For more info see its offcial site:

Rather than starting a new web application by opening up a blank solution in Visual Studio, start with Morphfolia instead - you get a lot of capability out of the box that you can leverage quickly. If you like the ASP.NET MVC you may like Morphfolia - because it makes extensive use of HttpHandlers it has a lot of the integration points available in the ASP.NET MVC Framework.


The following articles are published on

Out-Of-The-Box Features / Capabilities

CMS / WCM (End User Features)

  • Editing: content and page separation (for more flexible management and reuse of content).
  • Human and Search engine friendly URLs
  • Blogging.
  • Dynamic / auto generated site map
  • Site Index (just like an index at the back of a text book).
  • Tag-clouds auto filled based on content.
  • Search engine, with “Google Suggests” type search preview as the search criteria is typed, including page count and word count.
  • Web based admin section.
  • Real-time Web Stats, including: traffic flow, Dashboards, ability to view individual session “history” and flow, search and export.
  • Supports templates for layout, look and feel.
  • File and Image Managers for uploading and management of files; auto generates thumbnail images for uploaded images.
  • Basic WYSIWYG content editor, with Image Manager and File Manager integration.
  • Also allows “forms” to be defined (at dev-time) for capturing data in a “form” rather than “open HTML” format via the WYSIWYG editor.
  • User management; support for individual user logins across multiple directories.
  • Audit logging

Framework (Developer Features)

  • Purpose built to work in a hosted environment (where you don't have a lot of control over the box), with self-support functionality.
  • Http Handler driven - page serving, indicative search results, line charts and pie charts, and more.
  • Searchable administrator audit trail.
  • Authentication via standard ASP.NET forms authentication.
  • User / role support via standard ASP.NET System.Web.Security.SqlRoleProvider, System.Web.Security.SqlMembershipProvider and System.Web.Profile.SqlProfileProvider
  • Logging extensive and customizable system logging via Microsoft Enterprise Libraries 3.1; plus online search and extract facility.
  • Performance logging via Microsoft Enterprise Libraries 3.1 Tracers.
  • Abstracted data access, with a Microsoft SQL 2005 implementation (utilizing the Microsoft Enterprise Libraries data access block).
  • Anti XSS provided via Microsoft AntiXSS library.
  • XSS and SQL-Injection resistant.
  • Multiple integration points: supports (MVC like) HTTP Handlers and WebForms.
  • Attribute driven templates and modules.
  • Supports addition of templates without recompilation.
  • Re-useable custom-property facility.
  • Layered architecture.
  • Small dependency footprint.
  • Library of re-useable web controls (such as Tag-Cloud and Search Input).
  • IT operational support pages, including dynamic ‘self documenting’ pages for appSettings and event ids.

Last edited Aug 29, 2011 at 4:48 AM by AdrianK, version 25