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Create a new theme in Orchard is a complex process

Topics: Administration, Customizing Orchard, General, Writing themes
Jul 3, 2011 at 6:35 AM
Edited Jul 3, 2011 at 6:41 AM

Dear Orchard Developers,

We as .NET Developers have been waiting for such a product like Orchard to develop CMS Web sites as good as Wordpress and this project looks promising, but let's define what are most developers need to achieve using Orchard:

  1. We need to integrate professional themes into Orchard as easy as possible without going through hundreds of clicks.
  2. Orchard needs to cater for at least two levels, basic and advance of creating CMS Web sites. Currently it seems to me only covers the advance level and only the Orchard team is able to implement professional themes.
  3. To achieve adding new features like Taxonomies and topics, we can see a lot of clicks being used which is hard to remember. 
  4. The documentations are there but not thorough and only covers the very easy and basic theme creation.

In summary what I am asking for is using Orchard to integrate professional themes with other common functionalities like adding a blog and pages as easy as possible.

Also, some focus on sub menus is required.