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Layout options for new pages

Topics: Customizing Orchard, General
Aug 2, 2011 at 9:14 PM

I'm evaluating Orchard for use as our in-house CMS to customize for new clients. One thing a client will often want is to be able to select a layout and widgets when creating a new page. Orchard doesn't seem to have this ability, at least all in one place. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but am I understanding the following correctly?

  • There is only one layout file, that defines multiple zones.
  • A new "page" really just deals with the primary body content for that page.
  • To show/hide specific widgets for a given page, that page must be referenced by a layer, which then filters widgets.
Aug 2, 2011 at 9:32 PM

Out of the box yes, but this module: will enable you to pick layouts per item.

You are correct about layers.