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Community features in Orchard

Topics: Core, Customizing Orchard
Nov 19, 2013 at 5:26 AM
Does anyone know exactly what Community features are available in Orchard, either out-of-box or as custom modules. I know a few features that are there (like blogs, social) but there is a lot more to a community site.
Nov 19, 2013 at 10:29 AM
What features are you looking for?

These are what I know of:
  • Blogs
  • Comments
  • Extended user profiles (with the Profile module)
  • Log in with external providers like Facebook, Google (several third party modules enable this)
  • Forums (with the Forum module)
  • Voting and rating (third party modules)
  • Shoutbox (with the Shoutbox module)
  • Integration with social networks (e.g. share buttons, widgets; third party modules)
What I can think of but are not implemented yet AFAIK:
  • Private messaging
  • Adding other users as friends
Nov 20, 2013 at 5:10 AM
Exactly, the ones you have mentioned and a few like:
  • Public Message board
  • Sending group and private messages to friends
  • Favourites
Nov 21, 2013 at 11:35 AM
The mentioned Forum and Shoutbox modules deliver the "Public Message board" functionality.