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Frustation using orchard galleries

Topics: Core, Customizing Orchard, General
Dec 2, 2014 at 6:41 AM
hi. I'm trying to add contact form to my production website.
I think using module from orchard galleries should be fine for this simple thing.
tried some of them but none actually works.

the thing that get on my nerve is I dont actually know the features of the module from gallery.
I just have to install it and try for myself. Checking whether it creates a part, or a widget or anything.
Only to find out that the module is not loaded. Even though i initially had enabled it.
The name of the module is shown in features list, but enabled/disabled button is not shown.
No logs in the log file.

So I tried adding the module to a fresh orchard.source and build it. errors found.
After trying several modules and the same thing happen, I start questioning whether we really should use modules from the gallery.
We dont know what are the features, what it do, we dont know the compatibility to orchard version. So lack of information.
Basically its trial and errors.
Dec 2, 2014 at 7:05 AM
I agree. Although it's up to the module author to provide proper documentation and a functioning module, the gallery definitely needs an overhaul.