Moving to Orcahrd

Topics: Customizing Orchard, Installing Orchard
Apr 30, 2015 at 5:36 PM
Edited Apr 30, 2015 at 5:38 PM
I am new to Orchard but not to I have read and watched many of the video regarding configuring Orchard and creating modules. My company is moving away from SharePoint foundation because of several issues that we have with delivering a timely solution to our clients. Quite frankly I was against adopting it in the first place but that is another story. I have done quite a lot of SharePoint web parts development, and I would like to ask a couple of architecture questions about Orchard. If I am missing something obvious please tell me, as I have only been reading about this software for about a week and half.

Orchard does not seem to have a well-defined document library system where users can upload files into one or more libraries. Is this something I will need to build?

I notice that when I was creating a new content type you could not add multiple copies of a content type within the new one. For example you could not create a page type with three map content types on it. This is important because we have many pages that are just a collection of 4 or 5 of the same chart control with different data displayed. How would you approach this?

Is it possible or practical to create a content type that just a collection of content types? Therefore, you could add the arbitrary number and types of content you needed for that page during editing. However, is this the wrong way of approaching this in Orchard?

I have many other questions but I will start with these.
Best Regards,
Apr 30, 2015 at 8:13 PM
Please don't post duplicate questions (