I'm a newbie who has done lots of asp.net, c#, html coding in the past but would prefer to set up a website with no programming required. I want to just use what is there. I selected Orchard because of my familiarity with asp.net and c# just in case I
have to do some light programming. I don't want to become an Orchard expert but instead learn what is needed and get the site out there and then learn more as I maintain and extend the site. So I'm looking for the easiest way to do a website with the functionality
I require and that is easy to maintain. I've read a lot of the documentation and played around with Orchard a little bit, nothing extensive.
The site will be updated and added to frequently. The home page will have 9 or 12 areas. An area will contain an article summary (100 or 200 words) or maybe a poll (maybe 100 or 200 words), or perhaps an image and link. If the user clicks on the article summary,
he goes to a different page for the full article (the full article could be on the same site or might go to a different website).
Each homepage area will be uniquely named (tagged). The areas will remain the same but will get different content periodically (like a new poll or a new article).
From the menu, the user can click a tag or menu item and get a page that only those tagged articles in summary form in descending order. Click on one and go to the full page article.
Perhaps I can have 4 types of content:
- Article summary
- Full article
- Image and Link
I would have 5 types of pages:
- Home page
- Full Article page
- Summary of articles page
- List of Polls page
- List of Images and Links page
Any suggestions from the experts here on how to setup a site like that? Is there a good sample project out there that is close to what I want? What Orchard capabilities should I look at?