Sep 11, 2012 at 1:57 PM
Edited Sep 11, 2012 at 1:58 PM
No worries man, Orchard is beast. I secretly believe no one fully understands its vast array of capabilities and features. But once you get your head around the basics it is awesome. And you were under the correct impression that you could only place stuff
in the content items zone, since that was the case before, it has recently been upgraded and made super awesome. It still has a few little bugs, but I'm sure they will be ironed out soon enough.
You can place the Placement.info file in your module. So you would have this in your Maps module placement file:
This would always place the MapPart in the aside second regardless of which content type you add it to. If you want to have it in the AsideSecond for most content types, but in the Header for your Events content type you would have this:
And placement.info file can also go in your theme. This would probably be best really, as the themes placement.info will override your modules placement. So module should have a generic placement, and your theme would be more site specific. If you see what
I mean. Hope that helps.
One more thing, if you are just starting out and want to get your head around it all, I would recommend following this superb guide to building your first module by sfmskywalker: http://skywalkersoftwaredevelopment.net/blog/writing-an-orchard-webshop-module-from-scratch-part-1 .
This coupled with the http://docs.orchardproject.net/ to look up things you don't quite understand, you should be flying high and creating your own awesome modules in no time.