Presentation on theme: "Plone An overview Jonas Nielsen. Agenda Main functionalities: Member folder, content objects, workflow Portlets, Skins Configuration in Zmi New content."— Presentation transcript:
What do plone add to zope Based on Zope and CMF Plone is a portal ready to use
Users Users can register themselves They have a member folder They have their own settings (e.g. name, preferred editing mode) Users can add and edit content types Users can request a document to be published and a publisher can then publish it.
Portlets Plone has optional boxes in the left and the right side. These are set in the properties tab of the plone instance. Example portlets: about, events, calendar, favorites, login, navigation, news, related, review.
Skins Plone can have different skins. It consists of prioritised folders in portal_skins. The user edits the custom folder which overwrites all the others. You normally overwrite main_template, ploneCustom.css, portal_logo (as a minimum) and add your own pictures and code. Code is written as Zope Page Templates (zpt).
Plones form and navigation Set in portal_properties/navigation_properties (navigation) and portal_properties/form_properties (validation) Portal_Types and Portal_workflow Folder content can be syndicated as rss
Creating a new content type If you use Factory-based type information you cant add new fields. A new content type can be made as a file- system based product. Another method is using a tool called archetypes. It creates a skeleton of the view and edit form of the type.
Localization Date format and language can be set in plone itself. Plone 2 uses another tool than localizer. It is called Placeless translation service and i18nlayer for content.
Documentation http://plone.org/docum entation/http://plone.org/docum entation/ There are newsgroups and irc channels available for discussing plone. The plone book will be available in print in june. (currently online).
Conclusion / Discussion Plone adds a lot of reusable functionality Plone can be overkill (especially if you dont need the member folder). Plone has nice and neutral user interface. Plone limits creative freedom