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Plone An overview Jonas Nielsen
Agenda Main functionalities: Member folder, content objects, workflow Portlets, Skins Configuration in Zmi New content types Multilingual tools
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.
Content creation Structured text Epoz
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).
Customizing of main_template
Other configuration Portal tabs, object tabs and folder buttons can be set in the zmi in portal_actions
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 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