This How To shows how to modify a Plone 3 theme product so that the tabs would have 2 levels of navigation.
How-to customize the icons used for items in the navigation portlet in Plone 2.1 and 2.0
Quick code snippets to use in quick installer installation scripts.
Construction of a map, step by step, that shows each of the Plone content security mechanisms and ultimately how they relate to each other.
Best practices for determining which books should be highlighted in the documentation section of plone.org.
How to make Plone authenticate against Active Directory. (document needs updating because Plone 2.5.x uses PlonePAS instead of GRUF)
Plone supports ActiveDirectory authentication out of the box, but not writing to it. This is a complete example with screenshots and monkey patches to accomplish that. It shows how to completely move storage of users, groups and roles to ActiveDirectory.
This documentation has moved to http://developer.plone.org/content/creating.html#creating-content-using-generic-setup
Step-by-step instructions for adding Python-generated charts to your custom Archetype. I describe a general method that allows you to use any Python graphing libraries that output images (png, gif, jpg, etc.). I use PyChart in this specific example.
If you're writing Python code to customize your site, you may need to create content objects programmatically. It's not hard.
How to move Z SQL Methods out of the ZODB and onto the file system.
Explains how to edit your rss_template to include the body of each rss feed item. (ie, the body of the news item in addition to the title/description).
How to invoke the shadowy and mysterious ExtensibleIndexableObjectWrapper to do something totally useless.
This how-to show the steps for Add KbannerAd to ContentPannels
Adding new properties to members and having them appear on the membership preference forms.
Explains how to add other roles to the set of managed roles at Plone 3 sharing tab.
There are many third-party add-on Products for Plone that can give you additional functionality, often at the click of a button. However, not all Products are created equal. Knowing how to install, test, evaluate and extend them is important.
It is easy to add advertising banners produced by OpenX into a TAL Portlet. Here's how.
Two methods for adding a "Sharing" action-tab to your Plone product or item type.
This howto explains how to add supplementary views to custom content types. These supplementary views are selected specifically for each folder TTW. One example is standard Plone folders, where you can choose between e.g. table view and standard view. Sometimes, you want to do this in your custom content type as well.
a revised How-To "Add the body text to your rss feed"
This how-to describes a simple method to automatically add an icon or text next to hyperlinks (similar to the external link globe icon feature)
Using rolemap.xml to create new Roles is easy, you can add predefined permissions to your new roles. But what if you want to define a new permission for your product? Use setDefaultRoles.
This howto will explain how to add an icon to your Document Actions, so that users can add your page to their del.icio.us bookmarks.
How to add a new index to the portal catalog
This how-to explains how to add a configlet to Plone's control panel and letting the Zope 3 framework do the work for you.
You are maintaining some older Plone instances that you don't want to update, but want that fancy drag and drop folder re-ordering of Plone 2.5? Then this is for you.
Usercase: I had a site where everybody that joined should get a t-shirt. The T-shirts sizes might change later so be nice if it was OK to do this TTW
If you are creating new content types you might want to add support for Plone's advanced search capabilities. This article describes how to achieve it.
Kupu (Visual Editor) edit area size might be too big for pages containing several short rich text fields. This how to explains how to adjust the size per field.
A recipe of how to write a complex set of fall back logic for a scaled image
Tutorial showing how to convert real-life static theme into a Plone theme using collective.xdv
How to disable Kupu's filtering of all inline styles
How to enable a content type to be discussable across entire site.
I had the need for Anonymous Plone users to add, edit, and save a specific content type in a specific location (folder) and couldn't find any resources, thus this quick HowTo.
This howto is about customizing an archetype content to let anonymous users add content, but not be able to view what has already been added.
Building Custom Content Types with ArgoUML and ArchGenXML and Permitting Anonymous Content Submission
And howto on creating a custom content type with ArgoUML and ArchGenXML, and allowing anonymous submission of that content.
How to set up Plone on a secure server, with Apache serving over SSL.
How to create a one-off view for a particular folder in your site.
We will create a rental business as a new product based on Archetypes.
A short tutorial about how to make an archetype that stores data in and reads data from a mysql or a postgresql table. It works on plone-2.5.2 on zope-2.9.5.
ArchGenXML is a code-generator for CMF/Plone applications (Products) based on the Archetypes framework. It parses UML models in XMI-Format (.xmi, .zargo, .zuml), created with applications such as ArgoUML, Poseidon or ObjectDomain. This tutorial will help you get started developing applications with the aid of ArchGenXML. Please note ArchGenXML 1.x is not supported any longer and should be used only to maintain existing projects. If you're starting a new project, use ArchGenXML 2 instead.
If you need help with an error or problem: before asking the question, please take a few minutes to read the guidelines below. It is important to know how to state questions, because once you learn it, answers will come much faster.
How to make Plone authenticate against Active Directory Using PlonePAS
Describes how to setup Plone 2.5 running on Zope 2.5 (using Python 4.0)to authenticate against Active Directory on Windows 2003
Description of setting up Plone to authenticate against Windows
bash scripts to backup linux and use repozo.py for backing up Data.fs Also includes a script to recover Data.fs to a specific point in time
There are several ways to backup all data related to Plone.
How to import/create new users from CSV- a.k.a. Excel-files
Impress your colleagues by using GenericSetup and Zope 3 views efficiently and with minimal effort! This tutorial shows you how to add a new view, how to use it, how to add a new content type and how to hook it all up.
Based on the talk given by Joel Burton at the Plone Conference in Vienna, this Tutorial discusses some of the best practices for Plone development. If you are doing site development with Plone and want to keep your sanity, this is a must-read. Requires some familiarity with Zope and Plone.
YAFOWIL is framework independent form library written in Python. This tutorial shows how to create a simple installable search form.
Provide a fast facility for obtaining a union of lists referring to a particular item, using a keyword index in Plone's portal catalog
All the steps necessary to set up a buildout environment on Windows system using the Plone Windows installer as a base.
How to change Plone's default cache settings so you can cache pages on your site.(Anonymous only)
How to change Plone's default cache settings so you can cache pages on your site.
This how-to shows how to catalog non-object data in the catalog, and search for them. Useful when you've a list of items you wish to use like an sql table.
How to change the types of events (e.g. "meeting" or "appointment") available to the standard Plone Event type.
If you want a subfolder to have a different appearance than the rest of your site, you can add a simple page template and a stylesheet to a folder that affects it and all of its subfolders.
There isn't an obvious way to change the order in which items are sorted in a folder. The smart thing to do is use a Collection. An alternative is to override the the template or the getFolderContents script.
When transitioning a folderish object, transition all children objects automatically.
How to substitute the standard Plone logo with your own logo - a through-the-web approach.
A brief how-to for changing the logo area for the front page only
How to change the title of the "Members" folder
This tutorial will show how you can change the icons of the navigation bar for each folder.
Language negotiation strategy determines the language of the site when the visitor comes in for the first time. This document tells how to change language negotiation strategy for a Plone site.
How to change the tabs (Home, News, etc) at the top of your Plone portal.
How to change the password of the default administrator user.
Review the default output from "paster create" to determine which template you need.
Spammers have targeted Plone sites recently by posting content that will redirect you to a different site. Here's how to protect your site — and how to clean up if you have already been hit by this.
How to close the site so that users can't sign themselves up.
This tutorial explains many common use cases for collaborating within Plone. You will find examples of the many ways you can control content editing and adding by users.
How to create a Collection Portlet
How to set access to a particular folder for a "collective" user - that is, viewing published content in this folder requires logging in under a shared username/password.
How to compile various python modules for win32.
This will show how to create a weather portlet using Plone 3's built-in static portlet.
If you write your own product with "configlets" to configure product-specific settings, here's how to install these configlets so that they appear in the Plone control panel.
This tutorial introduces the Kupu interface and explains how to insert images, create FAQ pages, and use Kupu's ResolveUID feature. It was written by Quintagroup content manager for end-users and is compatible with Kupu 1.4.x.
This document briefly introduces you to content rules. Content rules allows you to associate automatic actions to site editing events.
Shows how to control which portlets (the boxes on the left and right hand side) show up where.
One might want to convert an existing single user Plone site to real CMS where people can submit content and it has to be reviewed. This how to gives guidance to achieve the goal.
This will enable users to remain logged in beyond one browser session.
Most people who have been working with Zope and Plone for some time have learned, on one day or another, what it means for Zope to "spin". It incessantly uses 100% cpu, or very close, and, though it accepts HTTP connections, it never responds, requiring a restart. If your live Zope is spinning, you are most assuredly not having a good day, but there are some measures you can take to ease your pain.
This tutorial will show you how to add the ability to OCR documents in Plone using Tesseract OCR. An "OCR Document" action will be added to appropriate files and when the user chooses this action a text file with the OCR results will be added to the container.
Quick instructions how to create a copy of a Plone site.
Learn how to create a different look and feel for your site, using only CSS sleight-of-hand.
Create a main navigation link which redirects to an arbitrary location AND maintain control of the portal_tab order
You want to have a link in your main navigation that redirects to a specific url and you want to control the order of how the tabs are displayed.
Guides a developer through the steps involved in creating a new project in the Plone collective.
How to use Plone's thumbnail display mode to create a photo album.
Import existing photo album as external resources by creating a ExPhotoAlbum product
How do I create a reviewer account to publish pending documents?
How to create and install your custom tool.
Zope External Methods allow you to write and register python scripts that can be called through-the-web to manipulate your Zope/Plone instance. The main difference is that these can do things with a much higher privilege level since they are located on the file system, not in the web interface.
Customization Policies are used to collect all the setup for a deployable site in a central location.
Here we describe how to programatically protect different elements of the Plone Control Panel with different permissions, so you can grant e.g. access to the Calendar configlet but not to the Add-ons one.
How to link to resources located inside and outside the site.
You can get the user's preferred language through context/portal_languages/getPreferredLanguage. Use an object's 'getTranslation' method to get the translated object. You can then use this object's URL and title when linking to it.