Plix

by Shane Graber last modified Feb 16, 2011 02:15 AM

Plix is a visual theme for Plone 2.0.5 based on the popular Blix Wordpress theme.

Project Description

Plix is a visual theme for the Plone CMS, based on the "Blix" Wordpress template by Sebatian Schmieg. Icons by Kevin Potts and the rest by the Plone team.

Plix uses the MySkin product written by Martin Aspeli to create it's visual theme installation package.

Blix was ported to the Plone CMS by Shane Graber

REQUIREMENTS

Tested with:

  • Plone 2.0.5
  • Python 2.3.3
  • Zope 2.7.0

This theme is not yet compatible with Plone 2.1.

INSTALLATION

Installation is straight-forward:

  • Unzip Plix1.0.0.zip to your Products directory
  • Restart Zope
  • Log in as Manager to your Plone site and install from Plone Setup
  • While in Plone Setup, navigate to Skins and select the Plix skin from the dropdown list

NOTES

Visually tested in IE6 and Firefox 1.0.6. Other browsers/versions may not work 100%.

Due to the visual theme, the following Plone components have been hidden using CSS:

  • Left slot (#portal-column-one)
  • Search box (#portal-searchbox)
  • Site actions (#portal-siteactions)
  • Colophon (#portal-colophon)

Due to the left column being hidden, you will more than likely be missing a couple portlets. Log into the ZMI and navigate to your Plone root and move all of your portlets in left_slots over to right_slots.

The search box has been moved into a portlet. To use this portlet, add the following to your right_slots in the root of your Plone site:

  • here/portlet_searchbox/macros/portlet

The colophon has been moved into a portlet. To use this portlet, add the following to your right_slots in the root of your Plone site:

  • here/portlet_colophon/macros/portlet

Any portal logo you use will need to have a background transparency so that the portal top background image bleeds through. The way that I got around this was to change the default logo name from logo.jpg to logo.gif in base_properties.

I borrowed prefs_main_template.pt from the Plubrick Plone theme by 'seanf':

http://plone.org/products/plubrick

The theme will break its width when viewing the Error log and Undo. The theme will also break when viewing the Members folder unless you add a right_slots property to that particular folder in the ZMI along with your portlets.

This is my first release of a Plone product. Bug fixes and feedback are greatly appreciated!

Current Release

No stable release available yet.

All Releases

Version Released Description Compatibility Licenses Status
1.0.0 Plix is a visual theme for the Plone CMS, based on the "Blix" Wordpress template. This is the initial release and am interested in feedback. More about this release…
Plone 2.0.5
GPL beta