Plone Mini Portals
A content item that acts like the customizable root of a simplified portal.
Use Case: You want to be able to create a number of subsites within a Plone instance. Each subsite needs to act like a portal unto itself, except that it will have no independent membership component. Each will typically be maintained by only a few persons.
A PloneMiniPortal is a folderish object that acts like the root of a simplified portal. PloneMiniPortal provides two major components of this:
- The MiniPortal object itself, which allows the manager of a MiniPortal to control many aspects of its presentation and behavior.
- Replacements for the navigation, news and upcoming events portlets, the search box, and the event and news tabs that start their searches at the MiniPortal object. This makes a MiniPortal object act -- in many ways -- like a portal root.
The MiniPortals product was developed for a community network that wishes to be able to allocate easily maintained simple web sites to community groups.
We anticipate that MiniPortals will be most useful when deployed within a Plone instance tuned for this purpose. Trying to use MiniPortals inside a Plone instance in use for much else will probably endanger mental health.
No stable release available yet.