windowZ

windowZ provides a new content type, named Window, that is similar to the content type Link, but it shows the provided relative or absolute URL inside an iFrame rendered as a Plone page.

Project Description

Many people would like to have external web pages inside their Plone site. windowZ was born to do it, in an elegant way.

windowZ provides a new content type, named Window, that is similar to the content type Link, but it shows the provided relative or absolute URL inside an iFrame rendered as a Plone page.

However we can configure windowZ to do some usefull things to us, like:

  • Displays inside Plone any outside-to-Plone web page available on the web;
  • Catalogs the content from the provided web pages. Users may choose which pages to catalog;
  • Gives users the ability to hide left, right or both columns of the Plone site;
  • Each page may be individually resized;
  • Users may opt display the content metadata or show only the web page without any meta-information in the Plone;
  • Now you can have the ability to show many sites inside your site giving the site URL to show_window template. Someting like this: http://your_plone_site/show_window?url=http://google.com. See a more rich example.

windowZ was the CMFDisplayPage product available only in the Plone collective repository without any release. But it was too hard to mantain and evolute it because its code was pure CMF-aware. So it was rewritten from scratch using ArchGenXML to generate the code, just in a few hours of work.

It's pronunciation may be: windows, windoze, window(Z) of Zope... You are free to choose the way... ;-)

There is a video covering windowZ usage.

Please, help us to improve and translate windowZ!

Current Release
Products.windowZ 1.5

Released Oct 28, 2013 — tested with Plone 4.3, Plone 4.2, Plone 4.1

Maintenance release
More about this release…

Download file Get windowZ for all platforms
Products.windowZ-1.5.zip
If you are using Plone 3.2 or higher, you probably want to install this product with buildout. See our tutorial on installing add-on products with buildout for more information.

All Releases

Version Released Description Compatibility Licenses Status
1.5 Oct 28, 2013 Maintenance release More about this release…
Plone 4.3
Plone 4.2
Plone 4.1
GPL final
1.4.1 Nov 30, 2012 Plone 4 compatibility and other fixes More about this release…
Plone 4.2
Plone 4.1
Plone 4
GPL final
1.2 Aug 23, 2007 windowZ provides a new content type, named Window, that is similar to the content type Link. It shows the provided relative or absolute URL inside an iFrame rendered as a Plone page. More about this release…
Plone 2.1
Plone 2.5
Plone 3
GPL final
1.1 Sep 13, 2006 windowZ provides a new content type, named Window, that is similar to the content type Link. It shows the provided relative or absolute URL inside an iFrame rendered as a Plone page. More about this release…
Plone 2.5.1
Plone 2.5
Plone 2.1.4
Plone 2.1.3
Plone 2.1.2
Plone 2.1.1
Plone 2.1
GPL final
1.0.1 Aug 10, 2006 windowZ provides a new content type, named Window, that is similar to the content type Link. It shows the provided relative or absolute URL inside an iFrame rendered as a Plone page. More about this release…
Plone 2.5
Plone 2.1.3
Plone 2.1.2
Plone 2.1.1
Plone 2.1
GPL final
1.0 Mar 16, 2006 windowZ provides a new content type, named Window, that is similar to the content type Link. It shows the provided relative or absolute URL inside an iFrame rendered as a Plone page. More about this release…
Plone 2.1.2
Plone 2.1.1
Plone 2.1
GPL final