Calvin Hendryx-Parker: How to create microsites with Lineage

A talk at Plone Symposium East 2009. Track A, 10am, May 29.

Do you want your site administrators to easily manage multiple, seemingly independent, sub-entity websites in one Plone instance? Six Feet Up's CTO Calvin Hendryx-Parker will explain how this can be done by using Lineage.

Lineage is a Plone product developed by Six Feet Up that allows subfolders of a Plone site to appear as autonomous Plone sites to the everyday user. Calvin will go over how to install the product and how to activate a folder into a child site. Lineage can be combined with ThemeSwitcher, a product by the WebLion group, to allow users to visually differentiate between parent and child sites.

Calvin will move on to describe how Lineage takes advantage of Plone's INavigationRoot interface by allowing the sharing of common resources amongst multiple subsites such as the portal catalog and user management. Calvin will also go over how this simultaneously saves on system resource overhead and allows a single upgrade of the deployment to update all microsites.

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