A Plone product that enables you to add portlets to the central column in a page

Project Description


  • This product enables you to put portlets in places other than right and left columns, specifically:

    • Underneath global nav but above portal-columns so it spans the width of the page
    • above the main heading (h1) of the page
    • at the base of the page, above the footer
    • in the footer well

    In each area, you can add up to three columns of portlets.

  • You should use CSS (in the custom folder in portal_skins, or in your own theme product) to configure how these portlets should appear relative to each other and to the content.

  • This may allow you to create distinctive layouts for pages, folders etc without having to write new zope page templates

To install the product

  • See docs/INSTALL.TXT for instructions

To add portlets above the content

  1. Log into your Plone site as a Manager (or someone else with the "Portlets: Manage portlets" permission)
  2. Go to the place in your site where you want portlets. For example: * If you want portlets on your home page only, go to http://yourSiteURL/front-page * If you want portlets on your entire site, go to http://yourSiteURL
  3. Bring up a management page by either (a) Clicking the "add, edit or remove portlets link" [*]; or (b) Adding "/@@manage-portletsabovecontent" to the end of the URL and hitting "return"
  4. You should see a management page entitled "Manage Portlets Above Content" This gives you the option to add portlets in one or more of three columns: A, B and C You can add as many portlets in each column as you like Other commands (reordering, hiding, blocking portlets) are the same as for the right and left columns
[*]Note: if you are in a folder that has a default page, this will take you to a screen where you can add portlets to that page. If you want to add portlets to all the pages in the folder, make sure you are on the folder rather than the default page (e.g. by clicking the "contents" tab) before clicking the link.

To add portlets below the content

Follow the above instructions, but instead of clicking the "add, edit or remove portlets above content" link or adding /@@manage-portletsabovecontent to the URL:

  1. Click the "add, edit or remove portlets below the content" link; or
  2. Add /@@manage-portletsbelowcontent to the end of the URL

Technical details

  • The product adds two new viewlets; within each of these are three portlet managers (specified in portlets.xml) For details of exactly which viewlet managers these viewlets slot into:
    • see configure.zcml in Products/ContentWellPortlets/browser
    • or install the product, go to your Plone site and add /@@manage-viewlets to the URL


4.2.1 (2013-02-22)

  • i18n fixes from Maurizio Lupo. [cah190]
  • Adding missing Spanish translations. [cah190]
  • Adding missing French translations from Nick Rossi. [cah190]

4.2.0 (2013-01-18)

  • Adding PortletsBelowContentTitle based on Maurizio Lupo's code along with upgrade step. [cah190]
  • Replace migration code with ZCML upgrade step. [cah190]
  • Merged Italian translation from Maurizio Lupo. Thanks! [cah190]

4.1.0 (2011-11-30)

  • Added another portlet manager below the global nav but above portal-columns [robzonenet]
  • Added upgrade step and improved renderer to fail gracefully when the upgrade has not yet been run. [cah190]

4.0.1 (2011-11-22)

  • Fixed container link for footer portlets. [robzonenet]

4.0 (2011-08-18)

  • Portlet managers' css identifiers are now of the format 'AbovePortletManager1' instead of the previously used 'portletsAboveContentA' [esteele]
  • Use Plone 4's to handle layout automatically. Portlet managers will now display as 1/[number of portlet managers with visible portlets] wide. For example, if three of the six portlet managers have visible portlets, each will fill 1/3 of the available area. Themes based on plonetheme.sunburst will see the changes. Others will either need to use sunburst's columns.css or manually align content using each portlet manager's unique id. [esteele]
  • Depend on 'Products.CMFPlone' instead of 'Plone'. See for more information. [esteele]

3.0 (2011-03-09)

  • Release 3.0 Final [esteele]

3.0b2 (2011-02-28)

  • Change the way the footer portlets viewlet is registered so that it plays a bit more nicely with themes. [esteele]
  • Add a class="row" to the footer portlet template to prevent it from bleeding into the content area. [esteele]

3.0b1 (2011-01-27)

  • Pin to Plone 4.0 or better. Those looking for 3.x compatibility are best sticking with ContentWellPortlets 2.0. [esteele]
  • Added French translation [kiorky,numahell]
  • Added Spanish translation [macagua]
  • Added support for i18n [macagua]

2.1 (2010-06-21)

  • Move "above" portlets to IAboveContent viewlet manager. [esteele]
  • Tweak styling of "manage portlets" links, add managePortletsFallback class. [esteele]

2.0 (2009-10-12)

  • Adds Footer portlets
  • Adds extra portlet managers to each content well portlet area (6 per area: above content, below content, and footer) - 18 total
  • Included extra example css in README.txt
  • Cleaned up manager UI
  • Adds warning message when on a default view of a container.

1.1 (2008-12-19)

  • Added our own portlet manager renderer (closes ticket #952)
  • Got rid of CSS associated with the previous (fudge) method of rendering we were using

1.0.1 (2008-12-17)

  • Fixed an issue with an incomplete egg

1.0 (2008-12-16)

  • Initial release

Current Release
Products.ContentWellPortlets 4.2.1

Released Feb 22, 2013

Download file Get ContentWellPortlets for all platforms
Download file Get ContentWellPortlets for all platforms
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
4.2.1 Feb 22, 2013 More about this release… GPL final
4.2.0 Jan 18, 2013 Adds a new content well below the content title and an Italian translation. More about this release…
Plone 4.2
Plone 4.1
Plone 4
GPL final
4.1.0 Nov 30, 2011 Added a new content well in the header and addressed upgrade issues with sites being inaccessible until the product was upgraded or reinstalled. To use the new content wells, be sure to run the upgrade step in the Add-ons section of Site Setup. More about this release…
Plone 4.1
Plone 4
GPL final
4.0.1 Nov 22, 2011 More about this release… GPL final
4.0 Aug 18, 2011 More about this release… GPL final
3.0 Mar 09, 2011 This release of ContentWellPortlets is specifically targeted to Plone 4. Those using Plone 3 should use ContentWellPortlets 2.x. More about this release…
Plone 4
GPL final
2.1 Jun 22, 2010 Adds Plone 4.0 compatibility. More about this release…
Plone 4
Plone 3
GPL final
2.0.1 Oct 13, 2009 Adds portlets in the footer and enables more portlets managers per well. More about this release…
Plone 3
GPL final