The final chapters cover deployment and performance optimization. As a ready-to-use Content Management System with a focus on usability, Plone makes it easy for content authors to create and edit web content. First, you are introduced to Plone and the case study, and learn to set up a development environment. This second edition is completely revised and up-to-date for Plone 4. However, Packt Publishing cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information.
He doesn't give up until you know exactly what's going on. He has years of experience developing with Plone and answering questions on the support forums, and is one of the most patient and eloquent writers around. A common misconception is that Plone 3 will. This brings me to why this book is so unique, and why we are lucky to have Martin as part of our community. It should also be possible to use them inside other Python applications.
Chapter 7 demonstrates how to safely test, install, and customize Plone add-on products. Relational Databases Relational Databases vs. Standalone Views and Forms Pages Without a Specific Context Templates in Skin Layers Views Available on All Objects Views on the Portal Root Invoking Standalone Pages Writing Custom Forms Checking Form Submit Buttons Form Input Converters Performing Redirects Automatically Generating Forms The Form Controller Tool Forms in Viewlets Global Template Variables and Helper Views Summary 12. It illustrates how to customize style sheets, templates, browser views, viewlets, and portlets—all without modifying the source code of Plone itself. The book's cover Plone is a stable and well thought of application. Here we will use zope. By customising and extending the base platform, integrators can build unique solutions tailored to specific projects quickly and easily.
Chapter 5 concentrates on creating a policy product to manage site policy decisions and configuration settings related to the case study application. If you find a mistake in one of our books—maybe a mistake in text or code—we would be grateful if you would report this to us. It was at one point the killer application for the Python programming language, and has inspired various other applications and frameworks, as well as improvements in Python itself. Another thing that sets Martin's book apart is his unparalleled ability to explain advanced and powerful concepts in a very accessible way. Nine Core Concepts of Zope Programming 1.
Chapter 2 introduces a case study, setting the scene for the rest of the book. Describing Functionality with Interfaces Using Interfaces in Catalog Searches 5. As a ready-to-use Content Management System with a focus on usability, Plone makes it easy for content authors to create and edit web content. Acting as the de facto head of the Plone documentation team for well over a year, he has witnessed an explosive growth in the documentation available for Plone. The book is divided into four sections. When not doing Plone projects, he likes to spend time with his supportive wife, Sarah. This was our defining moment.
It covers setting up a suitable development environment, customizing Plone's look and feel, creating new content types and forms, connecting to external databases, and managing users and groups intelligently. This book focuses primarily on the developer-oriented aspect of Plone. Aimed at developers wanting to leverage the proven user interface and flexible infrastructure of this open-source Content Management System, it takes a pragmatic approach, building a realistic example application whose code is included with the book. We also reached the conclusion that I should focus on what I was passionate about—instead of coding, I wanted to build great user interfaces and make things easy to use. Chapter 6 explores Plone's security model, and makes the case for using workflow as the primary tool for implementing a security policy by showing how to install a custom workflow using GenericSetup. The next section covers basic customization, including theming a Plone site. This book focuses primarily on the developer-oriented aspect of Plone.
Topics such as creating the development environment, installation, customization and adding enhanced functionality, based on Plone the framework, are defined with reasonable detail and all the main themes look back to the master design. When is a package a gem or a gem an egg or an object repository etc, etc? Readers would also benefit from some prior experience with Zope or Plone, for example as site administrators or power users. Chapter 9 delves deeper into the nine core concepts underpinning Zope and Plone development. One such application is of course Zope 2. The E-mail message field is required.
I knew there and then that Martin would become an important part of the Plone project. The files available for download will then be displayed. This is expanded with new policies in nearly every subsequent chapter. Component Registries Using Utilities Global Utilities Named Utilities Local Utilities Tools 7. Readers would also benefit from some prior experience with Zope or Plone, for example as site administrators or a power users. Customer Support Now that you are the proud owner of a Packt book, we have a number of things to help you to get the most from your purchase. What you will learn from this book :Setting up a productive development environmentBasics of Plone customisation and extensionTheming a Plone site using Diazo and plone.
Here we will also create a custom portlet using Plone 3's new portlets infrastructure. This book is aimed at developers who want to build content-centric web applications leveraging Plone's proven user interface and flexible infrastructure. No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the publisher, except in the case of brief quotations embedded in critical articles or reviews. Note Important notes appear in a box like this. Currently he works is an independent consultant, specializing in Zope and Plone.