Making the Most of Plone's Content Types - Dan Jacka

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Dan Jacka will walk us through configuring the content types in a Plone site - controlling which are addable where, experimenting with sub-types, etc. Smart use of these features can greatly simplify how a content creator/editor works with a Plone site.

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Making the Most of Plone's Content Types - Dan Jacka

  1. 1. Making the Most of Plone's Content Types Making the Most of Plone's Content Types Dan Jacka Signify Ltd. 28 April 2010
  2. 2. Making the Most of Plone's Content Types What we'll cover What we'll cover Plone content type basics Restricting which types can be added Content type portlets Leveraging existing types The future of Plone's content types
  3. 3. Making the Most of Plone's Content Types Basics Basics
  4. 4. Making the Most of Plone's Content Types Basics A fresh site
  5. 5. Making the Most of Plone's Content Types Basics Site tree
  6. 6. Making the Most of Plone's Content Types Basics Addable types
  7. 7. Making the Most of Plone's Content Types Basics Content to add Some news Some events Ploneboard forum PloneFormGen form
  8. 8. Making the Most of Plone's Content Types Basics An fuller site tree
  9. 9. Making the Most of Plone's Content Types Basics Looking like a real site now! All the simple types . . . plus Collections, ands its criteria types, . . . plus the specialist types e.g. News, Event, . . . plus PloneFormGen types e.g. Form Folder, Checkbox, Fieldset, etc. . . . plus Ploneboard types e.g. Forum, Conversation, Comment, etc.
  10. 10. Making the Most of Plone's Content Types Restricting which types can be added Restricting which types can be added Per folder Per folder type Globally
  11. 11. Making the Most of Plone's Content Types Restricting which types can be added per folder (in the Add Menu)
  12. 12. Making the Most of Plone's Content Types Restricting which types can be added per folder type (in portal_types)
  13. 13. Making the Most of Plone's Content Types Restricting which types can be added globally (in portal_types)
  14. 14. Making the Most of Plone's Content Types Restricting which types can be added Restricting which types can be added Helps to manage complexity Used by default in News and Events Useful for common uploads directory Per type for custom content types Globally for one-o features
  15. 15. Making the Most of Plone's Content Types Content type portlets Content type portlets
  16. 16. Making the Most of Plone's Content Types Content type portlets What does this button do?
  17. 17. Making the Most of Plone's Content Types Content type portlets Type settings
  18. 18. Making the Most of Plone's Content Types Content type portlets Page type settings
  19. 19. Making the Most of Plone's Content Types Content type portlets An example content type portlet
  20. 20. Making the Most of Plone's Content Types Content type portlets Content type portlets The lesser-spotted portlet type Static `help' portlet for complex types Custom types can build on this feature
  21. 21. Making the Most of Plone's Content Types Leveraging existing types Leveraging existing types
  22. 22. Making the Most of Plone's Content Types Leveraging existing types collective.owplayer
  23. 23. Making the Most of Plone's Content Types Leveraging existing types collective.owplayer
  24. 24. Making the Most of Plone's Content Types Leveraging existing types Leveraging existing types Build smart functionality around the existing types Plone core moving to plone.folder For developers: archetypes.schemaextender
  25. 25. Making the Most of Plone's Content Types And nally . . . And nally . . . Dexterity Build content types through-the-web . . . but with the full power of lesystem code Lighter than Archetypes version 1.0 beta 1 out now.
  26. 26. Making the Most of Plone's Content Types And nally . . . Dexterity
  27. 27. Making the Most of Plone's Content Types And nally . . . Dexterity
  28. 28. Making the Most of Plone's Content Types And nally . . . Dexterity
  29. 29. Making the Most of Plone's Content Types And nally . . . Dexterity
  30. 30. Making the Most of Plone's Content Types And nally . . . Dexterity
  31. 31. Making the Most of Plone's Content Types And nally . . . Dexterity
  32. 32. Making the Most of Plone's Content Types Summary Summary Restricting types - helps control and organise your site Content type portlets - don't neglect them! Choose (and develop) products that add functionality to existing types Try Dexterity

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