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User Group 7/05 meeting: Plone Site Product (1Z Site Class)

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I will be presenting a Plone Site Product (1Z Site Class) that allows fast and easy site development from the file system.

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1Z Site Class Product Page

What good is a site product?

to develop Plone sites on the FS

to quickly create new Plone sites

to inherit from existing Plone sites

to inherit skins from existing Plone sites

to keep a separation from content and structure

to save time

Some of the features I will cover

  1. each site has a Home folder, so
    1. the base Plone folder stays clean
  2. workflow is modified to work
  3. content can be created from site product
  4. keeps skins folders simple, but orginized
  5. can re-run each section on existing site
  6. can duplicate sites for testing or replicating
  7. Site Class include many useful development methods
  8. sites can inherit functions or skins from other sites
  9. base class features
    1. access to any property
    2. modify all aspects of workflow
    3. modify any action
    4. set any content type to use factory
    5. customize 3rd party products
    6. patch Plone/Zope objects
    7. create folders and pages, with
      • properties, workflow, local roles, anything
    8. each function is a separate method
      • control the order the methods are executed
    9. override, ignore any function
    10. automatically install any other products
    11. copy page templates on the FS into Zope
    12. and more!
  10. unit testing for Plone site product!

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