[triangle-zpug] Plone newbie questions

sbrauer1 at nc.rr.com sbrauer1 at nc.rr.com
Fri Oct 24 15:40:41 CEST 2003


Bear in mind I'm writing this from a CMF point of view, but I bet a lot of this applies to Plone too:

You can customize the "logged_in" page such that it redirects the user to their homepage.  You can get the url of the user's homepage with this python expression: here.portal_membership.getHomeUrl()

You can get the actual home folder object with this python expression:
here.portal_membership.getHomeFolder()

You can customize the script that the join form calls (I believe "register" is the script) and have it delete the default index_html (use homefolder.manage_delObjects('index_html').  Then have the script create a ZPT with the id index_html that does whatever you want.  For instance:

homefolder.manage_addProduct['PageTemplates'].manage_addPageTemplate(
        id='index_html', title='', text="<span tal:replace='structure here/member_homepage'>homepage</span>")

Then create a ZPT in the skin called member_homepage that does the various catalog queries and lays out a member homepage.  

Hope this helps!
- Sam

----- Original Message -----
From: Chris Calloway <cbc at unc.edu>
Date: Thursday, October 23, 2003 7:34 pm
Subject: [triangle-zpug] Plone newbie questions

> I'm sending this here because it is simply not showing up on 
> plone-users. Plus, I actually solved a couple of problems since 
> trying 
> to post to plone-users. And my manager thinks some of you NCSU 
> plonistas 
> are going to have the answers.
> 
> I have the kind of questions that deserve an RTFM response. It's that
> I'm a plone development newbie, new on the job, thrown off the deep 
> end,and I have a do or die deadline Monday. And I am furiously RingTFM
> and looking at examples. Assume I know enough Python, some Zope, and
> teensy amount of CMF (enough to know how steep the curve is). I've 
> builtunsophisticated non-CMF Zope sites. I've read Zope Book (made the
> mistake of reading the print version), Zope Bible, and Plone book. I'm
> now reading the ZWACK. The instance is Plone 1.04, CMF 1.3.1, Zope 
> 2.6.1, Redhat 9 (current RPM that is, I think).
> 
> 1) How do I change the default login behavior to go to a user's home
> page upon login?
> 
> 2) Joining creates an index_html in the user's member folder. The
> default is that this index_html is a document. How do I control 
> what is
> generated into that initial index_html? The reason will be apparent in
> the next question.
> 
> 3) This index_html on the user's home page should be pre-machined to
> show customized content in this manner:
> 
> a) /myportal/portal_properties/site_properties has had the addition 
> of a
> lines property called "available_interests." Done.
> 
> b) /myportal/portal_memberdata has had the addition of a string 
> propertycalled "interests". Done.
> 
> c) A personalize_form added to /myportal/portal_skins/custom allows 
> theuser to select multiple available_interests and save them as the 
> user'sinterests. Done.
> 
> d) Each item (documents, images, events, etc.) which has been added to
> the portal has been tagged with keywords in the metadata by content
> developers. Notice there are now two things here: a user's 
> interests and
> an item's keywords. Done.
> 
> e) The list of available_interests exactly matches the list of 
> existingkeywords. Done. (This was done this way because later on 
> there needs to
> be a facility for many to many relationships between interests and
> keywords, a method for content developers to create those 
> relationships,and a method for persist those relationships. But 
> that's for later when
> things are hopefully more sane after deadline.)
> 
> f) Now assuming that there are these keyword/interest relationships,
> which for today is simply string equivalence, this index_html which is
> automagically generated in each user's folder upon joining should:
> 
> i) Grab the user's interests,
> 
> ii) Find all the items in the portal with keywords corresponding
> (equivalent) to the user's interests,
> 
> iii) Display links in a folderish fashion (similar to content view) to
> all those items found in the interest/keyword search as the user's
> automatically generated index_html. That is, push content in which the
> user is interested onto the user's home page.
> 
> iv) Note this is not the same as Favorites. Favorites are chosen and
> maintained by the user on an item by item basis. The pushed content is
> chosen for the user by an automated collaboration of the user's chosen
> interests and the content developer's chosen keywords for an item.
> 
> v) FYI, the objective for a later version of this is to limit the push
> on the user's home page to only certain content types, to have a 
> defaultbehavior for each of those content types to display on the 
> user's home
> page in some manner other than just a link, and to have the display of
> content types visually segregated on the user's home page by 
> content type.
> 
> 4) If I'm totally full of it to think that I can get up the speed to
> have this done by Monday, please let me know. The first thing the I 
> needto know is if this is possible to accomplish in the now to 
> Monday time
> frame before I do much more hunting. Assume I'm working all 
> weekend. 
> This kind of stuff is a piece of cake in a straight up Zope site. 
> But in 
> the Plone idiom I'm still lost.
> 
> BTW, I enjoyed our meeting again last night. If you've read this 
> far, 
> I'll reward you by remebering one thing I forgot to point out last 
> night. That is: if you want to play with Plone without installing 
> it, 
> you can go get yourself some free as in beer Plone hosting here:
> 
> http://www.objectis.org
> 
> Not only can you get yourself some free hosting, but it comes with 
> your 
> own subdomain. Objectis is a French company.
> 
> Sincerely,
> 
> Chris Calloway
> http://www.seacoos.org
> CB #3056, 06 Howell Hall, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
> (919) 962-4205
> 
> 
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