As Plone does not offer this functionality yet, PloneFolderOrder is a solution that works in todays Plone sites. Once integrated into Plone, it will become obsolete for newer versions of Plone, but there are enough Plone sites that need this functionality today to justify this temporary solution.
The difference to other solutions that store order information inside content objects themselves, PloneFolderOder stores order information in Plone Folders (Therefore the name PloneFolderOrder). Storing content order in a Plone Folder is preferable, because when the ordering changes, you only have to change a single object, the Plone Folder itself. The only drawback is that content objects have to query their container to know their place in the order.
The order screen of Plone Folders contains the list of the folder's content, and the user can order the content.
The standard Plone views, and most importantly the navigation tree, are respecting the order set by users.
It is a full-fledged Plone product, installable and uninstallable using the QuickInstaller Tool.
What's New in This Release:
· Bug Correction : restarting zope will not delete the method getParentFromFolder