collective.datehacker 0.1.0a

Add to Plone a view for changing (cheating!) creation and last modification date
collective.datehacker is a Plone product that adds a simple new view that you


You are a site administrator? Maybe you already saw use cases below.

Use case one

 "Hi, I deleted an importan content created yesterday. I created it back but for $INTERNAL reason I need that this content seems created yesterday, before 02:00 P.M."

 —a user

Use case two

 "Hi, I accidentally modified an old document... or better: the change was needed but for $INTERNAL reason I need it seems again 'old' ad before. Can you restore the last modification date to January 2008?"

 —another user


collective.datehacker is a Plone product that adds a simple new view that you (the site admin? a smart user? every users in the portal) can use to change two of the most untouchable date inside Plone contents: the modification date and the creation date.

If you are trained enough, you can change those dates in few lines of code, but maybe:

 * you don't know how to write code
 * you are lazy
 * you don't have an account with Manager permissions
 * none of above, but you are sure that, sooner or later, someone will ask again for the same change.

Also this product can be useful after some big-migration activiti to Plone. May be that you or your users need to be able to restore some creation/modification date after the process.


No much to say, just call an URL like http://myplonesitehost/mycontenttype/hackdates then you can use the user friendly form.

last updated on:
January 18th, 2011, 14:25 GMT
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
developed by:
RedTurtle Technology
ROOT \ Internet \ Plone Extensions
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