collective.wasthisuseful 1.0

Simple yes/no usefulness rating for Plone content, enables e-mail notification
collective.wasthisuseful is a Plone product that adds a viewlet which allows users to rate the usefulness of a content item.

It also registers an Event which can be used in Plone's Content Rules so that an e-mail can be sent immediately after a rating has been submitted.


To your buildout.cfg, add:

eggs =


Enable e-mail notification

Create a content rule which has "Usefulness rated" as a trigger. As the rule's action, select "Send e-mail". In the e-mail message, you can use ${usefulness_comment} and ${usefulness_value} as variables (in addition to the usual ${url} and ${title}.

Select enabled types

The settings form which enables you to select on which content types the viewlet is available can be found at @@wasthisuseful-settings. Type this after you site url.

Main features:

  • Viewlet (below content) presents a form with the question "Was this information useful?":
  • Clicking "Yes" immediately submits
  • Clicking "No" shows a comment field and submit button
  • By default, enabled for "Document" types, others selectable.
  • Enables immediate e-mail notification, with the rating value ("Yes" or "No") and rating comment (in the case of "No") as e-mail variables.

last updated on:
June 14th, 2012, 21:18 GMT
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
developed by:
Kees Hink
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What's New in This Release:
  • Stable release
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