Integrates the Dexterity content type system into Plone

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Martin Aspeli, David Glick, et al
ROOT \ Internet \ Plone Extensions is a Plone product that integrates the Dexterity content type system into the Plone content management system. contains code to handle four major areas of concern:

- Dexterity Types control panel
- Default behaviors
- Installation of dependencies
- Backports of several upstream changes

Dexterity Types control panel

Installing this package adds a control panel called "Dexterity Content Types". This control panel allows you to:

- Add and remove Dexterity content types
- Modify the schema of a Dexterity content type
- Assign behaviors to a Dexterity content type

Default behaviors

Several behaviors are included that can be enabled for a content type to make it behave similarly to a standard ATContentTypes-based content type. These behaviors can be enabled via the Behaviors tab for a type in the Dexterity Types control panel, or via the behaviors setting on the type's FTI in portal_types in the ZMI.

Dublin Core metadata (
 This behavior includes the standard Dublin Core metadata fields. Enabling it is equivalent to enabling the Basic Metadata, Categorization, Effective Range, and Ownership behaviors.
Basic Metadata (
 Includes title and description fields.
Categorization (
 Includes subject and language fields.
Effective Range (
 Includes effective date and expiration date fields.
Ownership (
 Includes creator, contributor, and copyright fields.
Related Items (
 Includes a z3c.relationfield-based related items field.
Name From Title (
 Items with this behavior enabled will automatically get an id based on their title when the item is saved for the first time.

Installation of dependencies

Installing this package should also install everything else that you need to use Dexterity within Plone. In particular, it will pull in the following packages as dependencies:

- z3c.form
- plone.z3cform
- plone.supermodel
- plone.dexterity
- plone.directives.form
- plone.directives.dexterity
- plone.schemaeditor
- plone.formwidget.autocomplete
- plone.formwidget.contenttree

Backports of upstream changes

Dexterity relies on several new features in CMF and that are not included in existing Plone 3.x releases:

- The ability to specify an expression for the add view on an FTI.
- The ability to traverse to an add view in the ++add++ namespace.
- Building the type factory menu based on actions. applies these changes as monkey patches so that Dexterity can be used in Plone 3.x. See overrides.zcml and for details.

Last updated on September 3rd, 2012


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