Moving, Removing or Hiding a Portlet¶
Some tips on moving or hiding portlets.
Whether or not portlets appear on your site is highly customizable through the web, you can use the manage portlets link in most contexts. For more information:
It's assumed that you wouldn't want to fix portlets on a page (otherwise they'd probably be viewlets). However, if you wish to set up an initial assignment of portlets on installation of your theme product, use
- [your theme package]/profiles/default/portlets.xml.
Here's an extract from the Plone Default portlets.xml, setting up the login and navigation portlet for the left-hand column, and the review and news portlets for the right-hand column.
<?xml version="1.0"?> <portlets xmlns:i18n="http://xml.zope.org/namespaces/i18n" i18n:domain="plone"> <!-- Assign the standard portlets --> <assignment manager="plone.leftcolumn" category="context" key="/" type="portlets.Navigation" name="navigation" /> <assignment manager="plone.leftcolumn" category="context" key="/" type="portlets.Login" name="login" /> <assignment manager="plone.rightcolumn" category="context" key="/" type="portlets.Review" name="review" /> <assignment manager="plone.rightcolumn" category="context" key="/" type="portlets.News" name="news" /> </portlets>
The attributes for the assignment directive are described in full here: https://plone.org/products/plone/roadmap/203/. In brief:
- manager and type
- The names for these can be looked up in plone.app.portlets.portlets.configure.zcml (for type of portlet) or in the Plone Default profiles/default/portlets.xml file.
- This can be one of four values "context", "content_type", "group" or "user" - depending on where you wish to assign your portlets.
- This will depend on the value given in category above. In the case of "context", the location in the site is indicated (the examples above specify the site root).
If you wish to configure the portlet in more detail, you can nest property directives within the assignment directive. Here's a tweak to ensure the navigation portlet appears at the root of the site:
<assignment name="navigation" category="context" key="/" manager="plone.leftcolumn" type="portlets.Navigation"> <property name="topLevel">0</property> </assignment>