Content Actions

Provides the display drop-down and other actions in editing mode. There are three content actions components, registered for different view interfaces (as different sets of actions are required in different contexts).

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Customizing in your own product

The following details will help you locate the files that you will need to copy into your own product. They will also help you to provide the correct information to create your own zcml directives, Python classes, and interfaces.See viewlet for more information.

Located in:

  • [your egg location]/plone/app/layout/viewlets/
  • [your egg location]/[version].egg/plone/app/layout/viewlets/
Template Name: &
Class Name:
plone.contentviews (name) (interface)

Sample files & directives

Put a version of & in [your theme package]/browser/templates)

Create your own version of the class in [your theme package]/browser/[your module].py

from import ContentActionsViewlet
from Products.Five.browser.pagetemplatefile import ViewPageTemplateFile
class [your class name](ContentActionsViewlet):
    render = ViewPageTemplateFile("[your template name]")

Wire up your viewlet in [your theme package]/browser/configure.zcml

    name="[your namespace].[your viewlet name]"
    class=".[your module].[your class name]"
    layer=".interfaces.[your theme specific interface]"

In [your theme package]/profiles/default/viewlets.xml

Hide the original viewlet (if you wish)

    <hidden manager="plone.contentviews" skinname="[your skin name]">
        <viewlet name="plone.contentactions" />

Insert your new viewlet in a viewlet manager

    <order manager="plone.contentviews" skinname="[your skin name]"
           based-on="Plone Default">
        <viewlet name="[your namespace].[your viewlet name]"
                 insert-before="*" />