AddOns For The New Extension-Template-Website

Although I had to diversify my focus for various reasons in the last weeks I managed to work through some smaller remaining topics of the Plone add-ons for the new LibreOffice extensions and templates website. I already created a new release for the templates part and uploaded it to the ‚Cheeseshop‘. A new release for the extension part will follow soon.
Besides this I created a new theming add-on for the website based on the default Plone 5 theme, Barceloneta, that could be improved later.
I also worked with the user/contributor of the current site, started the preparation of the site stuff for the migration to the newer framework. I did some work on the buildout environment for an upgrade to the latest Plone 4.3 version. I’ll run this upgrade during the next days, once all tests are completed.

Test-Website For LibreOffice Educational Portal

During the German speaking LibreOffice community we discussed to work on an educational site. I made a first draft of a Plone site for such a LibreOffice educational portal and did some further work over the last weeks. I committed my code to the github repository of the Document Foundation.

Today I run buildout on the educational site again and it is in sync with my current development status yet. You can view the site at:

Worked Further On Indexing and Search

I worked again with the index and search feature of Plone to finish the search function in the new add-on that could be the main part of a new LibreOffice educational site. I fixed the last bits and added some more entries to the categories fields. The index is working fine now. Committed my changes under GPL to TDF’s github repository.

Investigate Content Migration

The current LibreOffice extensions and templates website runs with custom Plone ATContent-Types. The ATContent-Types were the default content types for Plone up to version 4.3.x. The new Plone 5.x versions uses the new Dexterity content types as default. The new LibreOffice extensions and template website will also use (customized) Dexterity content types. Thus the content from the current website has to be converted to the new framework. I currently investigate a simple and easy way to do this conversion.

I got already a local copy of the site content running with a newer Plone 4.x version and will investigate the further steps to map the types and fields from the current content types to the new ones.

Further Dynamic Frontpage Work

I added more dynamic content to the new front-page and worked a bit on translation of strings. I added another language to my Plone instance and played a bit with the language settings and the view. The instance shows a dynamic page with translated strings to the user now.

The localisation files are located in the locales subdirectory. First I had to create a pot-file with i18ndude and then sync this file for every language with a po-file in language specific subdirectory. The translation itself was done by poedit, which creates the mo-file too. Once the mo-file is created I had to restart the Plone instance and my translated strings are there.