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Best Practices for Customizing Your Live Plone Site

Learn when TTW customizations should be avoided, how to make customizations properly, and how to put a customization process in place.

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How We Made our Site Responsive

Mobile and responsive development are key in today's web design practice, but how do you make an existing production site fully responsive? Here's how we did it.

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Displaying EasySlideshow on your Homepage with Diazo

Now that you've learned how to use EasySlideshow, this article will give instruction on how to display it within your site's pages.

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How To Use EasySlideshow

This article provides step by step instruction for using Easyslideshow within Plone post install and activation.

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How to allow users to create site content using PloneFormGen

In the following article you'll find out how to create site content via PloneFormGen using a Custom Script Adapter or by using an add-on adapter called "PloneFormGen Save Data to Content" (uwosh.pfg.d2c).

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Turning a static theme into a Diazo theme through the web

This article provides a step by step overview for creating a Diazo theme from a static theme through the web.

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Stupid ZMI Tricks

This article offers a simple digest of information and tricks for using the Zope Management Interface in Plone.

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How to use XSLT in Diazo

This article gives a brief overview of XSLT, how and when to use it in your Diazo theming, and a few examples of it in action.

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Doing code releases with ZFS

Using ZFS for snapshots is easier than collective.recipe.backup for backing up Plone sites. I'll show you how it allows you to instantly rollback to a previous version if something goes wrong.

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Handling PloneFormGen Submissions : The Email Adapter

By default, PloneFormGen displays a generic "Thank You" page that emails the site-wide email address. With a few clicks, you can easily customize what happens after a form is submitted.

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How to use Variables in Diazo

Learn how to apply variables with TAL expressions in your Diazo theme.

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Hands on with Multisite Management using Lineage (PloneConf14 Recap)

Lineage is a free and open source Plone product that makes it easy to manage subsites. It works by enabling regular subfolders of a Plone site to appear as autonomous Plone sites to the everyday user.

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Diazo Syntax Training

This article includes a video and reviews Diazo Syntax for rules, conditions, selectors, inserting HTML, and other attributes.

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How to use Diazo for Plone Theming

This is an introduction to how to use Diazo for Plone theming. Diazo allows you to map dynamic content from a CMS to a static theme. Diazo is supported in Plone 4.1 and beyond with plone.app.theming.

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Learning Plone as a SysAdmin

I recently started learning to develop for the Python-based CMS, Plone. This is my perspective on learning to be a Plone developer with years of experience as a SysAdmin and Python developer.

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Forms in Plone - PloneFormGen vs. Formstack

When displaying forms in a Plone site, you can choose a hosted service like Formstack, or go with a Plone add-on like PloneFormGen. I'll take a look at how each of these options work from the perspective of a marketer or content creator.

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Intro to jQuery within Plone

jQuery is a JavaScript library that allows you to do many of the same things as regular JavaScript, but in a much easier way that also results in less code. Recently the jQuery library was split out of Plone into a separate package (plone.app.jquery) in order to make updating jQuery itself easier.

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Merging 120 Sites into a Multisite Plone Solution (PSM14 Recap)

Discover how the Penn State College of Liberal Arts moved over 120 separate websites running on their own Plone installation into a single system utilizing Lineage in less than 90 days.

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The Future of [Plone] Theming (PSM14 Recap)

See what's new in Plone 5 theming, how to future-proof your Plone theme, and how to make a Diazo theme.

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