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Tool for connecting Ploneboard to content, to make it discussable in Ploneboard forums

Project description

A simple “hack” that changes Plone’s built-in comment system to one that makes use of Ploneboard forums and conversations to manage comments.

It has an overrides.zcml file which overrides that standard commenting template, so as soon as Zope is restarted the standard commenting doesn’t work and PloneboardComments needs to be installed via the Plone Control Panel. After installing, add a Ploneboard and Forum, and then a PloneboardComments object in the Plone root. Configure the PloneboardComments object to point to the newly created Message Board, save and then edit again and select the right forum.

PloneboardComments is “context-aware”, so if you have one PloneboardComments object in the root, and another in for example /intranet/ - comments in intranet will be “ruled” by the closest PloneboardComments instance, the one in /intranet will override the one in the Plone root.

The PloneboardComments features are controlled by the “Reply to item” permission, as well as the “Discussion enabled” portal_types property, similarly to how regular Plone comments are controlled.

Note that the code that creates Conversation items in the Ploneboard Forums (in content/ does not check whether a user actually has permission to create a Conversation item in the forum used for comments, this is considered an OK solution as a user can only create a conversation on an object they have discussion rights on.

Note: context/ has 3 translations (prefixed i18n) which aren’t getting translated. So one has to manually set the Norwegian translations here if needed. Any tips on how to fix this are more than welcome. has been copied from Quills and modified (under the GPL).

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1.0.9 (2012-10-17)

  • Adding template with comment macro that can be used in listings (several discussable objects in one page).

1.0.8 (2012-10-17)

  • Making quills integration optional (oops).

1.0.7 (2012-10-15)

  • Adding copyright info for quills patch

1.0.6 (2012-10-15)

  • Adding icon for PloneboardComments

1.0.4 (2012-10-12)

  • Bumping for proper egg info in release

1.0.4 (2012-10-12)

  • Integrated support for Quills; Quills entries can now be commented on through Ploneboard forums.


Eggified product.

Updated README.txt


Fixed bug where non-ASCII characters would stop the creation of conversations on an item.

Fixed bug where “comment(s)” was not tagged for translation in template.

Reduced whitespace (newline) on translatable string in template.

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