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Integration of Bumblebee into plone

Project Description


collective.bumblebee is a very simple integration package of the bumblebee output transformation framework.

To configure your rules, edit the IThemeSettings.rules settings in the configuration registry.

Read the bumblebee documentation at on how to create your rule xml.

Extra Selectors


Render a page template inline:

<after src-pt="" dst="#foo">
    <h1 tal:content="context/Title" />

Available attributes in page templates are: context, here, object, published, request


<after src-tal=”context/Title” dst=”#foo” />

Available attributes in tal expressions are: here, object, published, request, folder, portal

Extra Conditions


It also add an extra condition if-path:

<drop src="#foo" if-path="/foo/bar" />


<drop src="#foo" if-not-path="/foo/bar" />


Use tal and python expressions for if statement:

<drop src="#foo" if-tal="here/@@plone_context_state/is_portal_root" />

<drop src="#foo" if-tal="python: 'foobar' in here.Title()" />

<drop src="#foo" if-not-tal="python: 'foobar' in here.Title()" />

Available attributes in tal expressions are: here, object, published, request, folder, portal

Development Tips

Turn bumblebee off
Append “?” onto any url to not apply rules.
Reload rules(for production)
Append “?b.reload=1” onto any url and be logged in as admin.


1.0a3 ~ (2011-10-24)

  • make sure output works well with script tags

1.0a2 ~ (2011-09-22)

  • add tal and page template integration

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