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Allows to toggle edit mode in Plone

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collective.editmodeswitcher allows to toggle between edit and view only mode. This enables users with modify permissions to view a page without editable borders. The current setting is stored in a cookie and thus effective for multiple page views. This is especially useful in single sign on environments.


Add collective.editmodeswitcher to your buildout configuration:

eggs +=

or add it as a dependency to one of your packages.


Runs with Plone 4.2, 4.3 and 5.1.


For toggling the edit-mode call the view @@switch-editmode. This will toggle the edit mode and store the current edit mode status in a cookie for further requests. You can get the current state by calling @@switch-editmode/get_state, this will return enabled, or ‘disabled’.

You may want to place an action somewhere for toggling the edit mode - this integration is not done by collective.editmodeswitcher.


collective.editmodeswitcher provides a etag adapter named editmode. This etag can be used in the caching configuration in order to make the cache flush when switching the edit mode.


1.1.0 (2019-10-15)

  • Drop Plone 4.1 support. [jone]
  • Add Plone 5.1 support. [tinagerber]

1.0.3 (2016-05-12)

  • Provide etag “editmode”. [jone]

1.0.2 (2016-02-12)

  • Implement traversable get_state method, which returns the curren edit-mode state. [mathias.leimgruber]
  • Use ftw.testbrowser for testing. [mathias.leimgruber]

1.0.1 (2013-05-24)

  • General package clean up: Update Readme, update metadata, testing, declare dependencies

1.0 (2011-02-25)

  • Initial release

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