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Extends Plone content with metadata about the last modifier

Project Description


collective.lastmodifier provides support for storing the user who made the last modification on a content item. It extends Archetypes-based content types with a lastModifier field using schemaextender. Further it registers an index and a metadata column in portal_catalog and enables their usage in collections.


Install collective.lastmodifier by adding it to the list of eggs in your buildout or by adding it as a dependency of your policy package. Then run buildout and restart your instance.

Go to Site Setup of your Plone site and activate the collective.lastmodifier add-on.

Last modifier adapter

In addition to the catalog index and metadata the last modifier adapter provides easy access for getting the last modifier or for setting it:

from collective.lastmodifier.interfaces import ILastModifier

last_modifier = ILastModifier(context)
last_modifier.get()  # returns the user id of the last modifier
last_modifier.set(user_id)  # sets the last modifier


Runs with Plone 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3.

It is currently only compatible with Archetypes, Dexterity is not compatible.


1.1.2 (2014-09-19)

  • Use IDexterityContent instead of IDexterityItem to match all dexterity contents. [cedricmessiant]

1.1.1 (2014-09-05)

  • Let ILastModifier fallback to the creator. [jone]

1.1.0 (2014-09-02)

  • Drop Plone 4.1 support. [jone]
  • Implement dexterity support. [jone]
  • Implement an ILastModifier adapter. [jone]
  • Implement uninstall for the package. [jone]

1.0.1 (2014-02-05)

  • Cleanup package and declare dependencies. [jone]
  • Fix maximum recursion depths in certain testing environments. This is caused by applying the patch multiple times when the ZCML is loaded multiple times. [jone]

1.0 (2012-08-15)

  • Initial release

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