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A Plone portlet to display similar items to context

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This is a simple portlet that displays content similar to the present context. Related items are compiled based on the context title and keywords. In case of a folderish context related items are computed based on the contents of the folder and the folder information.


The relateditems portlet is used in production. See


The portlet has the following options available to it on the Add screen.

  • count
    This is the number of recent items that will be shown in the portlet.
  • states
    The workflow states the items must be in to be shown in the portlet.
  • allowed_types
    The allowed types to be shown in the portlet and the ‘more…’ link search
  • show_all_types
    Choose whether or not all types should be available for the ‘more…’ link. This will search for all content types when clicking on ‘more…’
  • portlet_title
    Title in portlet.
  • only_subject
    If selected, we will search only on content subject.
  • display_all_fallback
    If selected, we will display all llowed items where there are no results for our current related items query
  • display_description
    If selected, we will show the content short description

Change History

0.3.11 (2015-06-08)

  • French translation [ebrehault]
  • Add a sorting criteria [ebrehault]

0.3.10 (2013-05-06)

  • Fixed Unauthorized exception when customizing the portlet in portal_view_customizations. [maurits]

0.3.9 (2012-11-22)

  • Fix package distribution. [hvelarde]

0.3.8 (2012-10-31)

  • Portlet uses property ‘typesUseViewActionInListings’ to determine whether /view should be appended to the URL of the item. [huubbouma]

0.3.7 (2012-10-14)

  • Fixed long description of package. [maurits]

0.3.5 (2011-12-01)

  • Make sure the portlet title in @@manage-portlets is translated in both Plone 3 (i18n) and Plone 4 (locales). [maurits]
  • Use the required plone domain in portlets.xml. [maurits]
  • Added Dutch translations. [maurits]
  • Added so .mo files are included in the distribution when available (see zest.pocompile plus zest.releaser). [maurits]
  • Fixed error where ‘only_subject’ was always True after portlet creation. [maurits]
  • Restored compatibility with earlier Plone versions by loading the CMFCore permissions.zcml only on Plone 4.1 or higher. [maurits]
  • Added z3c.autoinclude entry point for plone, so you do not need to add this to the zcml option of your buildout anymore. [maurits]
  • Fixed portlet_title on creating [kroman0]

0.3.4 - 2011-05-17

  • adapting to changes in Plone 4.1 (thanks to Daniel Marks/Netsight Internet Solutions)

0.3.3 - 2011-05-12

  • Merging some i18n features [DavidJonas]
  • Translations Danish and Czech thanks to Roman Kozlovskiy and Radim Novotny

0.3.2 - 2011-02-15

  • Bugfix for error: “ParseError: Token ‘ATOM’ required, ‘Not’ found” [DavidJonas]

0.3.1 - 2010-03-05

  • Fix ImportException -> ImportError [kiorky]
  • Fix leadimage checks when you don’t have leadimage [kiorky]
  • Let the use filter only on subject if he wants [kiorky]
  • Let the user configure if he want to use the last items where there are no related items found as a fallback [kiorky]
  • Let the user choose the portlet title [kiorky]
  • Let the user choose to display the content description [kiorky]

0.3.0 2009-12-30

  • Related items use image tile instead of thumb.

0.2.9 2009-05-27

  • Minor changes regarding the dates of events.

0.2.6 2009-05-07

  • Bug fix.
  • Added classes to improve CSS.

0.2.5 2009-05-01

  • Bug fix: hard dependency to contentleadimage removed.

0.2.4 2009-04-30

  • Bug fix: files types like Image and File did not appeared in sea.
  • Bug fix: portlet rendered bug in admin pages.
  • Bug fix: title of non folder items (with references) was not included in the search.

0.2.3 2009-04-03

  • Bug fix: related items did not appear in some collections.

0.2.2 2009-03-31

  • Manual selected related items are used as a search query (references and backreferences);

0.2.1 2009-03-26

  • Bug fix: related items did not appear in some collections.

0.2 2009-03-25

  • Related items for folderish items (folder, collection, etc)

0.1 2009-03-23

  • Initial package structure. [zopeskel]

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