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Manage and automate social publishing on Plone sites

Project description

Introduction

Provides a viewlet (and under-the-hood machinery) for managers that allows to publish contents to social networks (only twitter ATM). Social publication can be automated by enabling it per-content.

To enable the viewlet just mark the content-type you want with collective.socialpublisher.interfaces.IPublishable. You can do it from ZMI or trough ZMCL:

<class class="Products.ATContentTypes.content.event.ATEvent">
    <implements interface="collectinve.socialpublisher.interfaces.IPublishable" />
</class>

NOTE: this is already done by the package in this alpha stage.

Twitter accounts management is done by collective.twitter.accounts.

You can provide a publisher by registeriing an utility providing collective.socialpublisher.interfaces.ISocialPublisherUtility. See collective.socialpublisher.utility for details.

To enable auto-publishing you have to enable it per-content (waiting for global configuration) and you have to create a cron the calls @@social-auto-publish. You can do it using Products.cron4plone or trough buildout like this:

[instance]
...
zope-conf-additional =
  <clock-server>
      method /plonesite/@@social-auto-publish
      period 1000
      user admin
      password admin
  </clock-server>

See also http://collective-docs.readthedocs.org/en/latest/misc/asyncronoustasks.html.

Tested on

Plone 4.1 + 4.2rc1

Publish manager

Let’s create an Event

>>> from plone.app.testing import setRoles
>>> from plone.app.testing import TEST_USER_ID
>>> portal = layer['portal']
>>> setRoles(portal, TEST_USER_ID, ['Manager'])
>>> evid = portal.invokeFactory('Event', 'event')
>>> event = portal[evid]

and check that is enabled for publishing

>>> from collective.socialpublisher.interfaces import IPublishable
>>> IPublishable.providedBy(event)
True

get the manager

>>> from collective.socialpublisher.interfaces import IPublishStorageManager
>>> manager = IPublishStorageManager(event, None)
>>> manager is None
False

storage must be a PersistentDict

>>> from persistent.dict import PersistentDict
>>> isinstance(manager.storage,PersistentDict)
True

and accounts must be an empty dict and text an empty string.

>>> manager.get_accounts()
{}
>>> manager.get_text()
''

We can save an account for a given publisher

>>> publisher = 'twitter'
>>> account_id = 'simahawk'
>>> manager.set_account(publisher,account_id)
>>> manager.get_account(publisher)
'simahawk'
>>> manager.get_accounts()
{'twitter': 'simahawk'}

let’s add another publisher/account.

>>> publisher = 'facebook'
>>> account_id = 'simahawkfb'
>>> manager.set_account(publisher,account_id)
>>> manager.get_account(publisher)
'simahawkfb'
>>> manager.get_accounts()
{'twitter': 'simahawk', 'facebook': 'simahawkfb'}

We can also save the text to be published

>>> manager.set_text('foo bar')
>>> manager.get_text()
'foo bar'

Then we can hard reset the settings like this:

>>> manager._reset_storage()
>>> manager.get_accounts()
{}
>>> manager.get_text()
''

TODO

  • tests + docs
  • add support for linkedin and facebook
  • make query for auto-publish content dynamic/configurable

Changelog

1.0a3

  • [add] test buildout.cfg
  • [imp] improved tests
  • [imp] improved docs
  • [add] global config using p.a.registry + controlpanel
  • [imp] you can now turn off auto-publish globally

1.0a2

  • [fix] old twitter import
  • [imp] ‘update’ button for saving settings without publishing
  • [imp] ‘one-shot-text’ a flag for changing the text only for the current publishing without overwriting the stored one
  • [imp] if cron4plone is present display any available cron schedule
  • [imp] improved styles a bit

1.0a1

  • Initial release

Credits

This product was developed by Domsense.

Domsense Website

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