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Plone product for ajax display of available templates for the given content type

Project description

EEA Uberlisting enhances and extends the listing layouts capabilities of Plone.

By default it adds a single uberlisting_view view method to the Folder Content Type, which when set as the default View gives the web visitor the ability to switch between the views that are available for that Content Type, instead of having a fixed one, all from the same template.

Tips and tricks

Choose the right templates to use for this package

  • The python logic that retrieves the contents of the template listings expects the template to implement the listing macro.

    By default all of the Plone templates implement this macro so all templates that come from Plone and those that implement a listing macro to list results should work with the Uberlisting View.

Disable templates from showing up in the Uberlisting View

  • In ZMI > context > manage_properties: Add a ‘lines’ property named bannedUberlistingTemplates.

    Here add one by one the template id’s that you would like to be skipped from the listing.

    ex: folder_summary_view

Set default template when visiting template for first time

  • In ZMI > context > manage_properties: Add a ‘string’ property named defaultUberlistingTemplate and add the template id that should be used as the default template.

    ex: folder_summary_view

    By default if this property isn’t set and no cookie is present with the name of the default template then folder_listing will be used as default.

Get listing of templates as images instead of template title name

  • This packages looks for a png image to use for the views listing in the format of template id + ‘.png’.

    ex: folder_summary_view.png

    We have provides some images for the common Plone templates as well as some for our own templates, if you need a different style for the icons you can customize them TTW or you can have a skin layer before uberlisting_imgs with images that have the same name.

  • If no images are found then the template name will be displayed in the listing.

  • If you don’t want to have the listing of templates with images and you would prefer to have only template name then In ZMI > context > manage_properties: Add a checked boolean property named ‘noUberlistingTemplateImages

Get enhanced thumbnails when used with eea.depiction

  • If you have eea.depiction installed you can configure a fallback image for the contenttypes that do not have an image field by default, allowing the content to be displayed in a view where the listing would look better with images like album view.

Get enhanced search capabilities when used with eea.facetednavigation

  • If you have eea.facetednavigation installed you can use uberlisting_view as a view for the Faceted Navigation, allowing you to combine the search capabilities of it with the ability to change between views from the same template.



If you are using zc.buildout and the plone.recipe.zope2instance recipe to manage your project, you can do this:

  • Update your buildout.cfg file:

    eggs =
    zcml =
  • Re-run buildout, e.g. with:

    $ ./bin/buildout

You can skip the ZCML slug if you are going to explicitly include the package from another package’s configure.zcml file.


EEA Uberlisting has the following dependencies:
This package also supports other EEA Packages. Thus the following dependencies are optional:

Funding and project management

EEA - European Environment Agency (EU)


1.0 - (2012-10-17)

  • Initial release

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