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Customize Plone's content menu

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ftw.contentmenu customizes Plone’s content menu in the following way:

Certified: 01/2013

  • The workflow menu is removed. Workflow actions are displayed in the actions menu instead.

  • The Add… menu (aka folder factories) can additionally display actions having the category folder_factories.

  • The Add… menu can be customized further by providing a specific adapter which can modify the list of factory items.


Install ftw.contentmenu 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.

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Go to Site Setup of your Plone site and activate the ftw.contentmenu add-on.


Runs with Plone 4.1, 4.2 or 4.3.


2.4.0 (2015-03-10)

  • Add plone.protect 3.0 “auto” support: automatically add token to transition actions. [jone]

2.3.1 (2014-10-20)

  • Don’t show action menu when neither actions nor workflow transitions available. [deif]

2.3.0 (2014-03-03)

  • Show extra factory menu items for parent of default page. [maurits]

2.2.2 (2013-08-26)

  • Remove permissioncheck for workflowaction ‘advanced’ [elioschmutz]

  • Sort folder_factories-actions in factories menu translated in Plone domain. [jone]

2.2.1 (2013-04-16)

  • approved: add badge to readme. [jone]

2.2 (2012-11-28)

  • Fixed actionmenuItems getter to avoid double entries of type_tool actions. [phgross]

  • Use instead of collective.testcaselayer. [buchi]

  • Improved performance by optimizing availability checks and the way the actions and factories menus get their items. [buchi]

2.1 (2012-03-13)

  • Replaced all overrides with more specific adapters for our browser layer. [buchi]

  • Make ftw.contentmenu behave more like default Plone by removing the ftw.contentviews viewlet and using the default plone.contentviews and plone.contentactions viewlets instead. There’s an upgrade step to unhide default viewlets and to remove custom css. [buchi]

2.0.3 (2012-02-28)

  • Fixed specific plone.contentmenu.factories adapter: Add check if _addingToParent, works now also for non-folderish types. [phgross]

2.0.2 (2012-02-28)

  • Adjsut Add include for rst files. [phgross]

2.0.1 (2012-02-27)

  • Added some french translations [ttschanz]

  • Added a specific plone.contentmenu.factories adapter, which makes the menu only available, when some action items really exists in the menu item. [phgross]

2.0 (2011-11-17)

  • Use zope.i18n for translations. [eschmutz]

  • Added test-buildout for plone 4.1 [eschmutz]


  • Actions menu: fixed available() implementation which was buggy because of the many sources [jone]

  • Support icon expression on folder_factories actions. Using actionicons is deprecated in plone 4 [jone]

  • Moved test requirements into tests_require, extras_require [Thomas Buchberger]


  • Do not show contentmenu for anonymous users [fsprenger]


  • Enabled contentmenu for dossiers and documents [jone]

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