ITYOU ESI - A Social Intranet Solution based on Plone
ITYOU ESI is a Social Intranet solution based on the content management software Plone. It adds to Plone a set of web 2.0 technics and a fresh new frontend.
If you want to see some screenshots, please visit http://www.ityou.de/software/ityou-esi/screenshots
ITYOU ESI 1.3 runs with a recent Plone 4.3.X version.
Please read the installation instructions very carefully. ITYOU ESI is not just a ‘plugin’! Do not install ITYOU ESI in a production environment!
Important: This product needs further software. Before you install ESI, you have to install the following packages:
- Plone 4.3 Content management software (http://plone.org/download)
- PostgreSQL database server (http://postgresql.org/) and
- Redis key value store (http://redis.io/).
Furthermore, if you’d like to generate thumnails form websites, you should install cutycapt (http://cutycapt.sourceforge.net/).
In addition you may install some optinal software package to generate thumbnails from documents (i.e. ImageMagick, unoconv).
We will explain the installation on Ubuntu LTS 14.04 Server. The installation on other Linux distributions is simular. Installation on Mac OS or Windows may differ, please refer to the corresponding support.
1) Install PostgreSQL:
sudo apt-get install postgresql postgresql-server-dev-all
2) Install Redis:
sudo apt-get install redis-server
3) Install Plone 4.3
There are several ways to install Plone. The easyest way is to download Plone form http://plone.org/products/plone/, untar it and install it with:
sudo ./install.sh --target=<where to put your instance> standalone
This will install a standalone Plone instance. For futher information on how to install Plone, see http://docs.plone.org/manage/installing/index.html.
Installing ITYOU ESI
ESI is an Plone add on. You may install it with buildout. First, you have to configure your buildout.cfg (in this example situated in /src/zope/esi/zinstance/):
Add ityou.ESI to the list of eggs to install, e.g.
[buildout] ... eggs = ... ityou.ESI
Re-run buildout, e.g. with:
Configuration of postgresql
You need to create a postgres user and to grand the nessesary rights:
sudo -u postgres psql create database ityou_esi; create user <YOUR DATABASE USER> with password '<DATABASE USERS PASSWORD>'; grant all on database ityou_esi to ityou_esi_user;
Start postgresql if not yet running:
sudo service postgresql start
Then you have to add in buildout.cfg in the section ‘zope-conf-additional’ the following lines so that Plone finds your postgres database:
zope-conf-additional = ... <product-config ityou_esi> # -- postgresql parameters psql_db ityou_esi psql_username <DATABASE USER> psql_password <DATABASE USERS PASSWORD> psql_host localhost psql_port 5432 </product-config> ...
Re-run buildout and restart Plone
Adding the zope clock server
If you want the users to receive emails when a object is added/updated, you need to install the zope clock server.
Add the following lines in buildout.cfg in the section ‘’zope-conf-additional
zope-conf-additional = ... <clock-server> host <YOUR HOST> method /esi/@@send-notification period 60 user admin password <ADMINISTRATION PASSWORD> </clock-server> ...
for further information about how to configure the clock server, please visit http://docs.plone.org/develop/plone/misc/asyncronoustasks.html
The Redis server should be running after installation or you have to start it manually:
sudo service redis-server start
That’s it. Enjoy.
- First public release
- First release candidate
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