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Multilevel portal dropdown menu for Plone sites.

Project description

The product allows you to build a responsive multilevel drop-down menu that will provide your visitors with organized and intuitive navigation. On mobile devices your top menu bar transforms into one drop-down. By clicking on the title or a small arrow next to it all-level menu items appear below the title.

This package allows to build dropdown menu through the web with portal_actions. Submenus are built from a tree of nested Category Actions and Actions.

The other strategy used to populate submenus is Plone default NavigationStrategy, the one used in navigation portlet.

This project is successor of qPloneDropDownMenu.

Building you dropdown menu with portal_actions

Starting from Plone 3 portal actions introduced CMF Action Category containers, it opened opportunity to build nested actions trees. Though CMF Action Category does not behave as a regular action, it has different set of properties. We introduced convention in quintagroup.dropdownmenu that requires to have a specially named Action for each Actions Category. The id of each such action must be build using the rule:

action_id = prefix + category_id + suffix


category_id:is id of correspondent CMF Action Category
prefix:defined in DropDownMenu configlet, default value ‘’
suffix:defined in DropDownMenu configlet, default value ‘_sub’

So, the actions structure can look like:

+ portal_tabs
|- home
|- blog_sub
|-+ blog
| |-- 2009
| |-- 2010

By default the root of dropdown menu is ‘portal_tabs’ category.


  • Plone 4.x sample CSS file based on Sunburst theme provided
  • Plone 3.x the default CSS file has to be overridden


Find more details on the topic inside docs/INSTALL.txt


  • Volodymyr Cherepanyak [chervol]
  • Vitaliy Podoba [piv]
  • Yuriy Gvozdovych [gvizdyk]
  • Olha Pelishok [olha]
  • Taras Melnychuk [fenix]
  • Roman Kozlovskyi [kroman0]
  • Malthe Borch


1.3.4 - June 09, 2015

  • Fixed mobile dropdown menu [kroman0]

1.3.3 - June 09, 2015

  • Cleanup templates [kroman0]
  • Added upgrade step for version 1.3 [kroman0]

1.3.2 - June 05, 2015

  • Fixed styled for mobile dropdown [roman.ischiv]

1.3.1 - May 25,2015

  • Fixed bug with image directory [roman.ischiv]

1.3 - May 22,2015

  • Added js script for mobile dropdown menu [roman.ischiv]

1.2.14 - November 18, 2013

  • Deleted unnecessary portal top styles.

1.2.13 - July 30, 2013

  • Updated condition for ‘mobileMenu’ [kroman0]
  • Fixed ‘item_remote_url’ [kroman0]
  • Updated css media for package [gvizdyk]
  • Hidden mobile menu for print [gvizdyk]
  • Updated styles for mobile navigations [gvizdyk]
  • Updated condition for include styles for mobile device [gvizdyk]
  • Use getRemoteUrl for links [kroman0]
  • The cache key of portal tabs was updated (thanks: richardc). [potar]
  • Fixed getting navigation root [kroman0]

1.2.12 - April 02, 2013

  • Fixed ‘no record’ error [kroman0]
  • Added sections heading [kroman0]
  • Fixed empty class attributes [kroman0]
  • Fixed html validation of mobile layout [kroman0]
  • Cleanup templates [kroman0]
  • Wraped mobile menu in div [kroman0]
  • Added ids for navigation [kroman0]

1.2.11 - August 10,2012

  • <select><option> layout added for mobile skins [kroman0]

1.2.10 - May 10, 2012

  • property decorator removed - Plone 3.3.6 compatibility issue fix
  • fixed Plone 4.1.5 compatibility issue when accessing action id attribute

1.2.9 - May 2, 2012

  • fixed issue that significantly reduced menu caching performance [malthe]

1.2.8 - Apr 23, 2012

  • fixed styles for a drop-down menu list in IE7 [gvizdyk]

1.2.7 - Jan 31, 2012

  • added cache switch for tabs

1.2.6 - Jan 26, 2012

  • revisited caching key strategies, added language and anonymous switch
  • added caching switch to control panel

1.2.5 - Oct 21, 2011

  • added cache header for view to allow proxy and browser to cache it.

1.2.4 - Sep 07, 2011

  • documentation formatting fixed

1.2.3 - Sep 05, 2011

  • Live search with dropdown menu overlaps fixed

1.2.2 - June 21, 2011

  • Fixed caching content tabs and action tabs
  • portal_action generated menu caching is conditional and switched off for now

1.2.1 - June 15, 2011

  • Caching fixed

1.2 - Apr 6, 2011

  • Changed z3c.autoinclude includeDependencies to simple include to work in plone 3.2 [kroman0]
  • drop-down overlay bug fixed [wald]
  • cleared unnecessary classes, changed styles to current and hover element [gvizdyk]
  • Fixed uninstallation. Added unisntallation with QI [mylan]
  • Tests refactoring [mylan]

1.1.1 - Sep 23, 2010

  • fixed the docs markup [chervol]

1.1 - Sep 22, 2010

  • removed debug code [chervol]
  • fixed the dropdown CSS
  • fixed the Home tab highlight

1.0 - Sep 08, 2010

  • Initial release

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