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Breadcrumbs for brains

Project description


redomino.breadcrumbsbrain is a new plugin for Plone CMS that will make it much easier to search for specific objects in a Plone-based portal or intranet by showing the breadcrumbs paths along with Titles and Descriptions in the search results.

We all know that common users do not provide objects with proper titles and descriptions (sometimes they just do not provide them at all), which makes it hard to figure out if what you found is actually what you were looking for. Then you open every link in the search results to find it out, which may take you quite a time. What you actually need in a situation like this is CONTEXT.

And context is what you get! redomino.breadcrumbsbrain displays the breadcrumbs of each object in the search results, helping you in figuring out what those objects are about: are they from 2010 or 2011? are they in the ‘Notices’ archive or in the ‘News’ archive? and so on.

BE CAREFUL! This is not a standalone package. If you want you can call the breadcrumbs_renderer view provided by this package (for example you can insert this code into the template):

<tal:block tal:replace="structure result/@@breadcrumbs_renderer|nothing" />

This way you will be able to display where your search results items are placed.

Many thanks to AUSL Bologna.

Technical details

  • redomino.breadcrumbsbrain.interfaces.IBrain This is a marker interface applied to all brains

  • @@breadcrumbs_view This is a browser view with a method named breadcrumbs. Once called it will return the breadcrumbs info for a particular brain. No getObject is needed, just a catalog call for each brain. Note well: if you want to use this browser view intensively you should STRONGLY consider to add a cache policy (it is not provided by default).

    Data format returned:

     {'Title': 'News'),
      'absolute_url': 'http://localhost:8080/Plone/news'
     {'Title': '2011'),
      'absolute_url': 'http://localhost:8080/Plone/news/2011'
  • @@breadcrumbs_renderer This is a browser view that let you show the breadcrumbs info of a particular brain.

    Data format displayed:

    News -> 2011


  • Davide Moro <davide.moro AT>


0.4 (2012-07-16)

  • fix template for duplicates ids [sithmel]

0.3 (2012-06-01)

  • Added i18n [giacomos]

0.2 (2012-05-03)

  • Added .gitignore file [davidemoro]

  • Modified breadcrumbs brain format (added “Home ->”) [davidemoro]

0.1 (2012-04-02)

  • Initial release [davidemoro]

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