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Helper package to setup a RedTurtle's Plone site ready to work with Volto.

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This is an helper package that setup a RedTurtle’s Plone site ready to work with Volto.

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  • News Item and Event can only contain Links, Images and Files


volto.blocks behavior is enabled by default for these content-types:

  • Document

  • News Item

  • Event

There are also some adapters registered for IBlockSearchableText to index some common blocks.

Custom blocks transformers

There are custom transformers for serializer and deserializer to better manage resolveuids.

If a block refers to some internal content, on deserialization we only store its UID, and in serialization we “expand” informations with the summary-serialized content.

@context-navigation endpoint

plone.restapi’s @navigation endpoint always return the navigation tree from the site root.

There is a @context-navigation endpoint that returns the contextual navigation tree:

> curl -i http://localhost:8080/Plone/folder?context-navigation -H ‘Accept: application/json’

This is the result:

    '@id': 'http://localhost:8080/Plone/folder',
    'items': [
        {'@id': 'http://localhost:8080/Plone/folder/folder-a',
            'description': '',
            'title': 'Folder A'},
        {'@id': 'http://localhost:8080/Plone/folder/folder-b',
            'description': '',
            'title': 'Folder B'},
        {'@id': 'http://localhost:8080/Plone/folder/folder-c',
            'description': '',
            'title': 'Folder C'}

By default only first level is shown. You can pass an expand.navigation.depth parameter to set the depth:

> curl -i http://localhost:8080/Plone/folder?context-navigation?expand.navigation.depth=2 -H 'Accept: application/json'

And this is the result:

    '@id': 'http://localhost:8080/Plone/folder',
    'items': [
            '@id': 'http://localhost:8080/Plone/folder/folder-a',
            'description': '',
            'items': [
                    '@id': 'http://localhost:8080/Plone/folder/folder-a/folder-aa',
                    'description': '',
                    'title': 'Folder AA',
                    '@id': 'http://localhost:8080/Plone/folder/folder-a/folder-ab',
                    'description': '',
                    'title': 'Folder AB',
            'title': 'Folder A',
            '@id': 'http://localhost:8080/Plone/folder/folder-b',
            'description': '',
            'title': 'Folder B',
            '@id': 'http://localhost:8080/Plone/folder/folder-c',
            'description': '',
            'title': 'Folder C',

@site-search endpoint

This endpoint works exactly like @search but take care of types not searchable settings.


Endpoint that returns sitemap settings for anonymous users (that can’t access registry entries).

Returns a data structure like this:

    'depth': 3,

@search endpoint

We customized @search endpoint for that bug:

@querystring-search endpoint customization

If we are searching only for Event types, do a special search using get_events method to search events: that method handle recurrences and avoid wrong results.

Otherwise, perform a default querystring-search.

Disallow bot indexing

There is a custom viewlet that add a <meta> tag in the <head> section to prevent bot indexing.

For reference:




There is a monkeypatch to apply that changes.

Events recurrence

There is a monkeypatch for Events recurrences that fix their duration.

If it works well, we can make a pr in p.a.event.

Respect locally allowed types on paste

Disallow paste items that are not allowed into destination folder.

DateTime field serializer/deserializer

Customized these adapters to correctly set effective and expires dates.

Without this change, these dates will be stored with UTC hour and not with the current timezone’s hour because behavior’s setter/getter strip timezone from the value.

With this patch we will send to the setter the date with already localized hour, so even if the setter strip timezone info, we are going to save the correct date.

Default ISerializeToJsonSummary adapter

This is a patch for backward compatibility for old volto templates that need a full image scales object.

New Criteria

There is one new criteria for Collections and Listing blocks that search on exclude_from_nav index.

Caching controlpanel

After installation the caching control panel is populated with custom policies while caching is globally enabled by default. Please, set the caching proxies properly.

@vocabularies permissions

According to new plone.restapi implementation, @vocabularies endpoint will check some permissions to make a vocabulary available or not.

We patched PERMISSIONS variable in __init__ file to allow Keywords vocabulary to be available for anonymous users.


RamCache in tersecaching

We disabled ramcache for tersecaching ( because it seems not correctly purged when there are more instances and a content has been modified.

We need to check why it’s not purged and fix it.

Template overrides Template

There is a customization of the template to add enclosure tag to feed items. A record has also been added to the registry to be able to set the miniature to be displayed with the RSS item. This record is named redturtle.volto.rss_image_miniature

Stringinterp adapters

There is a new stringinterp adapter that can be used for example in content rules: {volto_url}

This adapter will remove “/api” from the content’s absolute_url.


Install redturtle.volto by adding it to your buildout:



eggs =

and then running bin/buildout



The project is licensed under the GPLv2.


This product was developed by RedTurtle Technology team.

RedTurtle Technology Site



4.0.2 (2022-08-29)

4.0.1 (2022-08-12)

  • Fix upgrade-step. [cekk]

  • Allow add Document into News Item and Event. [cekk]

4.0.0 (2022-08-12)

  • Remove content-types customizations to be aligned with plone.volto configs. [cekk]

3.12.2 (2022-05-19)

  • Add query to ignored keys in blocks deserializer. This avoid blocks with querystringsearch widget to be parsed (for example the search one). [cekk]

3.12.1 (2022-05-19)

  • Add string interp for volto_parent_url. [eikichi18]

3.12.0 (2022-04-04)

  • Add new metadata for Events dates. [cekk]

3.11.0 (2022-04-01)

  • Add stringinterp adapter to replace {volto_url} with the current frontend url (backend url without “/api”). [cekk]

3.10.0 (2022-03-26)

  • Add Table block serializer/deserializer for internal links. [cekk]

  • Add view for fix internal links. [cekk]

3.9.2 (2022-03-25)

  • Fix remoteUrl serialization in summary. [cekk]

3.9.1 (2022-03-17)

  • Refs serialization in blocks now uses brains instead adapted objects because brain has all catalog metadata and can get the fullobject. [cekk]

3.9.0 (2022-03-14)

  • Allow to select custom miniature for RSS template [lucabel]

  • Better serialize refs in blocks: now we don’t serialize the full object, but only the summary (with all metadata) to decrease (A LOT) the size of the response. [cekk]

3.8.3 (2022-03-07)

  • Fix null dates in summary serialization (now we handle differente use-cases). [cekk]

  • Return remoteUrl metadata when serializing a brain for backward compatibility with non-brain serializers. [cekk]

3.8.2 (2022-02-07)

  • Handle non-path values in blocks deserializer when trying to extract UIDs. [cekk]

3.8.1 (2022-01-31)

  • Return null value in summary serialization for dates not set (because metadata are set with dates in the future or past for better filtering/sorting). [cekk]

3.8.0 (2022-01-26)

  • Customized json summary serializer to expose image scales when requested _all metadata_fields without waking up the object. [cekk]

3.7.3 (2021-12-27)

  • Upgrade-step to add default blocks in pages that don’t have them. [cekk]

3.7.2 (2021-12-02)

3.7.1 (2021-12-01)

  • Upgrade-step to reindex SearchableText for all contents with a table block (change in plone.restapi 8.16.1). [cekk]

3.7.0 (2021-12-01)

  • Remove enabled_vocabularies implementation because in recent plone.restapi (>8.15.2) there is a standard way. [cekk]

3.6.2 (2021-11-09)

  • Bypass plone.volto serialization for blocks right now (in [cekk]

3.6.1 (2021-11-05)

  • Fix upgrade-step for plone.volto. [cekk]

3.6.0 (2021-10-28)

  • Add plone.volto dependency [cekk]

3.5.0 (2021-10-11)

  • p.a.caching rules for rest api services [mamico]

3.4.2 (2021-10-01)

  • Fix tests. [cekk]

3.4.1 (2021-09-30)

  • Disable ramcache from tersecaching (to fix the problem with cache invalidation for balanced instances..see README). [cekk]

3.4.0 (2021-09-29)

  • Better handle events searches. [cekk]

3.3.0 (2021-09-21)

  • Index text from some common blocks. [cekk]

  • Fix date timezones in fields. [cekk]

3.2.2 (2021-08-24)

  • Customize serializer/deserializer for DateTime fields to correctly set effective and expires with right timezone delta. [cekk]

  • Enable Anonymous to access Plone vocabularies with restapi. @vocabularies endpoint has been customized to limit the vocabularies that anonymous can actually access. [cekk]

3.2.1 (2021-08-04)

  • Remove customized @workflow endpoint. Is now merged in plone.restapi >= 8.7.1. [cekk]

3.2.0 (2021-08-02)

  • Customize @workflow endpoint for plone.restapi #1184 and #1190 pr. [cekk]

  • Remove default cache proxy address on install. [cekk]

3.1.3 (2021-06-30)

  • Fix b_size conversion in upgrade-step for Volto 13. [cekk]

3.1.2 (2021-06-18)

  • Fix also linkMore in volto13 migration. [cekk]

3.1.1 (2021-06-17)

  • Handle contents with old Richtext values in volto13 migration. [cekk]

3.1.0 (2021-06-17)

  • [BREAKING CHANGE] Volto 13 support. The upgrade-step will update listing blocks data. [cekk]

3.0.1 (2021-06-08)

  • review caching profile [mamico]

3.0.0 (2021-05-28)

  • Provided basic setup for caching policies in control panel. [daniele]

2.1.2 (2021-05-11)

  • Additional fix in start and end values handling in querystring-search. [cekk]

2.1.1 (2021-05-11)

  • Fix start and end values handling in querystring-search. [cekk]

2.1.0 (2021-05-05)

  • Compatibility with changes in plone.restapi 7.3.2. [cekk]

2.0.2 (2021-05-05)

  • Handle also limit in querystringsearch patch. [cekk]

2.0.1 (2021-05-05)

  • Handle sort order in querystringsearch patch. [cekk]

2.0.0 (2021-04-30)

  • Remove @events-search endpoint and customize @querystring-search one to handle Events like @events-search. [cekk]

1.3.0 (2021-04-19)

  • Monkeypatch to respect locally allowed types also on content paste. [cekk]

1.2.4 (2021-04-15)

  • Customize translation for remoteUrl field description only for restapi call. [cekk]

1.2.3 (2021-04-01)

  • added block type ‘searchEvents’ to EXCLUDE_TYPES [giuliaghisini]

1.2.2 (2021-03-25)

  • Added upgrade step to import p.a.c. profile. [daniele]

1.2.1 (2021-03-17)

  • Monkeypatch for Events recurrences. [cekk]

  • Fix profile name in upgrade-steps. [cekk]

1.2.0 (2021-03-02)

  • New endpoint to search Events: @events-search.

  • Better handle serialization for recursion problems: now only serialize with ISerializeToJsonSummary if the referred item is the current context. [cekk]

1.1.0 (2021-03-01)

  • Expand uids with ISerializeToJsonSummary and not with fullobject to gain space and avoid maximum recursion depth it a block has an internal reference to the current context. [cekk]

1.0.9 (2021-02-23)

  • Handle unauthorized in blocks serializer. [cekk]

1.0.8 (2021-02-19)

  • Fix typo. [cekk]

1.0.7 (2021-02-19)

  • Do not run dependencies when upgrading [cekk]

1.0.6 (2021-02-15)

  • Disallow Plone site indexing: add noindex in <head> [cekk]

  • Revert robots.txt customization because is in conflict to noindex directive. [cekk]

1.0.5 (2021-02-11)

1.0.4 (2021-02-10)

  • Customize robots.txt to disallow /api entry. [cekk]

1.0.3 (2021-02-09)

1.0.2 (2021-02-09)

  • Re-add remoteUrl field serializer. [cekk]

1.0.1 (2021-02-08)

  • [new] Add here from modena the template override [lucabel]

  • Remove text block serializer that is already merged into plone.restapi. [cekk]

  • Register generic serializer also for site root. [cekk]

1.0.0 (2020-12-07)

  • Add exclude_from_nav as Collection criteria (used also in Volto’s listing blocks). [cekk]

  • Add custom TextLine adapter to return the proper widget for remoteUrl field. [cekk]

0.1.6 (2020-11-25)

  • Allow Products.PloneHotfix20200121 versions greater than 1.0. [pnicolli]

  • Fix generic serializer/deserializer. [cekk]

  • Skip also “calendar” when check for url deserializing blocks [lucabel]

  • Fix document template. [cekk]

0.1.5 (2020-10-20)

  • Remove resolveuid serializer/deserializer for blocks: now they are integrated in plone.restapi. [cekk]

  • Add custom transformers for blocks to handle link in generic blocks. [cekk]

  • Enable Editor and Contributor to access Plone vocabularies with restapi. [cekk]

  • Add @sitemap-settings endpoint. [cekk]

0.1.4 (2020-07-16)

  • Add keywords vocabulary patch. [cekk]

0.1.3 (2020-06-22)

  • Added default homepages [nzambello]

  • Added blocks behavior to LRF [nzambello]

  • Made editable and viewable Plone Site with blocks behavior [nzambello]

  • Remove richtext behavior from News Items, Events and Documents. [cekk]

  • News Item and Event are folderish and can only contain Links, Images and Files. [cekk]

0.1.2 (2020-05-25)

  • Revert to Event and News Item default behaviors. [cekk]

0.1.1 (2020-05-22)

  • Install also collective.volto.cookieconsent. [cekk]

0.1.0 (2020-05-22)

  • Initial release. [cekk]

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