Skip to main content
This is a pre-production deployment of Warehouse. Changes made here affect the production instance of PyPI (
Help us improve Python packaging - Donate today!

A paster template for creating derivative themes.

Project Description


SnakeSkin allows skin products for Plone 3 to be created easily in a similar way to the ZopeSkel plone3_theme template. The primary difference is that plone3_theme assumes either a blank theme or a customisation of the default, whereas snakeskin allows the user to select the theme he wants to customise.

This is very useful for commercial environments where a generic skin requires small modifications on a client-by-client basis.

An example using an internal teamrubber skin is:

Nimbus:teamrubber.snakeskin matthewwilkes$ paster create -t plone3_snakeskin
Selected and implied templates:
  ZopeSkel#basic_namespace               A project with a namespace package
  teamrubber.snakeskin#plone3_snakeskin  A Theme for Plone 3.1 based on another theme egg.

Enter project name: clienttheme.example
  egg:      clienttheme.example
  package:  clientthemeexample
  project:  clienttheme.example
Enter namespace_package (Namespace package (like clienttheme)) ['clienttheme']: clienttheme
Enter package (The package contained namespace package (like example)) ['example']: example
Enter version (Version) ['1.0']: 1.0
Enter theme_name (The name of this theme) ['Client Skin']: Client Skin
Enter base_theme (The package containing the theme to base on (the name of the egg)) ['plonetheme.example']: plonetheme.example
Enter basename (The name of the Zope skin layer the above theme provides) ['My Theme']: My Theme
Enter description (One-line description of the package) ['A theme based on an existing arbitrary plone 3 theme.']: This is my client customisation of the defaults for plone3_theme.
Enter long_description (Multi-line description (in reST)) ['']: I'm not feeling talkative.
Enter author (Author name) ['']: Matthew Wilkes
Enter author_email (Author email) ['']:
Enter keywords (Space-separated keywords/tags) ['']:
Enter url (URL of homepage) ['']:
Enter license_name (License name) ['GPL']:
Enter zip_safe (True/False: if the package can be distributed as a .zip file) [False]:



Fix skins.xml template precedence.
Simplify options


Initial concept, includes some ideas from OOTB plone themes, but not all
Release History

Release History

This version
History Node


History Node


Download Files

Download Files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

File Name & Checksum SHA256 Checksum Help Version File Type Upload Date
teamrubber.snakeskin-1.1.tar.gz (8.6 kB) Copy SHA256 Checksum SHA256 Source Nov 27, 2008

Supported By

WebFaction WebFaction Technical Writing Elastic Elastic Search Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Dyn Dyn DNS Sentry Sentry Error Logging CloudAMQP CloudAMQP RabbitMQ Heroku Heroku PaaS Kabu Creative Kabu Creative UX & Design Fastly Fastly CDN DigiCert DigiCert EV Certificate Rackspace Rackspace Cloud Servers DreamHost DreamHost Log Hosting