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Practical Plone 3: A Beginner's Guide to Building Powerful Websites by Clayton Parker, Alex Clark

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Customization using templates

Site administrators can customize templates within the ZMI by using either the portal_skins tool (for traditional CMF skin layer resources), or the portal_view_customizations tool (for Zope 3 views, viewlets, and portlets). This chapter will clarify how you can identify which of these you are working with. Although through-the-web (TTW) customization is acceptable for making quick fixes, it is not ideal for building or deploying a robust, maintainable project.

First, we will explain how to make changes through-the-web, and then explain how these changes can be implemented in a better way in a filesystem-based product.

Skin layer customization—The old fashioned way

Prior to Plone 3.x, most customizations performed in ...

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