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

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Registering and installing a new filesystem-based skin layer

Let's look now at how we can register a new skin layer in the ZMI. The basic steps involve generating a theme product (or other product), altering some boilerplate code, and then letting Plone know that the skin layer exists.

Getting started

Creating a product that overrides a resource in a skin layer involves carrying out the following steps:

  1. Installing paster and ZopeSkel.
  2. Running the appropriate paster recipe to generate a filesystem product.
  3. Placing the product in the correct location and registering it in your buildout (see Chapter 13 on buildout for more information, or see the tutorial at http://plone.org/documentation/tutorial/buildout/installing-a- third-party-product.)
  4. Registering ...

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