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Professional Plone Development: Building robust, content-centric web applications with Plone 3, an open source Content Management System by Martin Aspeli

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Chapter 5. Developing a Site Strategy

In the previous chapter, we learned about various ways in which a developer can customize Plone without needing to change the source code of Plone itself. In this chapter, we will take a closer look at the requirements from Chapter 2 and create a policy product, which will facilitate the customizations necessary to implement these requirements.

Creating a “Policy Product”

Our policy product is just a package that can be installed as an add-on component to Plone. We will use a GenericSetup extension profile to extend a vanilla Plone installation into one that is configured to our client’s needs. We could have used a full-site GenericSetup profile instead, but by using a GenericSetup extension profile we can avoid ...

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