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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 7. Using Add-on Products

Throughout this book, we aim to develop re-useable components. Of course, it is not very likely that someone else would want to re-use the Optilux site theme or policy, but developing for re-usability encourages good practice. Besides, the client could come back next year wanting another site with the same basic look and feel.

Plone developers have created add-on products that do everything from making small improvements to core content types to providing new functionality like forums, blogs, and database integration tools. Sometimes developers will factor components developed for customers into a re-usable base product and another with customer-specific integration code. In the spirit of the Plone community, the ...

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