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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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Using the Archetypes Framework

Archetypes, currently at version 1.5, was once an add-on to Plone. It first shipped with Plone 2.1, when the core content types were moved from plain CMF to Archetypes. Even before that, Archetypes was the de facto way to create new content types.

We will not provide a comprehensive reference to all of Archetypes in this chapter, partially because such a guide already exists, and partially because Archetypes is changing with the times, making some older practices obsolete. Instead, we will show the key techniques of modern Archetypes development and reference other documentation where necessary.

You should take a look at the Archetypes Reference Manual found at http://plone.org/documentation/manual/archetypes. Additional ...

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