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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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Collaborative Workspaces

Many sites demand some form of collaboration and sharing of content among a subset of users. For example, you could want to set up a workspace for a particular project or team.

Collaborative workspaces in Plone can be as simple as appropriately configured folders:

  • A workspace folder could be private and thus invisible to regular members.
  • A particular group could be given the local role Reader on the Sharing tab. They would thus be able to view the folder’s contents.
  • The same group could be given the local role Contributor, allowing them to create new content items.
  • The Restrict... option in the Add menu could be used to restrict which content types these users would be allowed to add.
  • If applicable, a local workflow policy could ...

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