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EEA themecentre




ThemeCentre skin for EEA


ThemeCentre is a product that adds a new style to a Plone 2.5.x portal. It adds a new skin selection to the 'portal_skins' tool (called ThemeCentre), and registers a custom stylesheet (called themecentre.css) with the 'portal_css' tool.

ThemeCentre is based on DIYPloneStyle 2.5, a skeleton product ready for building new graphical designs for Plone.


Place ThemeCentre in the Products directory of your Zope instance and restart the server.

The classic way:

Go to the 'Site Setup' page in the Plone interface and click on the 'Add/Remove Products' link.

Choose the product (check its checkbox) and click the 'Install' button.

Uninstall -- This can be done from the same management screen, but only if you installed it from the quick installer.

The Generic Setup way:

In the ZMI, go to 'portal_setup' and, (1) select the 'Properties' tab and choose ThemeCentre in the popup list before clicking 'Update'. Then (2) go to the 'Import' tab and click 'Import all steps'.

While adding a Plone Site to Zope (from the ZMI), you can select ThemeCentre in the proposed Extension Profiles to have it installed automatically during the creation of the portal.

Uninstall -- This must be done manually from the ZMI, as GenericSetup does not have an API for removing/uninstalling stuff (yet).

Note: You may have to empty your browser cache to see the effects of the product installation.

Selecting a skin

Depending on the values given in the skins tool profile (see profiles/default/skins.xml), the skin will be selected (or not) as default one while installing the product. If you need to switch from a default skin to another, go to the 'Site Setup' page, and choose 'Skins' (as portal manager). You can also decide from that page if members can choose their preferred skin and, in that case, if the skin cookie should be persistent.

Note -- Don't forget to perform a full refresh of the page or reload all images (not from browser cache) after selecting a skin. In Firefox, you can do so by pressing the 'shift' key while reloading the page. In IE, use the key combination <Ctrl-F5>.

Written by

John Doe <john.doe@dev.null>


1.4 - (2011-04-01)

  • Cleanup: Removed PloneRSSPortlet [voineali #4169]
  • Cleanup: of pyflakes compiler warnings [ichimdav #4141]
  • Cleanup: of pylint violations [ichimdav #4140]

1.3 - (2011-03-09)

  • Bug fix: Fixed not to crash for deprecated themes [ghicaale #4175]

1.2 - (2011-02-17)

  • Bug fix: Fix [voineali]

1.1 - (2011-02-17)

  • Feature: Eggified product [ichimdav #2931]
  • Feature: Add an object_provides index to the catalog [terletim]

1.0 - (product)

  • Generated skeleton product from DIYPloneStyle 2.5. [generator]