Rick Hurst Web Developer in Bristol, UK


Viewlets related Plone 3 theming article and discussion

There’s an interesting Plone 3 skinning article over here, which describes how to use viewlets. More interesting to me is the discussion at the end. The general points made here are:-

  • Viewlets are complex and can be a barrier to non-programmers, but are probably being used for the wrong things
  • Plone 4 will have some radical changes to make stuff like this easier (but learn Plone 3 in the meantime)
  • Deliverance is an alternative for skinning, may ship with Plone 4
  • Rolling your own public facing skin that ignores viewlets altogether is another alternative