[Plone-AsiaPacific] How can I use page template in Plone site document.

Dylan Jay djay at pretaweb.com
Thu Jul 30 01:18:20 UTC 2009

On 29/07/2009, at 5:00 PM, Dinesh wrote:

>       Thank you Jean , Dylan and TsungWei Hu for helping me. I was  
> able to meet the requirement using collections object. I would also  
> like to ask one more question as Dylan told I can put a link to my  
> view into navigation. How can I do that using portal_actions as I  
> want the top level tab. I have my page template inside my site in  
> portal_skins/Folder/stat.pt.

Hi sorry I don't have the time to dig out where the best documentation  
on portal_actions is but there should be plenty out there and it's  
pretty self explanitory if you dive into the zmi and have a look.

an alternative approach that just got blogged today looks really  


> Thanks for the help again.
> On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 11:53 AM, Dylan Jay <djay at pretaweb.com> wrote:
> On 29/07/2009, at 3:57 PM, Jean Jordaan wrote:
> My requirement is that I want to show the Title and state of all the
> Document inside plone site on a single page so that the user would  
> konw  the
> progress of the whole site.
> Sounds to me like a Collection should be able to do that.
> http://plone.org/documentation/manual/plone-3-user-manual/using-collections/referencemanual-all-pages
> I'd also suggest a Collection is good enough for your needs.
> If you want more control over the look and feel you can create a  
> custom display template for collections and then apply that to your  
> collection using the display dropdown.
> If you really really want to use your scrip then what you're looking  
> for is a way to put a link to your "view" into the navigation  
> somehow. How you do that depends on where in the nav your want it to  
> appear. portal_actions is good for top level tabs, and other menus.  
> I've also sometimes used a link object and just put the view name  
> into the url field. When viewed as anonymous it will automatically  
> redirect to the view url.
> There are other ways too...
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