[Product-Developers] Aquiring objects with TAL
plonedev at chryst.net
Sat May 2 16:50:16 UTC 2009
Just a bit a background. I am new to Plone and I am going to convert our
school web site to use Plone for delivery. Seems like the best tool for the
job! I do not have Python experience but I have programmed in several other
I am using Plone 3.2.1. My over all goal is to have an "Alert" viewlet that
will be displayed under the plone.global_sections. I have managed to get
the viewlet to display static content, now I need to display the contents of
a folder. I have create a folder under the Plone root named "Alerts". In
that folder I have added some paged that will serve as the alerts. The page
description will be the alert and will link to the page for further
At this point I am using a page template without a class. I am guessing
that I will have to make this into a class inthe future. But for now I just
need to understand how to access the items in the Alerts folder. I have
looked at the Plone documentation and it refers content such as
"template/title" and such. What I have not found is how to address a
specific folder's content directly.
How do I find the items in the Alerts folder? Once I can find that I can
iterate over the items to get their attributes such as "Description".
Thanks for any help, advice or direction.
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