[Product-Developers] Hiding Add-ons from Site Setup

ajung lists at zopyx.com
Sat May 5 14:33:20 UTC 2012

I don't think that there is an official way to support your usecase.
I suggest to customize the code rendering the add-ons view inside Plone and
some additional filtering based on some constraints.


Danilo Dellaquila wrote
> Hi there,
> I'd like to know if there is any product that can help me to hide an 
> Add-on from the list of available Add-ons in "Site setup". Let me 
> explain why.
> I am in the situation of hosting multiple customers Plone sites running 
> on the same Zope instance, each site is using a different Data.fs, and I 
> have made a few packages for each customer customization, something like 
> "Customer A Theme", Customer B Theme". Now, because they are on the same 
> Zope instance, Customer A can see in its site Add-ons list that 
> "Customer B Theme" is also available, which is what I'm trying to avoid.
> Hiding products from the Add-ons list would be also useful in some other 
> cases, for example a more skilled customer can have PloneFormGen 
> installed, while regular customers don't.
> I don't know if such a product exist and I'm willing to make one, if 
> some of you can point me to the right direction.
> Thank you,
>   Danilo Dellaquila
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