[Setup] Re: limit content of events portlet

Raik Gruenberg grunberg at embl.de
Fri Nov 10 13:05:41 UTC 2006

Thanks for your fast response!

I am (yet) pretty clueless when it comes to modifying plone components and 
templates. I couldn't even find the portlets in the ZMI.
Could you please give me a starting point from where to modify the templates 
graphically or through Python?

Thanks a lot,

Raphael Ritz wrote:
> Raik Gruenberg schrieb:
>> Hi all,
>> I am running a wiki for our research lab and just added a folder for 
>> collecting Conference events. Naturally those events also show up in 
>> the Events portlet of the portal (nice!) but I think it is getting too 
>> crowded with for example conferences that are still one year away.
>> How can I limit the items in the events portlet to either a fixed 
>> number or, much better, to items that are not more than 3 months away. 
>> I tried to change the settings of the Events smartfolder but that 
>> doesn't affect the events portlet it seems.
>> Any ideas?
>> BTW, the same goes for the news portlet: There are not many news on 
>> our site and I would prefer not to have a 6 months old article in the 
>> 'News' box. Kind of defies the idea, doesn't it ;-)?
> [such a question should go to plone-user, btw]
> As of now, the portlets do a search for the items to display from
> within their templates right away. So you have to customize the
> respective templates and adjust the catalog search therein to
> fit your needs (like restricting number of items to show or
> adding some condition on modified ...)
> Raphael
>> Many thanks in advance!
>> Raik
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Dr. Raik Gruenberg

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