[Setup] Re: limit content of events portlet

Raphael Ritz r.ritz at biologie.hu-berlin.de
Fri Nov 10 13:14:45 UTC 2006

Raik Gruenberg schrieb:
> 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.

ZMI -> portal_skins -> plone_portlets ->

> Could you please give me a starting point from where to modify the 
> templates graphically or through Python?

Most simply TTW in ZMI. Select the portlet you want to change
and press 'customize'. This will result in a local copy of the
template being generated in
portal_skins/custom/<name of template selected>
which will take precedence over the original one.

This new copy you can now edit TTW as you like.



> Thanks a lot,
> Raik
> 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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