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souper.plone integrates souper with Plone

souper.plone helps developers who need to store many small data records, where heavy-weight Archetypes or Dexterity content types are too much effort and are too slow. E.g. if you need a queryable container for non-CMSish content, like votes, data from a poll, orders in a webshop, measuring data, or the like.

A Soup-container can be moved to an own ZODB mount-point and may be shared across multiple independent Plone instances!

A control-panel provides actions to rebuild, reindex and move Soups around.


souper.plone adds some convenience for Plone Add-On developers. It provides a storage locator working like so:

A souper.soup is looked up by id and needs a context. This context is some aquisition-aware object in the Plone site. From the context, souper tries to acquire an object implementing ISoupRoot (the soup root). By default, this will be the site root. At the soup root, the id maps to a path where the soup is actually stored as an annotation. This all happens fully transparently. So to get the soup, one simply needs to do:

>>> from souper.soup import get_soup
>>> soup = get_soup('my_soup_id', context)
>>> soup
<souper.soup.Soup at 0x...>

If no soup was found for the given id, a new one is created as an annotation on the ISoupRoot.

It is important provide a CatalogFactory. Consult the souper.plone documentation to learn how. Over there it's also documented how to add records, query and maintain them.

For convenience souper.plone installs a control-panel where one can reindex and rebuild distinct soups.

Source Code

The sources are in a GIT DVCS with its main branches at github.

We'd be happy to see many forks and pull-requests to make souper even better.

Maintainers are Robert Niederreiter, Jens Klein and the BlueDynamics Alliance developer team. We appreciate any contribution and if a release is needed to be done on pypi, please just contact one of us dev@bluedynamics dot com


  • Robert Niederreiter
  • Jens W. Klein
  • Sven Plage
  • Jean Jordaan
  • Peter Mathis
  • Harald Friessnegger
  • Gil Forcada Codinachs