collective.portletmetadata is a collection of patches that makes it possible edit settings for each portlet assignment. We denote these settings for metadata thereby the name of the product.
Out of the box the product provides the following features:
- Possibility for creating local portlets, i.e. portlets that will not be inherited even though child settings imply so.
- Possibility for adding a CSS class for a portlet assignment. These are defined in the controlpanel (stored in registry).
- Possibility for excluding a portlet from being indexed by Google.
Plone version compatibility
Version 1.3 and upwards are Plone 5 only. If you want to install/use collective.portletmetadata on Plone 4.3, stick to version 1.2.
Whenever the product is installed a "*" will be visible in the @@manage-portlets view for each assignment. Whenever the user selects this option, he/she can edit the metadata as described above.
See a short guide here.
Ideally, this feature should be built into plone.app.portlets as described in PLIP 12266 the current milestone is set to Plone 5, but until Plone 5 is a reality this product can be used.
- Bo Simonsen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Better documentation