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GloWorm (1.1)

by Olha Pelishok last modified 2011-06-14
Released on 2011-06-10 by WebLion Group, Eric Steele for Plone 3.0, Plone 4.0 under GPL - GNU General Public License available for All platforms.
Software development stage: stable
Provides a Firebug-like inspection tool for Plone.


GloWorm provides an inspection view for Plone which gives the user the ability to select portions of the Plone interface to get more information about them.

Features include:

  • Archetypes field information
  • TAL statements (tal:defines, tal:attributes, tal:content, tal:condition)
  • Viewlet registration information
  • Inline editing of viewlet templates
  • Viewlet Manager information
  • Reordering of viewlets
  • Show/hide viewlets
  • Tree-structured view of all viewlet managers and viewlets included in a page 


Confirmed working in:

  • Firefox 3
  • Internet Explorer 7
  • Safari 3.1
  • Opera 9

Using GloWorm

Install the Products.Gloworm package through the Add/Remove Products page. Once installed and when running in Zope debug mode (either by turning debug mode on in your zope.conf file or by running Zope in foreground mode), an "inspect this page" link will appear in the Object Actions section of content objects on your site. Clicking this link will open up a new view of the page which includes the GloWorm inspection panel. (You may also reach this view by appending '@@inspect' to the current page's URL).

In this view, clicking on any element of the current page will bring up a list of information about that object, including TAL commands and the viewlet or portlet is contained in.

Click the viewlet name to inspect that viewlet. Viewlet inspection includes the ability to customize the template. Click the "customize" button to begin editing the viewlet's template. In the viewlet inspection view, click the viewlet manager name to inspect that viewlet manager. Clicking the lightbulb icon shows or hides the viewlet. Clicking the up and down arrows allows viewlet reordering. Clicking the name of a viewlet will take you to the viewlet inspection view for that viewlet. Click the "close" icon in the upper-right corner of the GloWorm panel to return to normal browsing.

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