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Plone4ArtistsCalendar (2.0)

by maria last modified 2009-07-06
Released on 2009-07-06 by ServerZen, Jazkarta, Rocky Burt for Plone 3.0, Plone 3.1 under GPL - GNU General Public License available for All platforms.
Software development stage: alpha
Turn any normal Plone folder or Smart Folder into a calendar. The calendar provides a default month, event list and event archive views. It also color codes the events according to their event type.

See the Plone4ArtistsCalendar screencast for a overview of the product's features.

Plone4ArtistsCalendar is a Plone product built to expose the p4a.plonecalendar framework in a Plone setting. In a nutshell it provides the following features:

Calendar support
Any folder or smart folder can be calendar activated which turns it into a calendar which knows how to display an overview for all contained events.
Monthly view
Any calendar activated (smart) folder can has several default views including a monthly view.
Chronological event view
The events gathered together by the activated calendar can be displayed using a chronological event listing.
Past events view
Events that have already occurred are grouped into a past events listing page.
Color coding by event type
Events can be color coded based on what event type (keyword) they have been assigned.
iCal and hCal support
Exporting events in iCal format and importing iCal and hCal. Publishing a calendar from Apple iCal or Mozilla Sunbird to your Plone site.


  • Zope 2.9.8+ or Zope 2.10+
  • Plone 2.5.3+ or Plone 3.0+
  • Five 1.4.3+ (if running Zope 2.9.8) or Five 1.5+ (Included in Zope 2.10)
  • CMFonFive 1.3.4+ (if running on Plone 2.5. It's not needed for Plone 3.)
  • Calendaring 0.4.0+
  • Marshall SVN trunk r7066 or higher


If you're installing from the Plone4ArtistsCalendar bundle release you simply need to install all of the included Zope2 products into your $INSTANCE_HOME/Products directory.

If you're installing just the Plone4ArtistsCalendar Zope 2 product, you'll need the other dependencies installed manually as well. Please see their install files for proper installation instructions.

Configuration within a Plone site is simply a matter of going to the Add/Remove Products configlet and installing the Plone4ArtistsCalendar product.

Basic Usage

Note: The Plone4ArtistsCalendar product does not install any content types.

  • folders and smart folders can be toggled to be calendar enhanced (become calendars) by selecting the configure calendar menu item in their respective actions drop down menu's.

Directory Layout

Please note that this product is just a Zope 2 integration layer for the p4a.calendar and p4a.plonecalendar python packages. See the actual python package directories within the $INSTANCE_HOME/Products/Plone4ArtistsCalendar/pythonlib directory for further details.


To run the Plone4ArtistsCalendar tests you must use the standard Zope testrunner:

$INSTANCE_HOME/bin/zopectl test -m Products.Plone4ArtistsCalendar.tests

Running the tests any other way (such as with the -s option) will result in the testrunner finding unrunnable tests due to PYTHONPATH mangling.

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