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quintagroup.dropdownmenu (1.2.9)

by Olha Pelishok last modified 2013-12-24
Released on 2013-11-18 by Quintagroup for Plone 3.0, Plone 3.1, Plone 3.2, Plone 3.3, Plone 4.0, Plone 4.1, Plone 4.2, Plone 4.3 under LGPL - GNU Lesser General Public License available for All platforms.
Software development stage: stable
Multilevel portal dropdown menu for Plone sites.

This package allows to build dropdown menu through the web with portal_actions. Submenus are built of the tree of nested Category Actions and Actions. The other strategy used to populate submenus is Plone default NavigationStrategy, the one used in navigation portlet.  

This project is successor of qPloneDropDownMenu.

Building you dropdown menu with portal_actions

Starting from Plone 3 portal actions introduced CMF Action Category containers, it opened opportunity to build nested actions trees. Though CMF Action Category does not behave as a regular action, it has different set of properties.

We introduced convention in the quintagroup.dropdownmenu that requires to have a specially named Action for each Actions Category. The id of each such action must be build using the rule:

action_id = prefix + category_id + suffix


  • 'category_id' is id of correspondent CMF Action Category
  • 'prefix' defined in DropDownMenu configlet, default value ''
  • 'suffix' defined in DropDownMenu configlet, default value '_sub'

So the actions structure can look like:

    / portal_tabs
    |- home
    |- blog_sub
    |-/ blog
    | |-- 2009
    | |-- 2010

By default the root of dropdown menu is 'portal_tabs' category.

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