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vs.flexigridsearch (1.0.0)

by Olha Pelishok last modified 2011-06-14
Released on 2011-06-09 by Andreas Jung for Plone 3.3, Plone 4.0 under LGPL - GNU Lesser General Public License available for All platforms.
Software development stage: stable
Plone search results through flexigrid

vs.flexigridsearch provides a drop-in replacement for the template of Plone 3/4. The search results are presented as a sortable table using the jQuery flexigrid plugin.


  • add vs.flexigridsearch to the eggs option of your buildout configuration and re-run buildout
  • create a new Plone site using the related Plone3 or Plone 4 extension profile of vs.flexigridsearch
  • or import the related profile for an existing Plone site through portal_setup (Import tab) (there are dedicatd profiles for Plone 3 and Plone 4 since we need different flexigrid versions due to different jQuery versions in Plone 3 and 4).


  • no special usage: perform a search and the result should be rendered using the flexgrid jQuery add-on.


  • vs.flexigridsearch uses a property sheet under portal_properties/flexigridsearch_properties for its configuration:
    • portalTypesToSearch - a list of portal types to be searched (a future version of the software will use the configuration of Plone)
    • sort_limit - maximum number of hits to be retrieved from portal_catalog. The parameter name is kind of misleading but the portal_catalog will really limit the number of returned rows
    • columns - defines the columns of the flexigrid table. In general vs.flexigridsearch can support all searchable indexes of the portal_catalog:
      • Title (this should be always included if you want a clickable link to the content object)
      • Description
      • getId
      • created
      • Creator
      • start
      • end
      • effective
      • expires
      • location
      • Subject
      • getObjSize
      • review_state
      • portal_type
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