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Lots of Websites, One eZ Publish Installation - Adding Siteaccesses in eZ Publish


This tutorial gives developers the power to extend the features and flexibility of eZ Publish beyond a single website, to having an unlimited number in one installation. At the end of this tutorial you will have learned how to best leverage eZ Publish's siteaccess concept to create multiple websites. It will let you apply this concept through the concrete case of building two different, multilingual websites on one single eZ Publish instance.

Adding custom security policy limitations to your modules

This tutorial will show you how to deal with custom security policy limitations for your modules. Once read, you will be able to fully take advantage of the granularity in eZ Publish's security and access control system.

Install eZ Publish 4.3 on Apple Snow Leopard Server

At the end of this tutorial, you will have gone through all steps involved in installing eZ Publish on an OSX Snow Leopard Server. This includes settings up the required stack, and installing eZ Publish itself.

ezjscore: eZ Publish JavaScript and Ajax framework

ezjscore is an eZ Publish extension that provides a simple framework for using Ajax, JavaScript, and (to a smaller extent) CSS. It is bundled with eZ Flow and Website Interface installations in eZ Publish 4.2 and is mostly compatible with previous eZ Publish 4.x versions. In this article, we will provide documentation for ezjscore and show you some example code, all with the goal of helping you to build more powerful, richer, and better performing eZ Publish websites.

ODF support in eZ Components

With the new stable version 2009.2 of the eZ Components , the Document component get support for the OpenDocument format. You can convert OpenDocumentText (ODT) to the internally used Docbook XML and from there to any of the other formats supported by the component (like RST, Wiki markup or ezxml). The other way around works in addition, read any format supported by Document and convert it to ODT. You can nicely style the generated document using a CSS sub-set and even generate a PDF with the very same style settings.

I wrote up a tutorial this new feature of the Document component on my blog, where you can also download example source code and examine the results of conversions.

Using a SSO in eZ Publish

Sometimes, during a web application development, you need to interface with your client's software(s) and/or websites in order to keep a common and coherent session within its applicative environment. To do this, it is often useful to use a special tool : SSO (Single Sign On). This article illustrates one way of integrating an eZ Publish based web application into an existing SSO architecture

Selling Pay-Per-Download Products

Many products – PDF books, songs, and online games, among others – are well suited for a pay-per-download workflow. In such a case, customers buy products online and receive immediate access, without requiring any action from the seller. eZ Publish provides a framework to quickly set up pay-per-download products.

Import export from ODF

This article is a quick guide to one of the powerful publishing features of eZ Publish: the ability to import and export content using the eZ OpenDocument Format (eZODF) extension . This article will describe some of the benefits of the extension as compared to online content editing. It will also provide an illustrated how-to to show how easy the feature is to use.

eZ Publish Knowledge Series: WebDAV support in eZ Publish 4.1 now using eZ Components

eZ Publish 4.1 brings improved WebDAV support by replacing its original building blocks by the eZ Components WebDAV component. The new version conserves all existing features, plus it now capitalises on the solid base of eZ Components with its unit tests, documentation and extensibility. This allows for easier maintenance and addition of new features, such as locking, in subsequent eZ publish releases as well.

eZ Publish Knowledge Series: «Stale Cache» or «How caches in eZ Publish 4.1 are handled in a smarter way»

This article describes in detail the principles and functions of the new cache system present in eZ Publish 4.1 . Overall the idea can be summarised as follows: instead of deleting cache elements and then regenerate them across concurrent requests, the logic is reversed to a refresh algorithm. Basically a cache element will be marked as invalid but not deleted until a new version is ready. During the generation of the new cache element, the old version will still be served until it is ready.

eZ Publish Knowledge Series: Editorial workflow with Object States

Typical workflow-like processes basically boil down to transitions in states for objects driven by human or other external interaction. The introduction of freely definable object states, possibly grouped in object state collections and coupled to the role/policy system of eZ Publish , enables a wide range of applications.

Importing and exporting word processor documents

This article is a quick guide to one of the powerful publishing features of eZ Publish: the ability to import and export content using the eZ OpenDocument Format (eZODF) extension . This article will describe some of the benefits of the extension as compared to online content editing. It will also provide an illustrated how-to to show how easy the feature is to use.

WebDAV locking and unconventional test cases

Version 2008.2 of the eZ Components package brings a new release of the Webdav component 1.1. This version introduces a lot of new features, making it easier for you to integrate the component into your environment and offering advanced built-in WebDAV capabilities. This article introduces the new features and gives you some insight on the advanced testing techniques we used in developing this new release.

Node Visibility: Hiding and Revealing Content

By default, all nodes in the Content branch are visible and thus accessible on the front-end of a site. To "unpublish" content means to take content off the public site. This is usually achieved by deleting the content object (clicking the Remove button), or hiding the node (changing its visibility status). This article introduces the concepts relating to node visibility and walks you through how to hide and reveal content. It is based on concepts explained in eZ Publish Advanced Content Management .

How to Import and Export RSS Feeds

This article is a step-by-step guide on setting up RSS imports and exports in eZ Publish. In addition to providing detailed, illustrated walk-throughs, this article also provides a basis for understanding what RSS is about, why it is used, and how it may be of value for your website or business clients.

Section Segmentation and User Permissions Part 2 of 2

The permission system controls access to your site's content and functionality. It includes a set of user accounts and access permissions. Here, we focus on the relevant concepts and how to manage the permission system in the Administration Interface. This article is the second in a mini-series based on concepts presented in the new book eZ Publish Advanced Content Management . It includes an example at the end that builds upon what was discussed in the first article in this series in order to create a protected area on a site.

Section Segmentation and User Permissions Part 1 of 2

Sections group virtual collections of nodes. On their own, sections are nothing more than identification numbers. However, they can be used by eZ Publish in several different, powerful ways. The purpose of this article is to explain the section concept, identify the related features and show how sections are used and managed. This article is based on concepts presented in the new book eZ Publish Advanced Content Management , and is the first of a two-part series about sections, users, roles, and policies.

Creating Datatypes in eZ Publish 4

Content in eZ Publish is stored in attributes of content objects. A datatype describes the type of value that can be stored in an attribute and is the smallest possible entity of storage. It determines how a specific type of information should be validated, stored and retrieved. eZ Publish comes with a set of datatypes for, among other things, plain text, formatted text, images, email addresses and dates. This article explains how to create additional datatypes in eZ Publish 4, and explores how to take advantage of some of the new eZ Publish 4 features.

Helper Child Nodes: User-Friendly Search Results and Preventing Full Node Views

In an eZ Publish site structure, there are often nodes that hold information shown as a part of the full view of a different, master node. Showing the full view of the former nodes themselves or getting them as search results is usually unwanted. This is common in forums and articles with comments. If you have worked on a large eZ Publish project, you have probably used such nodes without referring to them by a specific name. This article explains what we call “helper nodes” and also explores the template and content model issues involved, relating specifically to search results.