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  1. 1 vote
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    • Multiple folders permissions

      The idea is to have a single view (like the one you use for browsing contents), where you can specify la folder permissions for more than one folder, where it is required the same permissions in all the folders, for the same users. For example I own a parent folder with view only permissions for 5 people. Then under this I have one folder for each month of the year and I want to specify permissions in those 12 folders for those 5 people for them to be able to add and edit.

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      • Multiple Plone sites per zope instance - using separate Data.fs files for each one.

        "It is possible to run multiple Plone sites within a single Zope instance while keeping each Plone site in its own Data.fs file. Having the sites in their own Data.fs file allows you to easily backup, delete, or relocate individual Plone sites even when you are running multiple sites in the same instance. This can be accomplished using ZODB Mount Points."

        refer: http://plone.org/documentation/kb/multiple-plone-sites-per-zope-instance-using-separate-data-fs-files-for-each-one

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        • Sanitize html-filter-settings-form

          Moved from:
          https://dev.plone.org/ticket/9836

          A user was removing nasty tags etc from the html filtering dialog. They would then click on html filtering link again and the nasty tags I removed appear again. It turns out the user needs to push two buttons. The remove button and then the save button way down the bottom of the page. This is potentially confusing. (it confused us for awhile).

          I can think of two fixes:

          get rid of save and cancel buttons.
          put an info dialog saying "changes currently not saved. Press "save" to save them now. (this system works well on another…

          3 votes
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          • [TinyMCE] Configuration setting for the default upload location

            Moved from: https://dev.plone.org/ticket/12727

            "Dear Sir Can we have a configuration setting in TinyMCE to define our own default upload path for uploading/attaching files/images (in the TinyMCE insert/edit image and insert/edit image windows)? In many Plone intranet setups, users are uploading images and files into a common folder instead of the current folder, and they have to navigate to the root and then to the common folder in the TinyMCE's insert/edit image/file window. It will save a lot of time if the default upload path is set to the common folder so that users do not have to do any navigation.…

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            • [TinyMCE] List of Linkable Objects as a drop down list, not as a writable area

              Moved from https://dev.plone.org/ticket/12757
              "It could be very helpful to make TinyMCE behave as Kupu for the list of Linkable Objects (at <site root>/@@tinymce-controlpanel page, 'Resources Types' tab), that is to let the user choose them in a drop down list: for the moment, the user has to write them, which is painful and subject to error as he may not know the internal content type's name of the object."

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              • Make batch size configurable

                The batch size (10) is hard coded and fixed in the User Management page(s). Personally I'd like to be able to blow that batch size out to whatever I want (100!) - how about making it a property? Same with the group management page...

                (per https://dev.plone.org/ticket/2732)

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                • Make clipboard contents visible while copy/pasting contents

                  It would be nice that in the folder_contents view, you can see what objects are actually on the clipboard. Right now, the only thing you can see is that there is a paste button. There were several times that I wanted to know what was actually on the cliboard. (per https://dev.plone.org/ticket/1942)

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                  • 15 votes
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                    • Inform website owner if security hotfixes are not installed

                      Add big red bar with some text to Plone Control Panel if security hotfixes are not installed.

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                      • Install Plone products through the web

                        It should be possible to install new Plone products within Plone interface without editing buildout.cfg.
                        (The reality is that drupal, joomla, wordpress, typo3 have this option). Auto check for updates.

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                        • 7 votes
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                          • Support lazy loading

                            Currently all required CSS and JavaScript files are loaded _eagerly_ by Plone: all of them are in the head. Several files (e.g. JavaScript) aren't needed on particular pages, yet they're loaded. This requires additional bandwidth as well as loading time.

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                            • Prefacing "ToDo" List for topics rated "important" on top of the Add-On installer page

                              I.e. a display like the current update suggestion message for Plone
                              itsself.

                              3rd Party Updates installed by buildout that need migrations should be
                              able to hold a "untouched" flag like the "safe download" database in
                              MacOSX until the necessary migrations are finished. The Quickinstaller
                              still provides this in a more general form, but there are some cases
                              where we need more info at the right place saving support time. Maybe
                              I am overseeing something that is already present.

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                              • Display all unfinished reinstalls / migrations in the error tracebacks

                                Scan for any add ons or parts of the software, that display an obvious
                                waiting of the system for missing useraction or update and display
                                them as a list by default or via a link in the traceback page until finished

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                                • Improve Inline Troubleshooting Suggestions

                                  When displaying errors in Plone link to one landing page on Plone.org with a list of common ressources to scan for the displayed error. Check if passing over some "safe" arguments to provide (pre) filtering of the displayed results for convenience.

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                                  • 4 votes
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                                    • OAuth authentication (facebook, twitter)

                                      Plone has a openId authentication plugin.

                                      I would like to see an OAuth authentication plugin to be able to log in with Facebook, Twitter and other OAuth providers.

                                      29 votes
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                                      • Have a help menu

                                        I was just thinking: there is no "help menu" from within plone.

                                        Could this be a sane idea ?
                                        1) A product that adds a "how to" action (in portal siteactions")
                                        2) This "drags in the how tos from some webpage or wiki

                                        8 votes
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                                        • add can view author permission

                                          I've had occasion to build sites where I wanted to control who had permission to view the author of particular content. Rather than have to build this into the particular product or make special templates for a particular object, this should be one of the base permissions controlled in Plone. This will be especially good with Dexterity types.

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