Initial Content Wanted
I have a site that I want to populate with some initial content: some folders, some pages, some collections. Oh, and I want to have them in the "published" workflow state.
It ain't as easy as it should be
This page describes how to create folders but doesn't address workflow.
I tried creating a simple page (plone "Document" content type) and then using GenericSetup "diff" to compare what was different from the initial snapshot I took. It was not informative until I enabled the " Treat missing files as empty" checkbox, then it showed nearly everything I needed.
I tried GenericSetup "Export" tab and selected only "Content" but that produced -- repeatably -- corrupted tar.gz files which were useless.
I installed GSXML and can select a content type then Actions -> Export and that works rather well, but it produces XML and Pickle files which are nothing like I find I need for Generic Setup profiles.
Working now: Folder, Document
Here's a file layout you can put under your product's profiles/default/ directory which will create a Folder and a Document with some content. These content items will be named "blog" (Folder) and "page-sample" (Document). The names in the .objects and .preserve file must match the directory and file names containing the information about each. The .preserve file indicates what not to leave alone if it already exists on the site.
[DEFAULT] title = Blog description = Much ado about blogging.
id: page-sample title: page sample description: sample this page subject: relatedItems: location: language: effectiveDate: 2009/08/17 23:16:27.120 GMT-4 expirationDate: None creation_date: 2009/08/17 23:16:19.956 GMT-4 modification_date: 2009/08/17 23:16:27.120 GMT-4 creators: admin contributors: rights: allowDiscussion: False excludeFromNav: False presentation: False tableContents: False Content-Type: text/html <h2>I'm a lowly Page</h2> <p>Some day I hope to be a King.</p>
You can define just the 'title' and 'description' attributes, but it's good to know what attributes you can set.
To be done
How do I set their workflow state to "published" instead of the initial "private" state?
How do I add Collections (Smart Folders)? I can create an .objects entry
but don't know how or where to specify the criteria (type=Document, Location=blog) that's needed to instantiate this.