[Zope3-Users] Building an admin interface

Florian Lindner mailinglists at xgm.de
Mon Jul 16 12:29:43 EDT 2007

I have a rather fundamental problem.

Until now the editor of my bloggin software has added, modified and removed 
blog entries by logging in to the ZMI and use the filesystem like view there.

This gives me (as the developer) only very limited control about how it is 
done. For example: A newly created entry should be stored in the subfolder 
year/month/day/entry_id. I can modify the entry_id by using a NamesChooser 
adapter but I can't (AFAIK) modify the actual location.

Because of this I want to develop an admin interface. The application 
generally shoud work stand alone (eg. not integrated in Plone) but should act 
as a well behaving citizen in the Zope3 world. (make integration easy).

How is this done the best way?

- What skins to use?

- How should authentication be done?
Just rely on the authentication source being around and use it  with 

- How to design my ZPTs to make them fit in the skin/interface?

- What else to pay attention to?

Thanks for all tips!


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