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EEA Template Services


EEATemplatesService is a product that provieds simple HTTP service for the templates from the plone site.

The template service will be able to deploy templates elements on-the-fly by simple HTTP requests. There is no need to use a more advanced technique like SOAP or XML-RPC at this stage.

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EEATemplatesService is based on DIYPloneStyle 1.0.4, a skeleton product ready for building new graphical designs for Plone.



  • Contents
  • Installation
    • Selecting a skin
  • Source code
  • Copyright and license
  • Funding


Place EEATemplatesService in the Products directory of your Zope instance and restart the server.

In Plone go to the ‘Site Setup’ page and click on the ‘Add/Remove Products’ link.

Choose EEATemplatesService (check its checkbox) and click the ‘Install’ button.

You may have to empty your browser cache to see the effects of the product installation/uninstallation.

Uninstall – This can be done from the same management screen.

Selecting a skin

Depending on the value given to SELECTSKIN (in, the skin will be selected (or not) as default one while installing the product. If you need to switch from a default skin to another, go to the ‘Site Setup’ page, and choose ‘Skins’ (as portal manager). You can also decide from that page if members can choose their preferred skin and, in that case, if the skin cookie should be persistent.

Note – Don’t forget to perform a full refresh of the page or reload all images (not from browser cache) after selecting a skin. In Firefox, you can do so by pressing the ‘shift’ key while reloading the page. In IE, use the key combination <Ctrl-F5>.

Source code

The Initial Owner of the Original Code is European Environment Agency (EEA). All Rights Reserved.

The EEA Templates Service (the Original Code) is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

More details under docs/License.txt


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