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Table of Contents

  • Import data from JSON
    • Import procedure
  • Life, the Universe, and Everything
  • Don’t Panic
    • Installation
    • Screenshots
    • Developer Notes

Import data from JSON

An upgrade step can be used to import the data from the old EEA Glossaries into three instances of the eea.glossary: EEA Glossary, EPER and EPER2.

Import procedure

  1. Install content type
  2. In the ZMI interface open portal_setup, “Upgrades” tab, select eea.glossary:default and click “Choose Profile”
  3. Click “Show” to show the old upgrades
  4. Select the step “Import terms and synonyms from json (1.0 –> 1.0)” and click Upgrade

Life, the Universe, and Everything

A Dexterity-based content type to define a glossary and its terms.

This package is inspired in PloneGlossary and collective.glossary.

Don’t Panic


To enable this package in a buildout-based installation:

  1. Edit your buildout.cfg and add add the following to it:

    [buildout] … eggs = eea.glossary

After updating the configuration you need to run ‘‘bin/buildout’’, which will take care of updating your system.

Go to the ‘Site Setup’ page in a Plone site and click on the ‘Add-ons’ link.

Check the box next to eea.glossary and click the ‘Activate’ button.


Create a Glossary.

Use it!

The tooltip can be disabled in the control panel configlet.

Developer Notes

The terms are loaded in a page using an AJAX call to a browser view that returns them as a JSON object.

The tooltips will only be available in the default view of a content type instance.

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