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quintagroup.theme.schools 6.0.8

Free Diazo theme for Plone 4.2

Latest Version: 6.8

Schools is a free diazo theme for Plone 4.2


Responsive Web Design

Among the most interesting features integrated into Schools Theme you can find responsive web design that allows for easy viewing on mobile devices and tablets. If the device screen size is smaller than 5 inches the website will start to automatically resize and reposition the content to accommodate for the changes.

Customizable logo

Schools diazo theme comes with default Plone logo. You can replace it with your own as you would do it in default Plone: in ZMI customize portal_skins -> sunburst_images -> logo.png.

Configurable left/right column width

Site Setup -> Diazo Theme -> Advanced Settings. In ‘Parameter expressions’ textarea change the ‘columnonewidth’ or/and ‘columntwowidth’ parameters values respectively.

Improved thumbnail display view

To see the changes go to Display dropdown menu and click on Thumbnail view.

Top image

The theme allows you to replace header image for the whole site or site sections. To have new top image, add image with topimage shortname into desirable location on site. Default image size is 993*107px.

In case you upload higher image, it will not be completely displayed. To change it go to ‘Site Setup’ -> ‘Diazo theme’ panel -> and in ‘Parameter expressions’ textarea set the logo_min_height parameter value from 107 with a new header height.

Top portlet

Right top area is reserved for a portlet. The first portlet from right column is displayed there.

Theme Colors

You can change links colors: links_color, hover_links_color, and visited_links_color. For this, go to Site Setup -> Diazo Theme -> Advanced Settings. In ‘Parameter expressions’ textarea change the ‘links_color’ or/and ‘hover_links_color’ or/and ‘visited_links_color’ parameters values respectively.

Carousel Banner

Rotating banners can be added in case you install Products.Carousel add-on. Custom Carousel display style applies automatically to carousel banner.

To create a banner on the front page, go to the ‘Carousel’ tab in the task bar. Set carousel options and select ‘Carousel Banner’ from ‘Add new…’ dropdown menu. Upload image that will be used as one rotating banner, type its title and text (will be displayed under the image), and provide web address, image title will be linked to. Add as many carousel banners as you need.

Recommended image dimensions are 397*288px. There are 4 demo images that might be used as demo banners - see ‘src’ folder within theme package (quintagroup -> theme -> schools).

Editable Slogan

Schools Theme uses customizable slogan. To change it, go to ‘Site Setup’ -> ‘Diazo theme’ settings, open ‘Advanced settings’ tab.

In ‘Parameter expressions’ field change ‘Free Theme for Plone’ slogan in slogan = string:Free Theme for Plone line.

If you need your slogan to be displayed in non-ASCII characters, go to ‘Site Setup’ -> ‘Diazo theme’ settings, open ‘Advanced settings’ tab. In ‘Parameter expressions’ change the following field

slogan = string:Free Theme for Plone


slogan = python:path('context/slogan|string:').decode('utf-8', 'ignore')

and in ‘Site Setup’ -> ‘Zope Management Interface’ settings -> ‘Properties’ tab add a new property ‘slogan’, type ‘string’, value ‘your slogan’ and save.

Editable footer

Customize: portal_view_customizations -> plone.footer

Supported Add-Ons

Additional features can be activated:
  • Products.Carousel

    Adds rotating Carousel banner feature. Adjusted stylings to Carousel

  • Products.ContentWellPortlets

    Allows adding portlets in the header, footer and content area.

  • Products.PloneFormGen

    Adds TTW Form Generator feature.

  • quintagroup.dropdownmenu

    Adds adjusted stylings to dropdown menu.

  • Products.LinguaPlone

    Adds multilingual functionality. Adjusted stylings for language selectors.




  • Yuriy Hvozdovych
  • Taras Peretiatko
  • Volodymyr Rudnytskyy
  • Serhiy Valchuk

Plone Themes by Quintagroup, 2006-2012


quintagroup.theme.schools can be installed in any of the following ways.

Installation via diazo panel

Installation via buildout

In the buildout.cfg file of your instance:

  • Add quintagroup.theme.schools to the list of eggs to install, e.g.:

    eggs =
  • Re-run buildout:

    $ ./bin/buildout
  • Restart the Zope server:

    $ ./bin/instance restart

Then activate ‘Schools Theme’ in Plone (Site Setup -> Add-ons).

Installation: development mode

If you want to customize Schools theme please use the following installation instructions:

  • download archive from

  • extract theme archive to get quintagroup.theme.schools-version folder. Remove version from folder name to have quintagroup.theme.schools folder

  • put quintagroup.theme.schools folder into src directory of your buildout

  • in buildout.cfg file of your buildout add quintagroup.theme.schools to the list of eggs you are developing and to the list of eggs to install:

    develop = src/quintagroup.theme.schools
    eggs =
  • Re-run buildout:

    $ ./bin/buildout
  • Start instance in development mode:

    $ ./bin/instance fg
  • Install Schools Theme in Plone (Site Setup -> Add-ons).

Now you can customize Schools Theme by modifying quintagroup.theme.schools package in src directory of your buildout.


6.0.8 - July 17, 2012

  • fixed style to portal-personaltools for Responsive Web Design [naivok]
  • removed unnecessary id attribute for the body [naivok]
  • updated Doctype for Plone 4.2 [naivok]

6.0.7 - May 16, 2012

  • fixed change slogan [naivok]
  • changed the order of inserting ploneCustom.css [naivok]
  • updated the way the footer is inserted [naivok]
  • added schools class to body [naivok]
  • added style to Responsive Web Design [naivok]

6.0.6 - January 20, 2012

  • bug fixed [naivok]

6.0.5 - January 17, 2012

  • Products.PloneFormGen compatibility added [naivok]
  • Products.Carousel dependency removed [naivok]

6.0.4 - December 30, 2011

  • dependency removed [naivok]

6.0.3 - December 19, 2011

  • possibility to edit slogan added
  • possibility to replace header image added
  • logo replacement fixed

6.0.2 - December 2, 2011

  • base styles updated
  • styles for ContentWellPortlets adapted
  • improved css for correct work with Poducts.Carousel
  • added possibility to make basic edits via diazo panel: column width, links color (link, hover, visited), logo height and top portlet block height.

6.0.1 - November 28, 2011

  • styles for searchbox with dropdown menu fixed

6.0 - November 23, 2011

  • theme package converted into diazo theme

4.2 - Apr 11, 2011

  • work with quintagroup.dropdownmenu fixed
  • Styles for sitemap, document editable and live search fixed
  • columnOneWidthInt value added to base_properties
  • Products.LinguaPlone compatibility fixed

4.1 - Jan 24, 2011

  • theme updated to Plone 4

4.0 - Mar 01, 2010

  • theme product is package now [serg]
  • top portlet manager was added [serg]
  • Products.Carousel product integration [serg]
  • most of css images were merged into image sprite [serg]
  • new properties were added to base_propeties [serg]
  • favicon was added [serg]

3.3.2 - Dec 2, 2009

  • Improved print.css [serg]

3.3.1 - Oct 16, 2009

  • Default theme logo changes [serg]

3.3 - Sep 4, 2009

  • Restored breadcrumbs [serg]

3.2 - June 15, 2009

  • Ie fixes were separated
  • Customized templates were updated to Plone 3.2

3.1 - June 25, 2008

  • Language selector panel styled
  • Plone 3.1.2 compatibility tested

3.0.4 - Mar 18, 2008

  • Updated installation/uninstallation

3.0.3 - Mar 12, 2008

  • Added styles, changed txt files

3.0.2 - Mar 12, 2008

  • Fix problem with unreferencable object in imported content

3.0.1 - Feb 13, 2008

  • Fixed problems with editing imported content.

3.0 - Oct 31, 2007

  • Release for Plone 3.0.x

1.0.1 - June 18, 2007

  • Release for Pone 2.5.2
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