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What's PloneRSSSearch ?


How does it work ?

To configure PloneRSSSearch, a tool can be used : portal_rsssearch. (Properties)

portal_rsssearch : Once installed, the Plone site members, including Anonymous, can get remote "public" contents (contents that Anonymous can see according to the site's policy) that match their search, in addition to the local results.

If the member of the site is also a member of the remote site (with the same user account and password), he gets matching "published" contents in the results list (again, if this is allowed by the remote site's policy). Note : The functionnality is already integrated to Plone by the addition of a customized version of Plone's '' template, but you can also quickly test it by invoking a URL such as :

Properties :

  • searchable_sites : set here the url of the external sites where you want to perform the search.
  • _addCookies : if checked, authentification cookie will be sent to external searchable sites. So if the user has also an account on these sites (same login, same password) all results he can access will be shown (private, publish, shared ...)


Is it compatible with...
  • Plone 1.0.5 ? No. Unless you adapt the rss generator tool to plone 1.
  • Plone 2.0 ? Yes.



PloneRSSSearch is shipped as a tarball for Plone. See The Ingeniweb Projects for more information.

Official releases

Releases are now hosted by SourceForge. The latest release can always be found here .

  • 1.0 (2004/04/13) : PloneRSSSearch initial version.


You can checkout the CVS anonymously with the following commands:

cvs login
cvs -z3 co PloneRSSSearch

You can browse CVS at Sourceforge .



Here comes a few screenshots of PlonePopoll administration interface.

Configure PloneRSSSearch with portal_rsssearch

A search with no authentification cookie sent.

The same search with authentification cookie sent.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I change the websearch engines list ?
    In the Zmi, go in the portal_searchbox tool. There is a textarea in the configure panel where line can be added. Enter an external site per line.



Here are some links of interest regarding PloneRSSSearch or other assorted tools.


Last modified: Wed, 14 April 2004 08:57:54 GMT