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version 2.1.0 on Jun 19th, 2013


The ftw.publisher packages provide tools for publishing plone contents from one instance to another.

By providing a simple mechanism to invoke the publishing, it's possible to set up the publisher in a variety of ways, such as workflow bound, manually invoked or automated publication.

The ftw.publisher package library also provides a variety of surveillance and analysis tools for making maintenance confortable.


The ftw.publisher is meant to be used in a environment where there are two seperate plone-sites which do not share their database. The editors work on a editorial site and the contents are published to a public site when they are ready. Setting up such an environment with ftw.publisher let you have a powerful staging solution with completly isolated instances.

Network security

Using an environment with two isolated installations makes it possible to protect the editorial site with firewalls or to put it even in a private company network. This way the editorial site is completly protected from the internet, which is in some use cases mandatory for protecting other - unpublished - contents (for example when publishing the internet contents from the intranet).

Component support

  • Archetypes objects
  • Standard Archetypes field types
  • Topics: criterias are published automatically when topic is published
  • Backreferences - references are added automatically as soon both objects are published
  • Additional interfaces added on /manage_interfaces or by other products
  • Contextual portlets
  • Properties

With the publisher adapter structure it is as easy as creating another adapter to support other components. For instance annotations are not supported by design, because you may not wan't to publish all annotations but only certain ones. Therefore it is easyer to implement custom adapters for those annotations which need to be published.


Core packages
The sender package provides a configuration panel and is responsible for sending contents to the target instance. It's usually installed on a editorial site. ftw.publisher.sender source | ftw.publisher.sender pypi
The receiver package is installed on the public site and is the target of the publishing process. It has tools for receiving a request and creating, updating or deleting objects which should be published or retrieved. ftw.publisher.receiver source | ftw.publisher.receiver pypi
The core package is installed on both, sender and receiver instances. It provides adapters for serializing and unserializing components of plone contents (such as portlets). ftw.publisher.core source | ftw.publisher.core pypi
Addon packages
This example package provides a publisher-bound workflow and shows how to write an integration package for this use case. ftw.publisher.example source | ftw.publisher.example pypi
Sends alert mails when the publisher queue is blocked and publishing does no longer work. ftw.publisher.monitor source | ftw.publisher.monitor pypi
Sends scheduled reports about the publishing state (executed jobs, failed jobs, etc.). ftw.publisher.mailreport source | ftw.publisher.mailreport pypi
Views for comparing the editorial and the public site. Detects inconsistencies and problems by comparing the catalogs of the two sites. Useful in workflow based publishing environments. ftw.publisher.controlling source | ftw.publisher.controlling pypi

Installation & Usage

Take a look at the ftw.pubisher.example package and the example buildout. See also the wiki.

Override realm configuration with ZCML

The realms are by default configured in the database through the control panel. When copying the database from a production environment to a staging environment the realm configuration is copied too, which could result in publishing from the staging editorial site to the production public site, which is very bad.

For solving this issue it is possible to override the realm configuration with ZCML, so that it can be configured also using the zcml-additional option of the buildout.

System Message: ERROR/3 (<string>, line 133)

Unknown directive type "code".

.. code:: xml

    <configure xmlns:publisher="http://namespaces.zope.org/ftw.publisher">

        <include package="ftw.publisher.sender" file="meta.zcml" />

            password="publisher-password" />



2.1.0 (2013-06-13)
  • Add separate permission for accessing the publisher settings in the control panel. By default, the permission is granted to Manager and Site Administrator. The permission is "ftw.publisher.sender: Change Publisher Configuration" [jone]
2.0.1 (2013-05-24)
  • Execute queue view: add batch size argument. [jone]
2.0 (2013-05-24)
  • Make status messages transaction aware, so that it works with integrity check rollbacks. [jone]
  • Implement an override-realm ZCML directive for overriding database settings with ZCML. [jone]
  • Make ugprade step 1.1 -> 1.2 save: do not migrate when there is no data. [jone]
  • Plone 4.3 compatibility. [jone]
  • Add "disable-publisher-for-testing" environment variable for disabling event handler. [jone]
  • Fixed error if data-adapter (JSON-data) doesnt contain field_data_adapter. [jinfanger]
  • UnicodeError in log. LogStream should not be mixed utf8 and unicode. [jinfanger]
  • Ignored fields can be configurated, which will be ignored by the publisher. [jinfanger]
  • Drop Plone 3 support. [jone]
1.5 (2011-07-05)
  • Fixed authentication problem (base64) (issue #1) [jone]
  • Fix PloneFormGen publish support. Recursively publish all items from a FormFolder. [mathias.leimgruber]
1.4 (2011-04-06)
1.3 (2011-01-19)
  • Added some german translations and added plain english po-file [mathias.leimgruber]
  • Merged lock-config-branch into trunk Bei Direktem Publishing ohne Queu macht das Locking keinen Sinn. Daher kann man nun das Locking einschalten/ausschalten. [mathias.leimgruber]
  • Added new IBeforeQueueExecutionEvent, which allows third party packages to do dome stuff. [jone]
1.2 (2010-09-27)
  • Added missing message factory import in publishploneformgen.py [jone]
  • Added QueueExecutedEvent [jone]
  • Added viewlet manager on configlet page. [jone]
  • Do not catch BadStatusLine exceptions since the should be moved to the executed jobs list like when regular exceptions occur. [jone]
  • Added batching to executed jobs view [jone]
  • Added upgrade step for migrating the executed jobs storage to IOBTree [jone]
  • Added some storage tests and changed the executed jobs storage to a IOBTree storage for better performance. [jone]


  • portal_setup: run the ftw.publisher.sender upgrade step for migrating storage
1.1 (2010-07-21)
  • Use the translated communication state names [jone]
  • Show json cache path in configuration [jone]
  • Executed jobs list: made more robust ; reversed listing [jone]
1.0c4 (2010-06-24)
  • Fixed bad adapter usage [jone]
1.0c3 (2010-06-24)
  • Added string encoding / decoding methods which work with json [jone]
1.0c2 (2010-06-22)
  • Fixed fixed namespace_packages in setup.py [jone]
1.0c1 (2010-06-18)
  • Locking while executing queue [jone]
  • Added possiblity to disable automatic publishing in control panel [jone]
  • Added possibility to execute / delete a single job in the queue [jone]
  • Added executed jobs list [jone]
  • Added publisher control panel icon [jone]
  • Implemented blacklist support [jone]
  • Added modification date to medata: it will be set by the receiver [jone]
  • Fixed encoding problem: the dumped data should always contain unicode strings [jone]
  • Client-Objects are now IAttributeAnnotable [jone]
  • Using z3c.autoinclude for including zcml-dependencies [jone]
  • implement rename action [mle]

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