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plone.api.portal

Module that provides various utility methods on the portal level.

plone.api.portal.get()[source]

Get the Plone portal object out of thin air.

Without the need to import fancy Interfaces and doing multi adapter lookups.

Returns:Plone portal object
Return type:Portal object
Example:Get portal object
plone.api.portal.get_current_language(context=None)[source]

Return the current negotiated language.

Parameters:context (object) – context object
Returns:language identifier
Return type:string
Example:Get current language
plone.api.portal.get_default_language()[source]

Return the default language.

Returns:language identifier
Return type:string
Example:Get default language
plone.api.portal.get_localized_time(datetime=None, long_format=False, time_only=False)[source]

Display a date/time in a user-friendly way.

It should be localized to the user’s preferred language.

Note that you can specify both long_format and time_only as True (or any other value that can be converted to a boolean True value), but time_only then wins: the long_format value is ignored.

You can also use datetime.datetime or datetime.date instead of Plone’s DateTime. In case of datetime.datetime everything works the same, in case of datetime.date the long_format parameter is ignored and on time_only an empty string is returned.

Parameters:
  • datetime (DateTime, datetime or date) – [required] Message to show.
  • long_format (boolean) – When true, show long date format. When false (default), show the short date format.
  • time_only (boolean) – When true, show only the time, when false (default), show the date.
Returns:

Localized time

Return type:

string

Raises:

ValueError

Example:

Get localized time

plone.api.portal.get_navigation_root(context=None)[source]

Get the navigation root object for the context.

This traverses the path up and returns the nearest navigation root. Useful for multi-lingual installations and sites with subsites.

Parameters:context (context object) – [required] Context on which to get the navigation root.
Returns:Navigation Root
Return type:Portal object
Example:Get navigation root
plone.api.portal.get_registry_record(name=None, interface=None, default=<object object>)[source]

Get a record value from plone.app.registry

Parameters:
  • name (string) – [required] Name
  • interface (zope.interface.Interface) – interface whose attributes are plone.app.registry settings
  • default (anything) – The value returned if the record is not found
Returns:

Registry record value

Return type:

plone.app.registry registry record

Example:

Get plone.app.registry record

plone.api.portal.get_tool(name=None)[source]

Get a portal tool in a simple way.

Parameters:name (string) – [required] Name of the tool you want.
Returns:The tool that was found by name
Raises:MissingParameterError, InvalidParameterError
Example:Get tool
plone.api.portal.send_email(sender=None, recipient=None, subject=None, body=None, immediate=False)[source]

Send an email.

Parameters:
  • sender (string) – Email sender, ‘from’ field. If not set, the portal default will be used.
  • recipient (string) – [required] Email recipient, ‘to’ field.
  • subject (string) – [required] Subject of the email.
  • body (boolean) – [required] Body text of the email
  • immediate – Send immediate or queued at transaction commit time. When sending immediate the mail might get sent out multiple time in case of transaction aborts and retries.
Raises:

ValueError

Example:

Send E-Mail

plone.api.portal.set_registry_record(name=None, value=None, interface=None)[source]

Set a record value in the plone.app.registry

Parameters:
  • name (string) – [required] Name of the record
  • value (python primitive) – [required] Value to set
  • interface (zope.interface.Interface) – interface whose attributes are plone.app.registry settings
Example:

Set plone.app.registry record

plone.api.portal.show_message(message=None, request=None, type='info')[source]

Display a status message.

Parameters:
  • message (string) – [required] Message to show.
  • request (HTTPRequest) – [required] Request.
  • type (string) – Message type. Possible values: ‘info’, ‘warn’, ‘error’
Raises:

ValueError

Example:

Show notification message

plone.api.portal.translate(msgid, domain='plone', lang=None)[source]

Translate a message into a given language.

Default to current negotiated language if no target language specified.

Parameters:
  • msgid (string) – [required] message to translate
  • domain (string) – i18n domain to use
  • lang (string) – target language
Returns:

translated message

Return type:

unicode

Example:

Translate