Content types

Content types allow you to provide custom schemas and content to your services.

OOTB, plone.server ships with simple Folder and Item content types. The Folder type allowing someone to add items inside of it. Both types only have simple dublin core fields.

Defining content types

A content type consists of a class and optionally, a schema to define the custom fields you want your class to use.

A simple type will look like this::

from plone.server import configure
from plone.server.content import Folder
from plone.server.interfaces import IItem
from zope import schema

class IMySchema(IItem):
    foo = schema.Text()

class MyType(Folder):

This example creates a simple schema and assigns it to the MyType content type.

Scanning If your service modules are not imported at run-time, you may need to provide an additional scan call to get your services noticed by plone.server.

In your application file, you can simply provide a scan call.

from plone.server import configure

def includeme(root):