Howto clone my blog
Detailed explanation on HOWTO clone this Plone5 based blog
UPDATE I moved back to Hugo
I open sourced all components of my blog, this post is for anyone who want’s the same blog or build one on top of mine. It’s a step by step guide even for newcomers to Plone.
- GNU/Linux or Mac OS
- Windows users can use Vagrant
The components of this blog
collective.blog - A blog for Plone 5.
I’ve written it to learn Plone.
plonetheme.persona - Port of the clean and well-readable Persona theme to Plone 5.
rj.site - A simple integration package
Currently a very simple integration package that installs
I plan to extend this via an Upgrade Step to set some options on the site i currently manualy set.
A buildout based on
starzel/buildoutto generate a Plone site, named last but the root to build your clone.
Step by step guide
1.) Install the required packages as documented here
sudo apt-get -y install python-setuptools python-dev build-essential libssl-dev libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev libbz2-dev libjpeg62-dev virtualenv python-tk python-gdbm sudo apt-get -y install libreadline-dev wv poppler-utils sudo apt-get -y install git pwgen
2.) Create a clone of rj.buildout into a folder named
git clone https://github.com/pcdummy/rj.buildout.git plone
3.) Create a virtualenv for the buildout (a Python environment inside “plone”)
cd plone virtualenv -p /usr/bin/python2.7 --no-site-packages .
4.) Install zc.buildout in your new python environment.
./bin/pip install -r requirements.txt
ln -s local_develop.cfg local.cfg
6.) Generate a
secret.cfg for the plone superadmin.
echo -e "[buildout]\nlogin = admin\npassword = $(pwgen -B -1 15)\n" > secret.cfg cat secret.cfg
Remember the username and password here, you need it later to login to your plone site.
7.) Run “buildout” to download the dependencies, install and compile everything together.
This will take a while, go get a coffee :)
8.) Run the ZEO Server (the Database server)
9.) Run your ZOPE site.
RELOAD_PATH=src/ ./bin/zeoclient_debug fg
10.) Go with a browser to localhost:8084
11.) Click on
Create a new Plone site
12.) Set the “Path identifier” to “Plone” and fill everything else as wanted.
13.) Goto the Add-ons configurator
14.) Next goto the Markup controlpanel
And enable the markups you want to write your blog posts in (i personaly prefer Markdown).
This blog and its clone guide wouldn’t be possible without: