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Jun 27, 2012

Earthquake? Plone to the rescue!

Earthquake? Plone to the rescue!

To work in Italy you need to be pragmatic. Very pragmatic. That's why when an earthquake hit our region last month we were more than happy to help. Check out what we have done in 72h using Plone, Pyramid and Facebook

The idea behind the project is simple: build a tool that will help suffered companies to sell their products. It should be intuitive and integrates with social networks to gain publicity. You probably heard about the parmigiano reggiano losses and the huge will to buy all the cheese that was left. Our project should help people do it much easier.

Check the site:


Most of the application is done in Plone, which is so fast to develop nowadays. We have used heavily eea.facetednavigation which saved us hours if not days. Big thanks to Alin Voinea, Alexandru Ghica, Antonio De Marinis. You guys rock!

We have implemented a custom facebook integration with a separate PAS plugin. We couldn't use plonesocial.auth.rpx cause we wanted to integrate more deeply with facebook app (more about that later), and that will cost a fortune using

We have also added a small disqus trick that notifies archetype object owner that somebody made a comment. We are using the callback method:

function disqus_config() {
    this.callbacks.onNewComment = [function(comment) {
         $.post('%(document_url)s/disqus_notify', {comment: comment});


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