Content Quality helper tools


A selection of add-ons that can help create and maintain appealing, searchable, and high-quality content.

Apart from the inbuilt tools, there are several add-ons available.

Note that these are all separate add-ons you will have to install, and we strongly suggest testing them out first on a separate test-instance of your site, to see if they fit your purpose and do not interfere with other parts of your site. Also, some of these tools rely on web-services, which may or may not be allowed or advisable in high-security scenarios.

Avoiding content errors

  • collective.jekyll is a package that will help you identify common pitfalls, like too long or short titles or descriptions, or a URL starting with “copy_of”. You can even set it up so it alerts editors when they don’t stick to the preferred image format, or if a page has not enough links to other pages.

  • eea.progressbar can provide a visual clue as to where a document is in the workflow progress, making it easier for editors and reviewers to track what to do next to publish a document.

Better images

  • Products.ImageEditor allows you to rotate, flip, blur, compress, change contrast & brightness, sharpen, add drop shadows, crop, resize an image, and apply sepia.

  • collective.aviary integrates the external “Aviary” image editor into Plone.

  • surprisingly enough, crops images.

Tags, relations and more

  • eea.tags provides a Facebook-like autocomplete widget for tagging content.

  • eea.alchemy allows you to bulk auto-discover geographical coverage, temporal coverage, keywords and more.

  • collective.taghelper can connect to a range of webservices to assist tagging

  • collective.simserver can help with creating ‘related items’ links

  • collective.taxonomy can set up hierarchical taxonomies in multiple languages

  • collective.classifiers provides a ‘middle ground’ between a complex taxonomy and simple tagging, allowing for two new fields to classify content

  • collective.facets is an alternative approach allowing editors to add ‘facets’ to content.

Analytics and SEO

  • collective.googleanalytics enables easy tracking of the standard Google statistics as well as external links, e-mail address clicks and file downloads. It also defines Analytics reports that are used to query Google and display the results using Google Visualizations.

  • quintagroup.seoptimizer allows setting various meta tags and other information search engines like and need.

  • if you have migrated from another system, and need to set up aliases to content that still lives in search engines, Products.RedirectionTool gives you an interface to Plone’s built-in redirection and aliasing.

And after all that work, you can use to see your webmaster stats increase. Now lean back with your favorite hot beverage, you’ve earned it!