How to enable User Folders in Plone
User Folders are an option in Plone. You can turn them on In the Security settings area of Site Setup (Plone Control Panel). Here's how I enabled User Folders in Plone from within my product.
I needed to enable the User Folders feature of Plone from within my product. My first thought was to use a Generic Setup profile, but the solution was setuphandlers.py.
I inspected the Enable User Folders button on the Security settings page of Site Setup, and saw the attribute was named enable_user_folders. I tried to find a generic setup profile I could edit.
The closest I got was adding enable_user_folders to properties.xml. This turned the attribute on in the ZMI, but not in Site Setup and User Folders were not enabled.
Then I found a reference to
in a setuphandlers.py file from the Rhaptos git repo.So, I added these lines to setupVarious in my setuphandlers.py.
from plone.app.controlpanel.security import ISecuritySchema site = context.getSite() security = ISecuritySchema(site) security.enable_user_folders = True
Now, when I install my product, User Folders are enabled automatically.
Note that you need to make sure setupVarious is turned on in configure.zcml.
<genericsetup:importStep name="your.package" title="your.package special import handlers" description="" handler="your.package.setuphandlers.setupVarious" />
Hope this helps someone.