This is one post in a series to begin focused discussion about ideas that came out of our 2018 GSoC Brainstorm.
Please use this post as a place to begin to discuss this idea more in depth
"Shriyansh Agrawal's @Shriyanshagro GSOC project was Plone import/export. It looks most of the way there, but it's not all done. Finish the job!
In addition, I (Jean) have been working with the Orchard CMS. One of the things I appreciate is the very powerful, flexible and hackable import/export mechanism.
In Orchard, import/export can handle one or more of:
- site settings (including e.g. features activated,
- content type definitions,
- and content.
Import creates new or modifies existing types and content instances, and is either cumulative or can reset the site to a known state.
It uses an informally structured XML format and clever ID mechanism that's very easy to figure out without knowledge of internals.
I think Plone should steal some of these ideas."
Go on, community! Make this one shine!