An in-depth and comprehensive guide to the Plone content management
A comprehensive guide for Plone website administrators and
Design, build, and manage content rich websites using
Extend Plone's skins and content types
Customize, secure, and optimize Plone websites
Built on the powerful and popular Zope application server, Plone
is widely believed to be the best and most powerful open source
content management system. Many regard it as the equal of, or
superior to, commercially available CMS.
Plone is an open source content management system built on the
powerful object-oriented Zope application server. Easy to use,
powerful, extensible, and well-supported by an extensive team of
developers and contributors, Plone has quickly become one of the
most popular open source content management servers.
Plone has support for internationalization, complies with
accessibility and usability standards, can run on various
platforms, and is highly extensible. Plone is ideal as an intranet
and extranet server, document publishing system, portal server, and
a groupware tool for collaboration between separately located
Like any feature-rich, complex system, Plone can have a steep
initial learning curve. This makes good documentation essential for
both the beginner and expert alike. For users new to Plone, this
book provides a structured pathway through set up and initial
customization. Experienced Plone developers will learn how to
leverage the full capability of this powerful application.
What you will learn from this book? Requiring only a
working knowledge of Python and Zope, this book will help you gain
a deep understanding of Plone.
The book covers all aspects of understanding, implementing, and
Installing, running and managing Plone
The design and architecture of Plone
Managing users and permissions
Managing and publishing content
Using, extending, and writing Plone tools
Customizing the layout of Plone websites
Writing Plone products
Using relational databases with Plone
Integrating Plone websites with other websites and systems
Optimizing, securing, and improving the performance of Plone
Plone internationalization features
Plone real world case studies.
This book gives you all the skills you need to become an
accomplished Plone developer.
This book is a practical guide to Plone. It is written in a
tutorial style, using examples and case studies to take you from
the basics thorough to advanced Plone implementations.
Who this book is written for?
Requiring only a basic knowledge of Zope and Python, this book
is valuable for both beginners and experienced Plone