Alex Clark's book will get you managing and enhancing your Plone website like a seasoned expert
Covers Plone basics from a site administrator's perspective
Learn how to use Buildout to develop, deploy, and maintain a modern Plone site
Enhance the functionality and appearance of your web site by using third-party add-ons
Features many useful Buildout recipes from the Python Package Index
Written by Alex Clark, an expert Plone site administrator and member of the plone.org infrastructure team
In the past few years, we have seen some dramatic changes in the way Plone sites are being developed, deployed, and maintained. As a result, developing and deploying sites, changing their default settings, and performing day to day maintenance tasks can be a challenge.
This book covers site administration tasks, from setting up a development instance, to optimizing a deployed production site, and more. It demonstrates how-to perform these tasks in a comprehensive way, and walks the user through the necessary steps to achieve results.
We have divided the subject of Plone site administration into three categories: development, deployment, and maintenance. We begin by explaining how a Plone site is built, and how to start using it through the web. Next, we add features by installing add-on products, focusing on themes, blogging, and other common enhancements. After the basics of developing and deploying a Plone site are covered, the book covers the basics of maintaining it.
Further, throughout the book we preview some new technologies related to Plone site administration, available now as add-ons to the current Plone release. Finally, we will cover a variety of techniques to help you optimize your site's performance.
This book presents a modern, customizable approach to keeping your Plone site running smoothly.