Plone CMS is an open source Content Management System for managing information and administering content. Plone is backed by Plone Foundation - international non-profit organization. The organization holds the copyright, and Plone Content Management System is available under a dual licensing scheme, GPL and a commercial license.
Plone Content Management System was founded in 1999 by Alan Runyan (USA), Alexander Limi (Norway) and Vidar Andersen (Norway). Plone has 200 core developers and more than 300 solution providers in 57 different countries.
Plone CMS is built on top of the Zope web application server and Zope's Content Management Framework, written in Python. Plone Content Management System is ideal as an intranet server, as a document publishing system and as a groupware tool for collaboration between separately located entities. A versatile software product like Plone Content Management System can be used in a myriad of ways. Plone works on top of Linux, Windows, Mac OSX, and other Unix variants.
What people say
"After having installed and thoroughly evaluated several CMS applications over the past two to three years, there is no question in my mind that Plone represents one of the most powerful, flexible/extensible, secure (important nowadays) and complete web solutions available. Django and TurboGears look great, but because they are primarily Web Development “toolkits”, not complete CMS/Portals are unsuitable for many professional business and organizational web presence projects where lots of additional custom programming is not an option... Those looked closely at include: Joomla, Drupal, MODx, Concrete5, Liferay, OpenCMS, Apache Lenya, Typo3 and even OpenACS which reqires the unusual AOL server, tck/tl language and PostgreSQL database. Such CMS analysis projects have been tedious and time consuming, but very rewarding in allowing me to get a clear perspective on which of the many dozens Web solutions products available today are truly superior..."
W. Anderson, http://www.kimalcorp.org
More about Plone
Please visit the following sections to find more information about Plone CMS:
- Plone 4 features and Plone Demo
- Plone Themes: graphical appearance of Plone sites, Diazo/XDV
- New approach to page editing - Plone Deco
- Plone Products tools for providing more functionality to Plone-powered sites
- Plone Archetypes and Plone Dexterity
- Plone Platform: Zope and Python
- Plone Dexterity framework for custom content types development
- Plone License: GNU General Public (GPL)
- Plone Powered Sites: some features sites, powered by Plone CMS
- Plone and Internationalization: Plone's multilingual capability
- Plone Community of developers and end users and where to get Plone Support
- Plone WYSIWYG Editors: TinyMCE for Plone 4 and Kupu for Plone 3, 2
- Plone Search: search engine function in Plone
- Plone Database: Zope's built-in object database
- Plone Versioning
- Plone Wiki behaviour
- Plone Security and Plone Workflow
- Plone Forms: Plone web forms creation with PloneFormGen tool in Plone 4.
Download Plone brochure to get more information about Plone content management system and its features. You will find some details of Plone community activities in the brochure, as well as a list of companies that use Plone for their businesses.