Plone CMS Resources
Plone is an Open-Source Content Management System built on Python and Zope.
Departments at UCLA currently using Plone
- Office of Instructional Development
- Social Sciences Computing
- Psychology IT Department
- The School of Engineering
- UCLA Chancellor
- UCLA Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
- For a list of sites using it UC-wide, visit http://plone.ucla.edu/links/ucplonesites/
Does Plone do what I’m looking for?
I’m evaluating a system to do X, Y and Z, can Plone do that? Is Plone the right tool for the job? http://plone.org/documentation/faq/is-plone-for-me
- PHP with Plone
- Plone and MySQL Integration
- UCLA Plone Users Group
- UCLA’s Plone Mailing List
- Plone Support and Mailing Lists
- For those of you still trying to figure out where everything is in Plone and how to change its look – Tutorial
- 18 Things I Wish Were True About Plone by Alexander Limi – Co-Founder of Plone
- GloWorm A great tool that works similar to Firebug but for Plone. Check out the video. Amazing.
- The Future of Plone’s User Experience
- Weblion Penn State has done an amazing job at implementing Plone on their campus. Their support and documentation is amazing and they’ve done this through Weblion. I find myself constantly using their wiki (https://weblion.psu.edu/trac/weblion/wiki) for references on Plone. Mike Takahashi
- WebServerAuth – Shibboleth Integration WebServerAuth, which replaces apachepas and AutoMemberMakerPasPlugin, allows Plone to delegate authentication concerns to a web server like Apache or IIS. Using WebServerAuth, Plone can be configured so any user known to your LDAP, Kerberos, Shibboleth, or Pubcookie system—or any other system for which your web server has an authentication module—can transparently log in using enterprise-wide credentials.
Useful References for Plone and Zope
- The Definitive Guide to Plone – The complete book online. Great resource for Plone. Essentially the “Plone Bible”. Mike Takahashi August 19, 2005
- The Book of Zope – a good book to help get you familiar with Zope. It’s a little out dated (ignore the DTML references). However, it really goes into depth on the inner workings of Zope (acquisition, ZCatalog, roles, permissions, etc.) and is something everyone should learn if you plan to customize and develop your Plone site.
- Online, the The Zope Book
is a nice free resource. A little outdated, but the same principles still apply. Ignore the DTML sections as any customizations you do with Zope/Plone should be with TAL/Python. This section is a must for learning TAL (quoted with permission from Mike Takashi email Feb. 6, 2007)
Plone at Disney – Interview with Scott Kelley
“Users managing content with Vignette was becoming expensive from a licensing and training cost point. Installing Enfold Server to run Plone on Windows was the stategy Disney’s Enterprise Operations team took to offloading content creation and security management to individual business units. Then re-integrating the content back into their intranet.”
- Rob Miller from Burning Man on Plone
- Alan Runyan on Plone and Enfold Systems
- Plone Impressions – A Video Podcast About Plone