10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Plone

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10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Plone

  1. 1. 10 Things You Probably Don't Know about Plone Firstname Lastname Company 11/07/2008 World Plone Day 1
  2. 2. What is a CMS? • supports collaborative production and maintenance of web sites • it enables division of labor • it provides tools for authoring content • it enables doing things systematically 2
  3. 3. 1. Easy to get started 3
  4. 4. Easy to install • Cross-platform installers • Point-n-click install • No dependencies 4
  5. 5. Books and online docs plone.org/documentation 5
  6. 6. 2.Versatile 6
  7. 7. Solves many use cases • Public facing websites • Intranets / extranets • Group collaboration sites • 1358 sites listed at plone.net/sites 7
  8. 8. Education • Harvard University • Yale University • Rice University • Duke University • Penn State University • Columbia University • Utah State University 8
  9. 9. eduCommons Plone-based courseware solution http://www.educommons.org http://cosl.usu.edu/projects/educommons 9
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  11. 11. Enterprise • Novell.com • Akamai.com • DiscoverMagazine.com 11
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  15. 15. Non-profit • Oxfam America / Oxfam UK / Oxfam Canada • Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) • Amnesty International (amnesty.ch) • Free Software Foundation (fsf.org) 15
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  18. 18. Government • City of Berne • Ireland • Albuquerque (cabq.gov) • New Zealand • Newport News (nngov.com) • Brazil plonegov.org 18
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  21. 21. 3. Drag-n-drop import 21
  22. 22. Mount Plone via WebDAV WebDAV mounted Plone folder Drag-n-drop to Plone 22
  23. 23. ex: Drag-n-drop photos Drag-n-drop photos Plone/PIL auto-resizes photos to WebDAV folder 23
  24. 24. 4. Rich text editor 24
  25. 25. Kupu - rich text editor • Auto-generates thumbnails • Caption images • Cleans up poor Word HTML • Creates clean XHTML • Full-screen mode 25
  26. 26. 5. Ajax enhanced editing 26
  27. 27. Just click and edit • Any field can be made one-click editable • Improves user experience • Only load page elements that need refresh Kinetic Style Sheets (KSS) www.kssproject.org 27
  28. 28. 6. Live Search 28
  29. 29. Search results as you type • Similar to Google Suggest • Search results appear instantly • Faster and more effective http://plone.org/products/plone/features/2.1/livesearch 29
  30. 30. 7. No broken links 30
  31. 31. Link checker • Links get UIDs • Move images/pages • Links don't break • Warning upon deletion 31
  32. 32. 8. Security 32
  33. 33. Most vulnerabilities http://www-935.ibm.com/services/us/iss/xforce/midyearreport/xforce-midyear-report-2008.pdf 33
  34. 34. Comparing CMS security CMS Vulnerabilities 40 30 20 10 0 Plone Drupal Joomla # of CVE entries http://plone.org/about/security/overview/security-overview-of-plone/ 34
  35. 35. Comparing stack security Various components of the stack 1500 1125 750 375 0 Zope Python Perl MySQL PHP # of CVE entries 35
  36. 36. Similar to Unix security model 36
  37. 37. 9. Authentication 37
  38. 38. Pluggable Authentication • PlonePAS - Pluggable Authentication Service • OpenID • LDAP / Active Directory • Apache • RDBMS • Salesforce • Gmail 38
  39. 39. 10. Community 39
  40. 40. Collaborating on and offline Online Offline • IRC channel : #plone • 12 sprints in 2007 • 54 Mailing lists on gmane.org • 6 annual conferences • Twitter: @plone • 2 symposiums in 2008 • LinkedIn Group • 25 User groups in 11 countries 40
  41. 41. Questions? 41
  42. 42. More info about Plone • plone.org (official site of Plone) • plone.net (vendors, case studies) • plonebook.info (free eBook) • plone.tv (screencasts, podcasts) 42
  43. 43. Photo credits 1. http://flickr.com/photos/trommetter/2146876303/ 2. http://flickr.com/photos/tochis/2444413721/ 3. http://flickr.com/photos/topherous/187681769/ 4. http://flickr.com/photos/levitateme/195356129/ 5. http://flickr.com/photos/boeke/508984859/ 6. http://flickr.com/photos/bionicteaching/1262605918/ 7. http://flickr.com/photos/paulthewineguy/2528013768/ 8. http://flickr.com/photos/ibcbulk/256435870/ 9. http://flickr.com/photos/rattodisabina/2460905893/ 43
  44. 44. Legal • This presentation is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution- Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. • The Plone logo and the Plone name are registered trademarks of the Plone Foundation. • plone.org/foundation 44

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