Introduction to Plone
                      Organizers’ Collaborative
                             CMS Series
            ...
Who is this guy?
           •   B.A. Computer Science & Music Minor,
               Pacific Lutheran University (1991-94)

...
Agenda
           • What is Plone?
           • Who is using Plone?
           • Why Plone?
           • What about suppor...
What is Plone?
           • open source content management system
               (CMS)

           • freely downloadable s...
Who uses Plone?
           • Oxfam America
           • US Aid
           • United Nations
           • National Health Se...
Oxfam America
          www.oxfamamerica.org




www.jazkarta.com
National Health Services (UK)
                 www.npfit.nhs.uk



                        Text




www.jazkarta.com
International Open Source Network
                 www.iosn.net




www.jazkarta.com
Omidyar Network
                   www.omidyar.net/home




www.jazkarta.com
Open Source Development Lab
                www.osdl.org




www.jazkarta.com
Street Football World
                www.streetfootballworld.org
         This website is an interactive and participativ...
Ubuntu Linux
             www.ubuntulinux.org




www.jazkarta.com
Learning Lab Denmark
                www.lld.dk




www.jazkarta.com
VoteWatch
                   www.votewatch.us




www.jazkarta.com
Greenpeace Cyberactivist Community
                     act.greenpeace.org




www.jazkarta.com
Public Knowledge
                   www.publicknowledge.org




www.jazkarta.com
Human Rights Network
      www.humanrights.net.nz




www.jazkarta.com
Why Plone?

           • Basic content management features built-in
           • Workflow tool
           • 100+ add-on pro...
Why Plone? (2)
           • Designer friendly
           • Easy to use
           • Accessibility
           • Modular
   ...
Plone = designer friendly
   • Fully-validated
       XHTML templates

   • Much can be
       changed with just
       CS...
www.jazkarta.com
Plone = easy to use

           • Strong focus on end-user
               usability

           • Most users need minimal ...
Plone = accessibility
         • Carefully follows standards
              for accessibility

         • Fully compliant w...
Plone = modular
            • Start simple and build on top of a solid
                   foundation

            • Add/re...
www.jazkarta.com
Plone = scalable

           • Apache
           • ZEO
           • pound
           • Squid

www.jazkarta.com
Plone = multilingual

     • Internationalization of UI
         and content

     • Translated out-of-the-
         box i...
www.jazkarta.com
ZopeChina.com
                     (in English)




www.jazkarta.com
ZopeChina.com
                    (in Chinese)




www.jazkarta.com
www.jazkarta.com
www.jazkarta.com
www.jazkarta.com
What about support?


           • Free support
           • Commercial support


www.jazkarta.com
Free support
 • Online support from
     worldwide community

    • Mailing lists / newsgroups
        (50 msgs/day)
     ...
Commercial Support

  • 120+ Plone/Zope solution
      providers listed on
      www.opensourcexperts.com

  • 190+ Plone/...
Books
           • Definitive Guide to Plone
               Andy McKay, APress
              • FREE online version: www.jaz...
www.jazkarta.com
Hosting


           • Self-hosting
           • Free hosting
           • Commercial hosting


www.jazkarta.com
Self-hosting
   • Point-n-click
       installers for
       Windows & OS X

   • Step-by-step
       instructions for
   ...
Free Hosting

      • Objectis -
          www.objectis.org

      • Ingenihosting -
          www.ingenihosting.com




w...
Commercial hosting
           • Zettai - www.zettai.net
           • iMeme - www.imeme.net
           • Nidelven - www.nid...
What can Plone do?                                Communication & Collaboration
 Zope System admin
                       ...
Thank you!
                                 • Demo
                                 • Questions?
                         ...
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Jan. 24, 2005. A presentation about Plone given at the CMS Series, a bi-monthly gathering of technical professionals serving the Boston non-profit community. Sponsored by Organizers' Collaborative (http://www.organizenow.net)

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Introduction to Plone

  1. 1. Introduction to Plone Organizers’ Collaborative CMS Series Jan. 24, 2005 Nate Aune, IT Consultant natea@jazkarta.com Jazkarta - www.jazkarta.com
  2. 2. Who is this guy? • B.A. Computer Science & Music Minor, Pacific Lutheran University (1991-94) • Study abroad and work in Copenhagen, Denmark (1994-97) • Studied Jazz Performance & Composition, Berklee College of Music (1997-99) • Founded Jazkarta Consulting in New York City (2001) • IT Director for Learning Lab Denmark (2002-2004) • Founded Plone4Artists project (2003) • Self-employed consultant - Jazkarta.com (2004-Present) www.jazkarta.com
  3. 3. Agenda • What is Plone? • Who is using Plone? • Why Plone? • What about support? • And hosting? • What can Plone do? Demo • Questions & discussion www.jazkarta.com
  4. 4. What is Plone? • open source content management system (CMS) • freely downloadable software under the GPL license • built by an international community of friendly developers • not owned by any single company (like Linux) www.jazkarta.com
  5. 5. Who uses Plone? • Oxfam America • US Aid • United Nations • National Health Services (UK) • Open Source Development Labs • Omidyar Network • Greenpeace • NASA Jet Propulsion Labs (Mars Rover site) www.jazkarta.com
  6. 6. Oxfam America www.oxfamamerica.org www.jazkarta.com
  7. 7. National Health Services (UK) www.npfit.nhs.uk Text www.jazkarta.com
  8. 8. International Open Source Network www.iosn.net www.jazkarta.com
  9. 9. Omidyar Network www.omidyar.net/home www.jazkarta.com
  10. 10. Open Source Development Lab www.osdl.org www.jazkarta.com
  11. 11. Street Football World www.streetfootballworld.org This website is an interactive and participative communication and cooperation platform for sharing good practice and global networking for football based social projects and initiatives. These projects primarily target less privileged, impoverished, poorly educated, war-torn and conflicting people and regions with the aim of promoting peaceful conflict resolution, non-formal education, crime reduction, social integration and health prevention - using football as the main tool and common language! This platform represents a global community of these football projects, built on the principles of diversity, sustainability and inclusiveness. www.jazkarta.com
  12. 12. Ubuntu Linux www.ubuntulinux.org www.jazkarta.com
  13. 13. Learning Lab Denmark www.lld.dk www.jazkarta.com
  14. 14. VoteWatch www.votewatch.us www.jazkarta.com
  15. 15. Greenpeace Cyberactivist Community act.greenpeace.org www.jazkarta.com
  16. 16. Public Knowledge www.publicknowledge.org www.jazkarta.com
  17. 17. Human Rights Network www.humanrights.net.nz www.jazkarta.com
  18. 18. Why Plone? • Basic content management features built-in • Workflow tool • 100+ add-on products (most are open source and freely downloadable) • Rich services such as full-text searching and indexing and syndication www.jazkarta.com
  19. 19. Why Plone? (2) • Designer friendly • Easy to use • Accessibility • Modular • Scalable • Multilingual www.jazkarta.com
  20. 20. Plone = designer friendly • Fully-validated XHTML templates • Much can be changed with just CSS • Designers and coders can work simultaneously without stepping on each others’ toes www.jazkarta.com
  21. 21. www.jazkarta.com
  22. 22. Plone = easy to use • Strong focus on end-user usability • Most users need minimal to no training • Drag-n-drop uploading of content www.jazkarta.com
  23. 23. Plone = accessibility • Carefully follows standards for accessibility • Fully compliant with text browsers and screen readers • Plone pages are compliant Mrs. Habisch, from Vorarlberger with US Section 508, and Association of the Blind and Visually Impaired, using Plone with a braille the W3C’s AA rating for reader accessibility www.jazkarta.com
  24. 24. Plone = modular • Start simple and build on top of a solid foundation • Add/remove plug-ins with one click • Extensible as your needs grow www.jazkarta.com
  25. 25. www.jazkarta.com
  26. 26. Plone = scalable • Apache • ZEO • pound • Squid www.jazkarta.com
  27. 27. Plone = multilingual • Internationalization of UI and content • Translated out-of-the- box into 40+ languages, more than any other CMS • Supports right-to-left languages such as Hebrew, Arabic www.jazkarta.com
  28. 28. www.jazkarta.com
  29. 29. ZopeChina.com (in English) www.jazkarta.com
  30. 30. ZopeChina.com (in Chinese) www.jazkarta.com
  31. 31. www.jazkarta.com
  32. 32. www.jazkarta.com
  33. 33. www.jazkarta.com
  34. 34. What about support? • Free support • Commercial support www.jazkarta.com
  35. 35. Free support • Online support from worldwide community • Mailing lists / newsgroups (50 msgs/day) • plone.user, plone.devel, plone.design, plone.archetypes, plone.documentation • IRC - internet relay chat (120 users) • #plone, #archetypes, #plonedesign on irc.freenode.net www.jazkarta.com
  36. 36. Commercial Support • 120+ Plone/Zope solution providers listed on www.opensourcexperts.com • 190+ Plone/Zope solution providers listed on www.zope.org/Resources/ZSP www.jazkarta.com
  37. 37. Books • Definitive Guide to Plone Andy McKay, APress • FREE online version: www.jazkarta.com/technology/plone/plonebook • Building Websites with Plone J. Cameron Cooper, Packt Publishing • Plone Content Management Essentials Julie Meloni, SAMS www.jazkarta.com
  38. 38. www.jazkarta.com
  39. 39. Hosting • Self-hosting • Free hosting • Commercial hosting www.jazkarta.com
  40. 40. Self-hosting • Point-n-click installers for Windows & OS X • Step-by-step instructions for installing on Linux, FreeBSD • Zope has built-in Web, FTP, WebDAV server www.jazkarta.com
  41. 41. Free Hosting • Objectis - www.objectis.org • Ingenihosting - www.ingenihosting.com www.jazkarta.com
  42. 42. Commercial hosting • Zettai - www.zettai.net • iMeme - www.imeme.net • Nidelven - www.nidelven-it.no/hosting • Interlix - www.interlix.com www.jazkarta.com
  43. 43. What can Plone do? Communication & Collaboration Zope System admin * Mailing lists (Mailboxer, PloneMailboxer) * One file to backup: Data.fs (ZODB) using the included repozo.py script * Discussion boards (CMFBoard, Ploneboard) * Scalability (ZEO, pound) * Newsletter tools (PloneGazette, CMFNewsletter, PloneNewsletter) * Workgroups (mxmWorkGroups, GrufSpaces) Plone webmaster tasks * Wiki (ZWiki) * Installing products (QuickInstaller) * Blogging (SimpleBlog, Quills, COREBlog) * Users/group management (GroupUserFolder, CMFMember) * Chat (PloneChat) * Adding portlets (PlonePortlets) * Instant Messaging (PloneIM, CMFMessage) * Changing colors (CSSManager) * Contacts directory (PloneContacts) Editing content Resources * WYSIWYG editor in browser (Kupu, Epoz) * Book library (ATAmazon) * Using a desktop application (ExternalEditor) * Links (ATBookmarks, CMFLinkChecker) * Using WebDAV share (Novell Netdrive Windows, Goliath OS X, MacOS X) * RSS news feeds from other sites (CMFSin, CMFFeed) * Inserting images on a page (PloneArticle, RichDocument) * Open Office documents (CMFOODocument) * Aggregating content on pages o ListingPages, CompositePack, CMFContentPanels, mxmDynamicPage Multimedia * Photos (CMFPhoto, ZPhotoSlides) Syndicating your site content * Audio (ATAudio) * RSS 2.0 & MP3 enclosures i.e. Podcasting (qRSS2Syndication) * Video (lilix.movie, PloneRailroad) * Atomz (PloneAtom) * Flash (CMFFlashFile) Calendaring Searching * Events listing (CMFCalendar) * Search other sites (PloneSearchBox) * Calendar of events (CalendarX) * Search other Plone sites (PloneRSSSearch) * Calendars published from iCal, Mozilla Calendar * Full-text indexing of Word, PDF docs (TextIndexNG, AttachmentField) o Calendaring, PloneiCalendar, iCalendar * Immediate search results as you type (LiveSearch) * Optimization for search engines (RobotsExclusionTool, qSEOptimizer) Creative Commons Licensing (PloneCC) Multilingual Reporting (CMFReportTool, ReportLab) * User interface in 40+ languages (PloneTranslations, PlacelessTranslationService) E-Commerce * Multilingual content (LinguaPlone) * PloneMall * ZWarehouse Authentication * PlonePayPal * LDAP (LDAPUserFolder) * MySQL (MySQLUserFolder) Polls/Surveys * Extensible (PluggableUserFolder) * PlonePopoll, MPoll, CMFQuestions http://www.jazkarta.com/ploneproducts www.jazkarta.com
  44. 44. Thank you! • Demo • Questions? • Discussion PDF version of these slides available at: www.jazkarta.com/intro-to-plone.pdf List of products mentioned: www.jazkarta.com/ploneproducts www.jazkarta.com
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