Plone A Content Management System Chitra Mohla


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    1. 1. Plone A Content Management System
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>The issue </li></ul><ul><li>What is Plone? </li></ul><ul><li>Why Plone? </li></ul><ul><li>What can Plone do? </li></ul><ul><li>NCI-DCEG Experience </li></ul><ul><li>What is the cost? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is using Plone? </li></ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul>
    3. 3. The Issue <ul><li>Large studies that involve multiple disciplines, centers and investigators </li></ul><ul><li>Goal: to communicate more rapidly with more people </li></ul><ul><li>Solution: Collaboration Portals using Plone </li></ul>
    4. 4. What is Plone? <ul><li>Open source content management system (CMS) </li></ul><ul><li>Freely downloadable software under a general public license (GPL) - No license fee required - Download from </li></ul><ul><li>Plone is standard - follows standards for usability and accessibility; compliant with WAI-AAA & US Section 508 </li></ul><ul><li>Widely tested in browsers on multiple platforms </li></ul>
    5. 5. Why Plone? <ul><li>Content Management features: </li></ul><ul><li>Access via standard Web browsers </li></ul><ul><li>WYSIWYG editing interface </li></ul><ul><li>Tools to create/control basic HTML features, including tables, font, form elements, image insertion </li></ul><ul><li>Support for multilingual content </li></ul><ul><li>Integration of content or documents produced through other Web authoring applications (e.g., Dreamweaver) </li></ul>
    6. 6. Why Plone? (2) <ul><li>Workflow tool - allows for editorial approval before publication </li></ul><ul><li>Searching - fast, full-text searching </li></ul><ul><li>Comes with Dublin core metadata standards </li></ul><ul><li>100+ add-on products - most are open source </li></ul>
    7. 7. NCI-DCEG Experience <ul><li>Collaboration portal features: </li></ul><ul><li>- group distribution lists </li></ul><ul><li>- message board - calendar with the capacity to embed meeting agendas and minutes </li></ul><ul><li>- serves as a repository for many essential documents, such as protocols and published papers - allows roles to be assigned to users </li></ul><ul><li>example: manager, reviewer or member </li></ul>
    8. 8. NCI-DCEG Experience <ul><li>Intranet using Plone </li></ul><ul><li>Pros: - Site administrators add content - Easy to keep content updated - Encourages content production - Leads to more people using the intranet actively - Strong focus on end-user usability - Most users need minimal training </li></ul><ul><li>Cons: - Customer support is weaker than for commercial products - Security is complex - Content publishing is harder without knowledge of HTML </li></ul>
    9. 9. What was the cost? <ul><li>Require a server – Unix, Windows or Solaris </li></ul><ul><li>Two weeks of programmer time that included: - requirements analysis - set up of the server - set up of a template portal site - training of users </li></ul><ul><li>The approximate cost was $10,000 (excluding the cost of the server) </li></ul>
    10. 10. Who Uses Plone? <ul><li>Oxfam America - </li></ul><ul><li>United Nations </li></ul><ul><li>NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory </li></ul><ul><li>NASA’s Mars Rover Website </li></ul>
    11. 11. Try Plone <ul><li>A Plone demonstration site is available at: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    12. 12. Books <ul><li>Definitive Guide to Plone Andy McKay, APress </li></ul><ul><li>Building Websites with Plone Cameron Cooper, Packt Publishing </li></ul><ul><li>Plone Live Michel Pelletier, Munwar Shariff, Sourcebeat </li></ul><ul><li>Plone Content Management Essentials Julie C. Meloni, SAMS </li></ul>
    13. 13. DEMO PLONE SITE