www.contextualcorp.com Tour of the Plone Open Source Web Content Management System ( CMS ) by Ken Wasetis  Contextual Corp...
ABOUT PLONE  <ul><li>Open Source CMS since 2001  </li></ul><ul><li>Written in Python / Runs on Zope App Server </li></ul><...
Full Version = Free Version (some CMS tools require fees for  ‘ enterprise ’  features) IP Owned / Managed by Plone Founda...
Simple Web Publishing Enterprise Content Management / Publishing Personalized Portals Intranet (Sharepoint Replacement) Ex...
WHY DON ’ T I HEAR MORE ABOUT IT? <ul><li>Developers Are More Technical Than Many Other CMS (vs. designer/marketing-orient...
How Can I Get It? Funny You Should Ask... (demo later in presentation) Watch videos of demos/tutorials:  http://youtube.co...
Presentation Overview Inherent Characteristics Feature Highlights How to Get More Information / Involved Plone.org Powerfu...
Plone Characteristics Very Secure (Why?  See:  http://plone.org/products/plone/security/overview)  Fine-grained Permission...
Plone Security http://www.contextualcorp.com Plone has fewest vulnerabilities over past three years (as of May 8, 2011) Re...
Plone Feature Highlights (i) Easy-to-Use, WYSIWYG, In-Line Editor Audit Trail (History of Edits & Workflow Changes) Visual...
Plone Feature Highlights (ii) LiveSearch / Advanced Search / RSS Feed of Results Dashboard (per-user-managed portlets) Plu...
Plone Feature Highlights (iii) FTP/WebDAV (easier content migrations) Content Check-in/Check-out and Locking Strong Use of...
WOW! LETS SEE IT! Here we go! (Demo) http://www.contextualcorp.com
Plone 4 - New Features New  ‘ Sunburst ’  Default Theme More Elegant Search Interface BLOB File System Storage of Media = ...
Plone 4 - Raw CMS Performance Plone 4 is 3X Faster than Drupal 7, Joomla, or Wordpress Out-of-Box/Download! Good News!  Al...
Plone 5 - Initial Benchmarks - Wow! Source: Hanno Schlichting ’ s Blog:  http://blog.hannosch.eu/2010/01/plone-4-how-much-...
Plone 4 - New Features JQuery Is Standard for AJAX Groups with Subgroups Login Using Email Address Dashboards for Groups (...
Finding More Information - Plone.org Recent News / Upcoming Events Downloads Documentation IRC Live Chat Help/Support Road...
Finding More Information - Plone.org http://www.contextualcorp.com
Plone.org - Downloads Plone Installers Free Add-on Features Free Themes http://www.contextualcorp.com
Plone.org - Documentation Books (Amazon/Packtpub) Developer Guides Tutorials How-Tos http://www.contextualcorp.com
Plone.org - Get Involved Test Bug Reports Feature Requests Develop Document http://www.contextualcorp.com
Plone.org - The Plone Foundation The Board Committees Minutes Contact Info Logo / Trademark http://www.contextualcorp.com
Plone.org - Support IRC Listservs Commercial Help Training http://www.contextualcorp.com
IRC Support on #plone Channel Your IRC Client On Plone.org > Support 130+ Users/Devs On-line 24/7/365 Ask your questions h...
Finding More Information - Plone.org Case Studies Find Vendors Find Plone Sites http://www.contextualcorp.com
Ask for Live Demo Couldn’t attend this presentation?  No problem… Contact for demo:  [email_address] http://www.contextual...
Case Studies - Upon Request Education:  UCLA Associations/Non-Profits:  RE-AMP / IARP (with SSO & SaaS) Fortune 500:  U.S....
Ken Wasetis President, Contextual Corp. [email_address] http://www.contextualcorp.com twitter . irc . skype: ctxlke n
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Plone is one of the leading open source software web content management systems today. This presentation provides an overview of features that separate Plone from other CMS tools, as well as those that are new for versions 4 and 5.

Presented by Ken Wasetis of ContextualCorp.com

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  1. 1. www.contextualcorp.com Tour of the Plone Open Source Web Content Management System ( CMS ) by Ken Wasetis Contextual Corp. [email_address] twitter: @ctxlken irc: ctxlken youtube: http://www.youtube.com/contextualcorp Tour of Plone
  2. 2. ABOUT PLONE <ul><li>Open Source CMS since 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>Written in Python / Runs on Zope App Server </li></ul><ul><li>Top 2% Open Source Project (see: ohloh.net) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>350+ Solution Providers in 68 Countries </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>300+ CORE Plone developers worldwide </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Available in 40+ Languages on Most Common Operating Systems (*nix, Mac, Windows) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>http://www.contextualcorp.com
  3. 3. Full Version = Free Version (some CMS tools require fees for ‘ enterprise ’ features) IP Owned / Managed by Plone Foundation (not a single company or person) Best Security Record of ANY CMS (see: http://cve.mitre.org ) Excels at 'Enterprise' Level CMS Needs (Workflow, Structured Content, Integration) Used by FBI, NASA, DOE, U.S. Bank, Nokia, Gap Inc., Discover Magazine, UCLA, OxFam... But Quick and Easy to Use for Small/Simple Websites as well :) MORE ABOUT PLONE http://www.contextualcorp.com
  4. 4. Simple Web Publishing Enterprise Content Management / Publishing Personalized Portals Intranet (Sharepoint Replacement) Extranet (for clients, partners, employees) Corporate, Government, Non-Profit, all... WHAT IS IT USED FOR? http://www.contextualcorp.com
  5. 5. WHY DON ’ T I HEAR MORE ABOUT IT? <ul><li>Developers Are More Technical Than Many Other CMS (vs. designer/marketing-oriented) </li></ul><ul><li>Unlike Whitehouse.gov, most large U.S. Gov agencies don ’ t publicly divulge use of Plone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Others do: Gov of Brazil, Gov of New Zealand, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of cPanel/Plesk Install Options that cheap hosting providers offer for other CMSes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Solution Providers Always Busy on Projects (not marketing-focused) </li></ul><ul><li>No Single Company Started/Owns/Runs Plone </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing Has Been Industry-focused (non-profits / e-gov / education) </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation Only Started More Actively Marketing Plone in Last Two Years </li></ul>http://www.contextualcorp.com
  6. 6. How Can I Get It? Funny You Should Ask... (demo later in presentation) Watch videos of demos/tutorials: http://youtube.com/contextualcorp Go to Plone.org and download free copy Install in 5 Minutes (single file download) Create, Publish! No Muss, No Fuss! http://www.contextualcorp.com
  7. 7. Presentation Overview Inherent Characteristics Feature Highlights How to Get More Information / Involved Plone.org Powerful Add-ons (over 1,500 add-ons and over 3,000 releases) http://www.contextualcorp.com
  8. 8. Plone Characteristics Very Secure (Why? See: http://plone.org/products/plone/security/overview) Fine-grained Permissions / Workflow Scales to Needs (built-in clustering and cache management) Integrates Well (SaaS, SOA, Cloud-hosting, XML-RPC, SOAP) Internationalized UI (translated in 40+ languages) Accessibility/Standards Compliant (Section 508, W3C WAI-AA, etc.) Cross-browser Compliant Cross-platform (installers for Windows, OS X, Linux, Unix) http://www.contextualcorp.com
  9. 9. Plone Security http://www.contextualcorp.com Plone has fewest vulnerabilities over past three years (as of May 8, 2011) Results from Department of Homeland Security Sponsored Website http://cve.mitre.org & http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/search CMS Past 3 Years Past 3 Months Seriousness (Past 3 Months) Plone 4 1 1Hi DotNetNuke 15 0 n/a WordPress 124 12 2Hi/8Med/2Low Typo3 257 1 1Hi Drupal 260 8 1Hi/6Med/1Low Joomla 426 7 5Hi/1Med/1Low
  10. 10. Plone Feature Highlights (i) Easy-to-Use, WYSIWYG, In-Line Editor Audit Trail (History of Edits & Workflow Changes) Visual Differences of Revisions Roll-back to Previous Revision Built-In Portlets to Assist Editors & Reviewers (Review List, Most Recent Changes, etc.) Portlets for Site Visitors (RSS, Collections, Static, Events, News) Advanced Portlet Management (by group, content type, location, permission) http://www.contextualcorp.com
  11. 11. Plone Feature Highlights (ii) LiveSearch / Advanced Search / RSS Feed of Results Dashboard (per-user-managed portlets) Pluggable Authentication Service (allows OpenID, FB, Twitter, LDAP, AD) Personal Content Folders (optional) Content Rules (trigger emails, auto-move content, etc.) Portlets for Site Visitors (RSS, Collections, Static, Events, News) Drag/Drop Placement of Portlets and Content http://www.contextualcorp.com
  12. 12. Plone Feature Highlights (iii) FTP/WebDAV (easier content migrations) Content Check-in/Check-out and Locking Strong Use of Metadata / Improved SEO: - Collections ( ‘ smart folders ’ ) - Keyword Tags - Dublin Core <meta> tags - Image tag ‘ Alt ’ attributes - Link tag ‘ Title ’ attributes - Sitemap.xml generated - Analytics tracking code management http://www.contextualcorp.com
  13. 13. WOW! LETS SEE IT! Here we go! (Demo) http://www.contextualcorp.com
  14. 14. Plone 4 - New Features New ‘ Sunburst ’ Default Theme More Elegant Search Interface BLOB File System Storage of Media = Less Database Bloat Performance Smokes! (Faster than any other top-tier OSS CMS out-of-the-box/download) More Widely-Used TinyMCE Editor http://www.contextualcorp.com
  15. 15. Plone 4 - Raw CMS Performance Plone 4 is 3X Faster than Drupal 7, Joomla, or Wordpress Out-of-Box/Download! Good News! All of these CMS tools have Caching Options to Make them Faster Source: Jon Stahl ’ s Blog: http://jstahl.org/archives/2010/01/19/plone-4-three-times-faster-than-drupal-joomla-or-wordpress/ http://www.contextualcorp.com
  16. 16. Plone 5 - Initial Benchmarks - Wow! Source: Hanno Schlichting ’ s Blog: http://blog.hannosch.eu/2010/01/plone-4-how-much-faster-is-it.html http://www.contextualcorp.com
  17. 17. Plone 4 - New Features JQuery Is Standard for AJAX Groups with Subgroups Login Using Email Address Dashboards for Groups (not just users) http://www.contextualcorp.com
  18. 18. Finding More Information - Plone.org Recent News / Upcoming Events Downloads Documentation IRC Live Chat Help/Support Roadmap, Feature Requests, Mailing Lists Providers / Partners / Vendors http://www.contextualcorp.com
  19. 19. Finding More Information - Plone.org http://www.contextualcorp.com
  20. 20. Plone.org - Downloads Plone Installers Free Add-on Features Free Themes http://www.contextualcorp.com
  21. 21. Plone.org - Documentation Books (Amazon/Packtpub) Developer Guides Tutorials How-Tos http://www.contextualcorp.com
  22. 22. Plone.org - Get Involved Test Bug Reports Feature Requests Develop Document http://www.contextualcorp.com
  23. 23. Plone.org - The Plone Foundation The Board Committees Minutes Contact Info Logo / Trademark http://www.contextualcorp.com
  24. 24. Plone.org - Support IRC Listservs Commercial Help Training http://www.contextualcorp.com
  25. 25. IRC Support on #plone Channel Your IRC Client On Plone.org > Support 130+ Users/Devs On-line 24/7/365 Ask your questions http://www.contextualcorp.com
  26. 26. Finding More Information - Plone.org Case Studies Find Vendors Find Plone Sites http://www.contextualcorp.com
  27. 27. Ask for Live Demo Couldn’t attend this presentation? No problem… Contact for demo: [email_address] http://www.contextualcorp.com
  28. 28. Case Studies - Upon Request Education: UCLA Associations/Non-Profits: RE-AMP / IARP (with SSO & SaaS) Fortune 500: U.S. Bank, Gap Inc. Federal Government (numerous) High Tech: Cleversafe, Kove Non-Profits: Chicago History Museum, College of American Pathologists Media: Live Nation / Clear Channel Entertainment http://www.contextualcorp.com
  29. 29. Ken Wasetis President, Contextual Corp. [email_address] http://www.contextualcorp.com twitter . irc . skype: ctxlke n

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