This Is Plone

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An introduction to Plone, Enteprise Open Source Web CMS.

The presentation is available in .pages original format for the Plone Marketing team on Coactivate.

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This Is Plone

  1. 1. Plone is a registered trademark of the Plone Foundation
  2. 2. Enterprise Open source Web CMS
  3. 3. Web CMS • Creation and modification of contents (authoring) • Management of the lifecycle of contents • Archiving, access management, metadata, indexing, search • Publication, localization, aggregation, navigation.
  4. 4. Open Source Distributed under the GPL License, the same as Linux.
  5. 5. Enterprise class Structure Features Ecosystem
  6. 6. This is Plone
  7. 7. This is Plone
  8. 8. This is Plone
  9. 9. This is Plone
  10. 10. Written in Python
  11. 11. Built on Zope
  12. 12. Little bits of history • Initiated in 1999 by Alexander Limi,Alan Runyan andVidar Andersen. • First release in 2001, Plone 1.0 out in 2002 • Plone 2 release in 2005 • Plone 3 released in 2007
  13. 13. Positioning
  14. 14. Web Publishing • Portlet management • Collections (Topic, Smart Folders) • Audio andVideo • Views • Workflow • Custom visual design
  15. 15. Visual Design Flexibility
  16. 16. Collaboration • Sharing/Locking/etc. • Forums, Blogs,Wiki and other “commodities” • Workspaces • (Open Plans)
  17. 17. Enterprise • Authentication • Reliability • Scalability • Integration • Import/Export • ...
  18. 18. Deployment Internet Webserver Cache Sys Load Balancer s3 s2
  19. 19. Why is different? • Written in Python • No relational DB • Really opensource • Whole ecosystem • Focus on UI • In-place (and placeful)
  20. 20. Strengths & Weaknesses • Easy to use • Security • Reliability • Sw architecture • Python • Power & Flexibility • Marketing • Lack of developers • Depending on Zope • Learning curve for developers • Limited JS/Ajax goodies
  21. 21. (and more) • Roles, workflow and content rules • Document Management (versioning) • Search (default / Solr / GSA) • Forms (PloneFormGen) • Simple Tracking System (trouble ticket)
  22. 22. Plone for public sites
  23. 23. Overview • Strenghts • Weaknesses • Competition • Why Plone?
  24. 24. Plone for intranets
  25. 25. Overview • Strenghts • Weaknesses • Competition • Why Plone?
  26. 26. Enterprise 2.0 Enterprise 2.0 is the strategic integration of Web 2.0 technologies into an enterprise's intranet, extranet and business processes.
  27. 27. Case histories
  28. 28. Some big names
  29. 29. Oxfam
  30. 30. eBay
  31. 31. CNN
  32. 32. UN
  33. 33. Intranet Case Histories ➡Lufthansa (vendor extranet) ➡Epson US ➡Belron - Carglass ➡Tagetik ➡Honda It ➡Medicis Sans Frontieres ➡...
  34. 34. Plone.net • Official site managed by the Plone Foundation • Listed the 24 September 09: • 323 Service Providers • 47 Case Studies • 43 Media Coverage • 1842 Featured Sites
  35. 35. The Plone community
  36. 36. Community members • 200 developers • 70 evangelists • 300 companies • countless users worldwide :)
  37. 37. Community events • Plone Conference • Plone Symposiums • World Plone Day • Sprints • Training Sessions
  38. 38. Development process • Time-based releases • Long-run maintained release • Paid Release Manager • PLIPS • Framework team
  39. 39. Plone Foundation • Non-profit made of active Plone people • Formed in May 2004 • Born to protect and promote Plone • Manages the IP of the codebase, the trademarks and the domains • Manages Plone.net • and more...
  40. 40. Future of Plone: roadmap
  41. 41. Plone 4 • TinyMCE editor • Blobs • New default roles • Improved comments • More workflow features • New default theme Expected end 2009
  42. 42. Plone 5 • New content types engine: Dexterity • New theming: Deliverance • More performance • Improved search engine • Tiles and a whole new approach to page building Expected end 2010
  43. 43. To learn more: plone.org

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