by The Plone Foundation
[ 5.0 ]
Framework: Python
License: Open Source
Product Cost: Free
Implementation Cost: $$$


Plone is among the top 2% of all open source projects worldwide, with340 core developers and more than 300 solution providers in 57 countries. The project has been actively developed since 2001, is available in more than 40 languages, and has the best security track record of any major CMS. 


Capability Availability
Document Library Yes
Event Management Yes
Jobs Yes
Search Yes
Publishing Workflow Yes
Analytics/ Statistics Yes
Personalization Yes
Taxonomy Yes
Multilingual Yes
Mobile Website Support Yes
FAQs Yes
Meta Data Tags Yes
Workflow Framework Yes
Mobile Authoring Client Yes
Audit Trail Yes
Photo Gallery Yes
Geolocation Yes
Sitemap Yes
Preview for Mobile Device Layouts Yes
Multi-Site Yes

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  1. Simple, Enterprise and Secure Submitted by Jason Hare on March 05, 2012 – 07:49PM

    My Plone biography began in 2002 when I installed Zope on a RedHat distro and began to play around with it. In 2002 I was part of a team that built a small ASP powered content management system for Duke University News. Our recommendation was for Duke to use Plone. I cannot claim credit for Duke using Plone today but I like to think my colleagues and I played some small role in making that happen.

    In 2007-08 I worked with SixFeetUp to build the Durham Public Schools portal in Plone 3.x on Windows 2003 with Enfold Proxy. In 2011, with Ian Anderson and Andy Leeb, we upgraded the district site from Plone 3 to Plone 4.

    2011 also was the year I migrated our 54 schools from Joomla to Plone 3.2.3. There is currently a project in the works to upgrade the school websites to Plone in 2012. I run all of our Plone sites on 2 dual quadcore Windows 2008 boxes and have had no performance or stability problems.

    Moving forward I am adding Python to my list of skills and plan on diving into the guts of Plone to be more self reliant and be able to share with others in the k-12 vertical what I have learned.

    Plone 3's templating system has a steep learning curve and sometimes you have to think in "Plonish" terms in order to wrap your head around administrative issues. Plone 4 runs as well on Windows as any other OS.