What is Plone?


Plone has hundreds of active core developers, more than 300 service providers and is available in more than 40 languages. Plone's performance, scalability, strong and granular security, flexible workflows and intuitive content editing make it a perfect solution for various organizations, from small to large. Plone is easy to install and enables easy theming also for non-technical personnel. During its growth, Plone's features have shown advantages over alternative platforms and have beneficially contributed to organizations such as NASA, FBI, Oxfam, eBay, The University of Oxford and others.

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Plone features significant strength in flexibility, simple and intuitive user interface which is appropriate also for new users, scalability to provide a platform for tens of thousands of users, and adaptability to grow strategically with business requirements.

The Python programming language and the Zope framework are a solid base for Plone, helping it maintain the best security track record compared to any other major CMS (source: http://cve.mitre.org).

  System compatibility

Plone supports Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, Solaris, and is easy to set-up and use to create and manage content. Plone is compatible with LDAP, SQL, SOAP, Web Services (WSDL) and WebDAV, etc.

  The safest CMS

Plone's role and permission based security model offers the highest protection over your content. Plone's sandbox architecture prevents any intruders that would compromise the system from having access to your server or network. See how Plone addresses 10 most common security issues in web applications.

  Flexible workflows

Your document workflow can be easily adapted to your current business workflow. Out-of-the-box Plone ships with a general workflow settings including Editors, Reviewers, Contributors, Authors, etc.

  Strong multilingual support

Plone is available in over 40 languages and has been designed from the start as a multilingual content management system. It offers support also from Chinese and Japanese languages, as well as Arabic and Hebrew right-to-left languages.

  High speed

Plone is very fast and it also comes with intelligent caching policies out-of-the-box. By default, Plone uses plone.app.caching to enable caching of your content for better user performance.

  Customisable theming

Plone has been designed to be easy to use as well as to theme. The theme can be customised through-the-web to meet the original business theme or a new project design.