The Definitive Guide to Plone

The Definitive Guide to Plone

by Andy McKay
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The Definitive Guide to Plone by Andy McKay

This unique guide to Plone covers everything from installing Plone (on Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux) to writing code for the system. As part of the Apress library of Python programming and content management tools, The Definitive Guide to Plone is authored by a member of Plone's core development team, Andy McKay.

He emphasizes the customization of Plone and shows how to fully integrate Plone into an existing website and application. If you want to adopt Plone for some or all of its features, pick up this invaluable reference and start learning right away!

About the Author:

Andy McKay is a principal of Enfold Systems and an active contributor to a variety of Python-based open source projects. He is also a core developer of the Plone content management system. McKay maintains, a website dedicated to Zope-based applications and Zope extensions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781430218937
Publisher: Apress
Publication date: 04/26/2009
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Andy McKay is a member of the core Plone development team, and maintainer of the Plone Windows installer. He has been developing Python and Zope-driven sites for the past seven years. Andy was a co-founder of Enfold Systems, which became the premier Plone provider in North America in a few short years. He currently works for the UK-based Blue Fountain Systems, leading CMS development in Plone and Ruby on Rails. Andy is a regular speaker at conferences such as PyCon, OSCON, Vancouver Python Conference, Plone conferences, Seattle User Group and Englands North West User Web Development group.

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The list of open source projects grows steadily. Amongst these is one that has gained wide appeal in just a short time. Plone. It is a Content Management System geared towards the managing and presentation of content on a web browser. McKay furnishes here a comprehensive guide to its virtues. To any of you who have dealt with a proprietary CMS that eschews the Web, or predates it, and who have paid the typically hefty licensing fees, this book may be a pleasant surprise. McKay shows how Plone draws upon well tested ideas like separating content from presentation; the enabling of internationalisation so that it can be used in any language; the creation of user accounts for those who can modify the data; a framework for the inclusion of metadata. The last item is especially useful, given all the recent todo about Google. The problem that a general purpose search engine like the latter faces is that often metadata about Web documents is rudimentary, lacking or inconsistently filled out. By contrast, Plone gives you a means for your CMS to have consistent and detailed metadata. This can be used to return more accurate and relevant search results. A vital competitive advantage for a commercial website. Plone gives you all these abilities for free. Raises the bar for any competitive CMS, open source or proprietary.