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A User's Guide to Plone: Updated for Plone 3 Paperback – January 1, 2008
"A user's guide to Plone" is directed at helping people who want to maintain, manage, or edit websites or portals using Plone. The tutorials in the first part of the book are as well-suited for self-study as they are for use as a teaching aid in courses and seminars led by a trainer. The reference section in the second part of the book encompasses a comprehensive overview of the functions offered by Plone 3, providing both beginners and experienced users with a valuable guide. With how to operate Plone systematically and comprehensively described, this book is also helpful to users of websites incorporating custom design and technical enhancement. Among the contents: - Comprehensive tutorials for beginners - The basics of Plone - A description of all content types - A detailed explanation of the workflows - Documentation for the Kupu visual editor The authors have worked for many years as both users and developers of Plone and have contributed a great deal to the German translation of the user interface. Thomas Lotze works as a software developer for gocept gmbh & co. kg, and Jan Ulrich Hasecke is a free-lance public-relations consultant, a member of the Plone Foundation, and sits on the board of directors at DZUG e.V. (German Language Zope User Group).
- Publisher : Enfold Systems, Inc. (January 1, 2008)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 206 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0615240178
- ISBN-13 : 978-0615240176
- Item Weight : 12.7 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.75 x 0.47 x 8.25 inches
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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on October 17, 2010
A year ago when one of the major Plone developers told me he had switched to Django I took a look at it and now I'm sold. I just recently unloaded this title among others on Amazon Marketplace as used books. Plone is just way too over-engineered. I spent a few years hacking at it and it never clicked. Now I regret not having moved to Django sooner. Sure, Django is a framework and Plone a full blown CMS but I already know enough of Django to implement the parts of Plone I needed. I never got further than making one trivial Archetype work in Plone and even that took WAY more boilerplate code than it should have.
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 21, 2008
Even though there are over 300 open source content management systems (CMS), A User's Guide to Plone is the only end user manual for an open source CMS in existence. As such, any manual would be a good manual. But the User's Guide to Plone would be an excellent end user manual even if every content management system had one. Ideal for training users or even marketing Plone, A User's Guide to Plone walks the reader through the different types of content items in Plone; the Plone user interface; managing users, metadata, and content; customizing workflow; search; security; syndication; the portal engine; the WYSIWIG editor, and some basic administration tasks. Illustrations throughout the book create a tell me and show me approach to making the explanations foolproof. Using Plone as a CMS is a fairly intuitive process. However, many users will insist on the written documentation which A User's Guide to Plone provides. The book is also available as a free PDF for non-commercial use. The LaTeX source of the book is available at reasonable rates for commercial use.
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