Build Powerful Plone Websites with new book from Packt

Monday, May 25, 2009 | News | Web Development

Packt is pleased to announce Practical Plone 3 , a new book that will guide users in building powerful and robust websites using the Zope CMS platform. Written by a team of 13 Content Management experts, this book will give users a clear understanding on using Plone 3 to meet their content management needs.

Plone is a highly extensible Content Management System built on the Zope application server, which is written in Python. Plone makes it easy to build and maintain powerful, user-friendly websites with cutting-edge collaboration and content management features. Like Plone itself, this book is a community effort, with prominent leaders in the Plone community like Jon Stahl, who serves on the Plone Foundation board of directors, sharing their extensive knowledge of the subject to ensure users gain a deep and effective understanding.

“Plone is a true open source project, developed by a community of volunteers. Many volunteer-driven open source projects suffer from a lack of good documentation, and especially publications aimed at new users and non-developers” said Martin Aspeli, a prolific Plone contributor and author of the Packt book Professional Plone Development. A former leader on the Plone Documentation team, Aspeli went on to say that “With Practical Plone 3, the Plone community has come together to produce a hands-on guide for those new to Plone, and those who want improve their understanding of this powerful content management system, be they end users, site administrators or basic integrators."

Practical Plone 3 is written as a beginner’s guide and includes easy-to-follow instructions and screenshots, covering everything from downloading and installing Plone, to using Plone to create and manage web content, to customization of Plone's functionality and visual appearance. Starting from the basics, this book will walk users through the easy-to-use features of Plone and help them create a feature-rich website through its point-and-click feature.

In addition to this, the book will introduce users to Plone's advanced User Interface (UI) features and will teach them how to create such a UI platform for their website. It will help users to set up a development environment with various debugging tools. They will also learn how to configure a live Plone server and a web cache to make Plone faster.

This book is for users who would like to quickly set up a Plone website and don’t want to get involved in programming. This book is out now and is available from Packt. For more information, please visit: Practical Plone 3

Practical Plone 3: A Beginner's Guide to Building Powerful Websites
Get a Plone-based website up and running quickly without dealing with code

For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/practical-plone-3-beginners-guide-to-building-powerful-websites/book


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