Plone 3.3 Site Administration

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  • The basics of Plone site administration
  • Installing Python, Distribute, Buildout, PIP, Plone, and more
  • Changing the appearance of your Plone site with freely available, professional-looking themes
  • Automating maintenance tasks to keep your site running smoothly with less effort
  • Securing, backing up, and monitoring your Plone site
  • Maximizing the performance of your Plone site by applying various site optimization techniques

In the past few years, we have seen some dramatic changes in the way Plone sites are being developed, deployed, and maintained. As a result, developing and deploying sites, changing their default settings, and performing day to day maintenance tasks can be a challenge.

This book covers site administration tasks, from setting up a development instance, to optimizing a deployed production site, and more. It demonstrates how-to perform these tasks in a comprehensive way, and walks the user through the necessary steps to achieve results.

We have divided the subject of Plone site administration into three categories: development, deployment, and maintenance. We begin by explaining how a Plone site is built, and how to start using it through the web. Next, we add features by installing add-on products, focusing on themes, blogging, and other common enhancements. After the basics of developing and deploying a Plone site are covered, the book covers the basics of maintaining it.

Further, throughout the book we preview some new technologies related to Plone site administration, available now as add-ons to the current Plone release.  Finally, we will cover a variety of techniques to help you optimize your site's performance.

  • Covers Plone basics from a site administrator's perspective
  • Learn how to use Buildout to develop, deploy, and maintain a modern Plone site
  • Enhance the functionality and appearance of your web site by using third-party add-ons
  • Features many useful Buildout recipes from the Python Package Index
  • Written by Alex Clark, an expert Plone site administrator and member of the infrastructure team
Page Count 240
Course Length 7 hours 12 minutes
ISBN 9781847197047
Date Of Publication 25 Jul 2010


Alex Clark

Alex Clark is a Plone Consultant from Bethesda, MD, USA. He runs a thriving Plone consultancy along with his wife, Amy Clark. Together, they service a wide variety of government, corporate, and non-profit organizations in the greater Washington, D.C. area, and worldwide. For more information, please see is his first book and he hopes that people enjoy the result and get inspired to use Plone.