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Welcome to The Plone Connection, a newsletter for Plonistas by Plonistas. Plone is a highly secure open source Content Management System (CMS) built on Python. Six Feet Up is the largest Plone consultancy in the USA.

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Step-by-step: Using Docker to Set Up Plone 6

In this step-by-step guide, you’ll learn how to deploy Plone 6 using the official Docker images maintained by the Plone release team. You can choose between either Plone 6’s Classic front-end (the mature server-side rendered interface) or its new, modern, blazing fast Volto front-end. 🙌

In-Place Migration with Plone

Upgrading and migrating a website can be challenging, but when you need to upgrade, migrate, transfer data to the cloud and implement an entirely new theme and design capabilities — the challenge is compounded by countless moving pieces. 🧩 The end result? Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) now has a secure and modern website with data stored in the cloud. Read the case study, and explore how Six Feet Up built and executed a plan to upgrade Plone in-place from 5.1 to 5.2; migrate from Python 2 to Python 3; make existing add-ons Python 3 compatible; transfer data to AWS; and implement a new theme in just 6 months.

pip install Plone

Plonistas have been dreaming of pip install Plone for getting a new Plone project up and running for more than a decade. Learn how to get the alpha version of Plone 6 running using the pip install method
  • Season 2, Episode 4 of The Plone Podcast, conversations about Plonistas for Plonistas, features Steve McMahon. A former Plone Foundation board member, Steve is deeply invested in the open source community. Listen and subscribe!

Under the Plone Hood 🛠 

World Plone Day 2021

In celebration of World Plone Day 2022 on Wednesday, April 27, take a look at last year's special edition episode of The Plone Podcast featuring four guest panelists: The panel shares their thoughts about the past, present and future of Plone development.

Plone Community Questions 😲

"What does Plone 6 — and its new Volto React front-end — make possible for developers and integrators?"
Plone is a great CMS for many reasons. Here are some reasons why we think Plone rocks! 
🎉  Plone: 

  • provides a complete website/intranet/extranet package out of the box.
  • offers accessibility compliance (Section 508 and WCAG 2.1 AA).
  • has built in search.
  • has excellent SEO rankings via social metadata and structured HTML.
  • is ideal for creating and publishing a lot of content — from pages and diagrams to videos, forms, files and documents. 
  • offers collaborative content creation teams that can range from a few individuals to hundreds of editors. 
  • facilitates organizing content in a way that makes it easy for readers and visitors to find what they’re looking for. 
  • enhances information discoverability through easy reuse and presentation of related information, so readers and visitors are sure to make the most of your content. 
  • admins can grant special viewing or editing permissions on content (whether individual items, folders or entire sections of a site) to individuals and groups.
  • allows you to create an intranet/extranet that requires logins to view or collaborate on content.
  • offers customizable reviewing and publication workflows to ensure the highest quality of information on your site.
  • has an unbeatable security track record!
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Upcoming Events in the Plone World

  • April 27, 2022: World Plone Day 2022 is a worldwide 24-hour online streaming event with the goal of promoting and educating the public about the benefits of using Plone and being part of the Plone community. 

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