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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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Improving the Edit Block in Volto

Editing Blocks in Plone's React-based frontend, Volto, is an easy way to customize any site. Learn how to leverage the Edit Block and extend its functionality beyond its out-of-the-box capabilities in this step-by-step guide.

Plone Conference 2021 — Online

The 19th annual Plone Conference will take place virtually from Saturday, Oct. 23 - Sunday, Oct. 31 on LoudSwarm by Six Feet Up. More than 50 talks on topics ranging from Plone, Zope, Volto and Guillotina to Python, Pyramid and JavaScript will highlight the event. Don't miss the chance to learn about Plone and mingle with Plonistas from around the globe. Learn more about the conference and register today!
  • Episode 8 of The Plone Podcast, monthly conversations about Plonistas for Plonistas, features Matthew Wilkes, a Principal Developer at Nomensa. Listen and subscribe!

Under the Plone Hood 🛠 

What You Need To Know About Python Debugging

Philip Bauer, Master Python Charmer at, discusses how to identify and fix code errors with best practices and debugging tools. Learn how to deal with logging, tracebacks, interactive debugging, introspection and more in this video from the 2021 Python Web Conference. 

Plone Community Questions 😲

"Where can I go to learn more about Plone and sharpen my Plone development skills?"
As an open-source community, the Plone Foundation strives to make it as easy as possible for newcomers learn about Plone and get their own Plone sites up and running.

Below are a few of our favorite resources: 

  • Visit for demos, documentation and instructions on how to set up a local install of Plone.
  • Check out the Plone channel on YouTube for videos from past conferences, trainings and World Plone Day.
  • Participate in Plone training events to master the CMS and meet the community.  
  • Attend the 2021 Plone Conference in October. The event will kick off with a weekend of trainings. Keep an eye on the conference schedule for more information. 
  • Ask questions and engage with the community using Plone’s Discord channel and forum.
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