How This Book Is Organized


This book contains eight chapters and two appendixes. Although the chapters are meant to be read linearly ”that is, you'll find installation instructions at the beginning of the book, not at the end ”you can skip around when you get a feel for how to operate within Plone and Zope.

  • Chapter 1, "Introduction to Plone and Content Management," discusses the underlying architecture of Plone and the basics of using a content-management system. Then it dissects the anatomy of a standard Plone site (for example, the elements found in the standard Plone template).

  • Chapter 2, "Installing Plone," goes through the installation process for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux/Unix users. It also covers the upgrade process, if you are coming to Plone 2.0 from Plone 1.0.

  • Chapter 3, "Using Your New Plone Site," walks you through how to join a Plone site and what you gain by doing so ”your own home page, folder, and presence in the content-publishing workflow. This chapter also shows you how to add and modify the various types of content within Plone, such as documents, new items, and events. Other content- related topics are explained, including the discussion feature and how to search through content stored in your Plone site.

  • Chapter 4, "Additional Plone Elements," describes how to obtain, install, and configure the freely available third-party add-ons for Plone, such as wikis, photo album software, blogging tools, and so forth.

  • Chapter 5, "Customizing Plone," details how to add, modify, or remove elements of the standard Plone template, including side slots, navigation tabs, and custom graphics. Internationalization and localization of your Plone template is also discussed, with examples.

  • Chapter 6, "Creating and Implementing a Custom Skin," discusses the files used to create a Plone "look and feel," how to modify these files, and the process behind creating and implementing a skin ”that is, a set of thematic display elements ”for your Plone site.

  • Chapter 7, "Additional Content-Related Techniques," discusses how to work with page templates and the Zope Template Language, how to syndicate your content (and the reasons for doing so), and how to create new content types beyond the standard set found in Plone.

  • Chapter 8, "Technical Administration," discusses the process of ongoing maintenance for your Plone site, as well as how to accomplish other technical tasks , such as running Plone with web servers other than the built-in Zope web server.

  • Appendix A, "Using Python for Greater Customization," introduces you to the Python language. Here you create scripts and work with the Python interpreter.

  • Appendix B, "Introduction to Zope and the ZMI," provides a very basic overview of the Zope application server, as well as a quickstart guide (of sorts) to working with the Zope Management Interface.

At the end of each chapter, you will find general troubleshooting information for the items discussed, including pointers for where to look for more information or additional help.

Plone Content Management Essentials
Plone Content Management Essentials
ISBN: 0672326876
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 107
Authors: Julie Meloni © 2008-2017.
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