In this talk given at the 2014 Plone Conference in Bristol, we describe our project to create a new website for The Mountaineers.
A lot has been happening in the world of hosting Plone sites. This 2014 Plone Conference session aims to provide a forum for sharing information and debating approaches.
Last year when Sally talked about bibliographies at the Plone Symposium Midwest, some of you said that the tools really should support CSL (Citation Style Language). This talk describes a new bibliography add-on that does just that.
Salesforce.com is a mature, feature-rich, highly customizable, software-as-a-service CRM that has had excellent integration with Plone since 2007. The combination of the open source CMS Plone and Salesforce.com is a great deal for non-profits - the Salesforce Foundation will donate up to 10 enterprise licenses to 501(c)3 organizations, and any additional licenses are deeply discounted.
Websites targeted at academic audiences can serve a variety of purposes, but no matter what the discipline, bibliographic references are a common theme. We introduce a new tool for styling bibliographies in Plone.
Websites targeted at academics have common themes. This talk describes why Plone is well suited to academic websites and discusses some of the most important add-ons that target academic problems.
We used this movie at the Gilbane Conference to introduce people to the Plone content management system. It shows a variety of sites that use Plone plus screenshots of some of Plone's features.
All the pieces have fallen into place for that big website project. You've chosen a CMS, you've lined up the budget, you've gathered a team of developers, you've selected a design firm. You've worked with all the stakeholders and come up with a long list of features. The CMS will provide many of them, but some will need custom development. How are you going to manage the project?
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection recently completed a major website redesign, with Plone as their chosen CMS, and online exhibits are an important part of the new site. They wanted many features, but they also wanted online exhibits to be easy for content editors - even interns - to create.
Museums, libraries, art institutes, and many other types of organizations need online exhibits - websites that mimic the experience of walking through a gallery discovering interesting and beautiful objects. Sally describes the open source package that we have created for Dumbarton Oaks, and our incremental approach to defining and implementing it.
The University of Minnesota Press had big ideas about what they wanted their website to do, but a budget that common wisdom would judge too modest for those aspirations. Sally and Alec Mitchell describe how Jazkarta was able to create the site that UMP dreamed of within their budget constraints using Plone.
Nate explores scenarios when a full-featured CMS such as Plone is the right tool for the job, and when a more lightweight web framework is preferable.
Carlos shows how a Pyramid application can be deployed using a front end web server like Apache or Nginx. He also covers how to automate deployment using buildout and a PyPI clone, and post-deployment creation of a variety of maintenance scripts and cron jobs that perform application specific tasks through Pyramid.
Sally provides an information retrieval tutorial and discusses the questions: What does Solr bring to Plone? Should Solr become part of Plone core?
We may know that our content is safely stored in the ZODB, but there's a lot more than the Zope Object Database can do for us. In this talk Carlos covers some tips and tricks to do things like rescue crashed databases, do ad-hoc reports of database objects, view the contents of the ZODB outside of Plone, use relstorage and more.
So you decided to use Plone for your project or are considering it. One of the greatest benefits about that decision is that you get to work with Python. Don't stay on the shallow end of the pool, go deeper into Python! Carlos shows how you can use it to make your site work better and maybe even create some independent Python apps.
Sally describes Jazkarta's approach to managing a Plone website development project in an agile fashion, with a part time, distributed team. Topics include roles, scheduling, estimation, and project management tools.
"The Cloud" is a buzzword these days, but in this talk Nate and Sally describe what you need to know about public and private clouds, why it's important, and why you might want to consider it for your company/organization.
Nate explains how to make your Plone site look like any website design, when you have only basic HTML/CSS skills.
Nate describes the benefits of cloud computing, and the services that Amazon provides. He demonstrates a 5 minute launch of Plone on EC2 and provides a case study of how Rice University's Connexions project is deploying their Rhaptos software on EC2.