I need to upload lots of images/files to my Plone site, what's the best way?
You can access your Plone site via WebDAV (Web Folders in MS Windows) or FTP, which makes it easy to add a lot of content to your site.
Plone can be configured to start running a WebDAV server (see the docs/INSTALL.txt in the root of your Plone software folder, or the WebDav How-to for help). This will let you connect via WebDAV and Microsoft Web Folders (which use WebDAV as their protocol for connecting).
Although less secure and a little bit less feature-rich, Plone can also be send/receive content via FTP (again, see docs/INSTALL.txt). The Plone FTP server normally runs on port 8021, and you connect with your normal Plone username/password.
There are also several add-on products available to make uploading easier:
- Enfold Desktop is a commercial product (free for non-commercial usage) which adds integration with Windows explorer. (MS Windows only)
- Plone flash upload adds a Flash interface for batch-uploading
- collective.uploadify also offers a Flash interface for batch-uplaoding, and is powered by the jQuery uploadify plugin.
- PloneJUpload adds a Java applet for batch-uploading