Installing Plone

by T. Kim Nguyen published 2016/05/03 22:41:00 GMT+0, last modified 2020-09-14T15:25:50+00:00
Everything you need to run Plone

Plone comes with everything you need to get started building your site, whether a simple one with a dozen pages, a multi-departmental one with a demanding information architecture, or an intranet requiring login and multiple permission levels.

Try Plone

If you'd like to explore Plone and try it without having to install it yourself, use one of our Plone demo sites.

You can install Docker and use the Plone Docker image.

You can also deploy Plone 5.1.5 "to the cloud" for free with a Heroku account; use username admin and password admin to create a new site: 

Download Plone

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The Plone community and the Plone Security Team will always support the two most current major releases.

Get Plone 5.2 (stable)

Get Plone 5.1 (old-stable)

Get Plone 4.3 (legacy)

System Requirements

Plone runs on a wide range of hardware, from RaspberryPi to Chromebooks, PCs and Macs, servers, and cloud deployments on Amazon EC2, Linode, Rackspace and more.

Plone runs on most UNIX-based distributions (including Linux, BSD, Solaris, and other proprietary UNIX systems), on Windows and Mac OS.

See Plone's full hosting, operating system, and hardware requirements.

Get a Beautiful Looking Site with Plone Themes

Plone 5's Diazo theming engine makes it easy for designers to create new themes for Plone and adapt existing ones to Plone. 

Plone 5 themes can be as easy to install as uploading a ZIP file!

Here are five lovely mobile-ready themes for Plone 5, all installable via ZIP file:

Clean Blog theme for Plone 5  Spot theme for Plone 5  Booster theme for Plone 5  Business Casual theme for Plone 5  Future Imperfect theme for Plone 5

Learn about Plone

Plone Distributions

These systems use Plone at their core but extend it with features specific to their domain:

  • Senaite and Bika LIMS, the open source laboratory information management system that combines web content management and workflow processing for a one-stop ISO 17025 ready web-based LIMS
  • Quaive, the design-first, social intranet solution (community edition on GitHub)
  • CastleCMS (and on GitHub), the enhanced security CMS that includes a wide range of features for creating, organizing, and managing large scale sites