Oxfam Canada launches Plone powered website

Oxfam Canada and development partner Jazkarta announce the launch of the new Oxfam.ca Plone-powered website.

Oxfam builds lasting solutions to global poverty and injustice. Oxfam Canada works with allies in Canada and around the world to change the policies and practices that perpetuate human suffering and supports organizations in poor communities overseas in their struggles to secure basic rights.

Those familiar with Oxfam know that Oxfam UK decided on Plone a couple years ago, and funded in part the development of many popular Plone products: Kupu, CompositePack, Multisite and LinguaPlone. Oxfam Canada's switch to Plone means that the entire family of Oxfam regions are now using Plone including Oxfam America and Oxfam Australia.

Roger Musselman, Oxfam Canada’s Coordinator in charge of web development stated, "the new site will give us far more flexibility and is already gaining good reviews from Oxfam members, volunteers and web visitors. The site is far easier to navigate and people like the clean look and feel."

Nate Aune, Jazkarta’s Project Manager noted, "with only one month to create the website design, develop new content types, procure a hosting provider and migrate the content, we knew that we were under a tight timeframe. But the non-technical Oxfam Canada staff were able to learn Plone's authoring tools quickly with minimal training and migrate the content themselves.”

Using the component architecture, we were able to rapidly develop new content types and make use of several add-on products to deliver the web site on time. This is a testament to Plone's powerful out-of-the-box functionality, flexible development framework and rich library of third-party plugins", said Aune.

See the new website at http://www.oxfam.ca