Practical Plone 3 Hits the Shelves

The long-awaited introductory-level book for Plone 3, "Practical Plone 3," has been released — order your copy today!

Many Plone community members (including the authors!) have been eagerly awaiting the release of Practical Plone 3: A Beginner's Guide to Building Powerful Websites. The wait is over; Practical Plone 3 is now shipping!

Practical Plone 3 is the first Plone 3 book targted specifically at beginning Plone site builders. Practical Plone 3 weighs in at over 550 pages and includes 21 chapters that cover all major aspects of installing Plone, building a site, customizing it, and putting it into production. 

Practical Plone 3, like Plone itself, was a team effort, led by editors Martin Aspeli and Veda Williams. An all-star cast of Plone community members contributed chapters, including: Matt Bowen, Alex Clark, Tom Conklin, David Convent, John DeStefano, Darci Hanning, Sam Knox, Steve McMahon, Ricardo Newbery, Clayton Parker, Jon Stahl and Veda Williams.

Here's the complete table of contents:

Part 1 — Background

1. Introducing Plone2. Installing Plone3. A Brief Tour of Plone

Part 2 — I want to…

4. Create Web Pages5. Add News Items, Events, Links, and Files6. Structure the Content in My Site7. Safely Manage Different Versions of Content8. Delegate Content Management to Other People9. Manage Approvals and Other Workflow for My Content10. Show Additional Information to Users and Visitors11. Automate Tasks with Content Rules12. Control My Site's Configuration

Part 3 — Now that I've got the basics, I'd like to learn how to…

13. Set up a Repeatable Environment using Buildout14. Find and Install Add-ons That Expand Plone Functionality15. Build Forms16. Create New Content Type17. Customize Plone18. Change the Look and Feel

Part 4 — My boss wants me to…

19. Take My Site Live20. Make It Go Faster21. Connect to Your LDAP/Active Directory Repository

Sound good? Order Practical Plone 3 now!

Also worth noting:
  • Hard copy and e-book editions are available, along with various multi-copy and bundled discounts.
  • All royalties from Practical Plone 3 will benefit the Plone Foundation.
  • 2009 will be a big year for Plone books; keep an eye out for "Themeing Plone 3" by Veda Williams in spring 2009 and a book on Plone system administration by Alex Clark later in 2009!