The Plone Newsroom

A monthly podcast about Plone, the Plone community and whatever we come up with to keep you informed. We will do our best to release a new recording each month, but we might skip some vacations periods.

Philip and Fred

Brought to you by Philip Bauer and Fred van Dijk.

Suggest a topic to us to include in the next episode by sending us an e-mail to one of our first names 'at' plone dot org. Or contact us on Plone's Discord Server. 

We record our podcast with video and audio. You can find links to our episodes on Youtube, but we also provide an audio version on Apple Podcasts and host the audio files on ACast


Episodes 17 - 19 below on this page

Episode #21D - April 16th 2024 - Special Edition in German for World Plone Day

Episode #20 - March 21st 2024

Plone Tagung Report

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In spirit of the upcoming World Plone Day we thought it would be nice to bring you a report of the recent local Plone Symposium in Germany, the Plone Tagung. Both of us attended, the conference was mostly German speaking, so we chat for about an hour about the talks, the beautiful city Gießen (Right,Phlip?) and the sprint.

During the open spaces and later the sprint a lot of community efforrts since 2023 around plone.distribution came together: was updated to use plone.distribution and volto light-theme and at the sprint a Plone University (demo) Distribution was discussed and worked on.

Episode #19 - March 1st 2024

Plonecrastinating - Plone, Volto 17 and 18 alpha's, upcoming sprints, events and add'ons.

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We're back from another too long break. Due to Fred being ill, the holiday winter break and a very busy start of 2024 it took us a while to get back to our recording habit. But here is it, another TPN issue. Nothing too exciting, getting back into the habit.

Oh and about the procrastinating, Philip and Fred are both going the Plone-Tagung in Gießen, Germany next week and we still had to prepare our talks at the time of recording TPN ;-)

Episode #18 - October 6th 2023

Are we doing this again? Yes, let's do this again. TPN Live, recorded at PloneConf 2023 in Eibar

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So when the opportunity is there. We went on stage at the end of day three of PloneConf to record a Live TPN episode.

  • Discussing notable, interesting and/or hilarious talks from PloneConf '23
  • Plone News:
    • Releases of Plone 6.0.7 and Plone 5.2.14
    • Volto 17.0, released 2 day before the PloneConf, with Victor on stage to tell us more about the goodies in Volto 17.
  • Talking about the Plone Community, where Sharing is a central value
  • the Value of coming to conferences
  • Broader themes than just Plone on this conferene, with this year attention to AI and generative modes, last year Environmental aspects of IT and this year the Future of collaboration in Organistaios.
  • And off course some audience participation, with "Identify the Right Plonista In a Hurry" - 2023 PloneConf Edition

Episode #17 - September 14th 2023

Catch up, three sprints, Plone 6.0.6 and 5.2.13, Tune-Up Day, Foundation News, PloneConf '23 and some fresh add'ons

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We're back from a too long pause. After recording two TPN's in april and both of us attending the Beethoven sprint, live happened and we were very busy with work and life in general. So, we have some catching up to do. Just short of 1h30m we talk about three Plone sprints that were held in May and June, the last Plone 6.0.6 release and releases 'in the works'.

While preparing the news and script for this podcast we totally overlooked a 5th sprint that whill be held In one week from our recording time:

The Earl Zope Sprint 2023 - Halle Germany, organised by Gocept. The sprint will be organised on September 21st and 22nd, with a Gocept 23rd Anniversary party on September the 23rd ,where sprint participants are also invited for.

While we were chatting and relaxing, Release Manager Maurits van Rees finished the Release Candidate of Plone 6.0.7 on the same day. You can find this pre release announced on with all details, please test if you have some time available, so we can have a stable final release next week.

But there was plenty to talk about nonetheless:

  • Plone 6.0.6 and previous (6.0.5/6.0.4) releases, highlights
  • Plone 5.2.13
  • Volto updates and features in the 17 alpha releases
  • Classic-UI Team startup
  • Plone Foundation news
    • 7 new members welcomed to the Foundation
    • Vote on proposes changed to the Plone Foundation Bylaws
  • Recent Sprints held in May and June 2023.
    • Beethoven Sprint, Bonn
    • Midsummer Sprint, Jyväskylä
    • Cerrado Sprint, Brasilia
  • Upcoming Events
    • Monthly Plone Tune-Up day, September 15th online
    • PloneConf 2023, October 2nd- to 8th , Eibar
  • And we had some time left to discuss add'ons.
    Fred mentions a number of small add'ons for Plone 6 Classic-UI, that you could add to your projects' policy or content packages but is easier to add and activate :
  • Philip discusses 4 ways to add Drop Down menu's to a Volto base Plone website
  • And finally we ponder about the possibility of a Plone 6.1 alpha release before PloneConf.

We hope you enjoy this new podcast, hope to see you online soon or in person at PloneConf in October!