What's New in Plone 2.1

A summary of what's new in Plone 2.1, released September 2005.
Written by Alexander Limi, Joel Burton & Paul Everitt.

After 18 months in our secret labs somewhere near the North Pole and in the Texan deserts respectively, Plone 2.1 is ready. After 3500 check-ins to our repository and a changelog that counts 2200 lines, we believe we have re-defined the content management landscape yet again by including innovative features like LiveSearch and Smart Folders.

But don't just take our word for it — download Plone and have a look for yourself. Plone is available for Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD and Windows — and if you use the pre-packaged installers, you will be up and running with your very own content management system within minutes.

Press Release

The official press release at Yahoo! Finance. We have translations in Danish, Japanese, Swiss German, French, German, Brasilian Portuguese, Dutch, Hebrew, Chinese and Russian.

But hey, you're here to see what's new in Plone 2.1 — so without further ado:

Plone 2.1 Feature Overview

Faster. More efficient. Instant. Connect with your content.
Smart Folders
Automatic organization of your content.
Powerful Visual Editing
Producing consistent layouts has never been easier.
Flexible Navigation and Sitemaps
Powerful ways to see the big picture.
Full Screen Mode
Simplicity redefined.
Dramatically Improved Scalability
Improvements for large deployments.
More Features At Your Fingertips
Easier access to common operations.
Improved Default Content Types
Capable and extensible content types.
Internationalization and Multilingual Support
The universal language of content management.
And much, much more
It's all in the details.
Improved Features for Developers
Developers, developers, developers.
A Foundation for the Future
Securing the future of Plone.


This release would not be possible without the efforts of our many developers, community members, and organizers.

In particular, the following companies have helped defray the publicity costs for the 2.1 press release:

German press release

Thanks to everyone who contributed.