Plone 5.0 (Beta release 4) (Aug 27, 2015)

This is not a final release. Experimental releases should only be used for testing and development. Do not use these on production sites, and make sure you have proper backups before installing.

Plone 5.0 introduces the simpler, faster Dexterity as the new default content type framework. Theming is made easier with Diazo. The Chameleon rendering engine improves response times by 15 to 30 percent. A modern series of form widgets have been created with usability and accessibility in mind.

For additional information about this project, please visit the overview page .

For installation instructions go to:

There may be hotfixes applicable to this release. Always check the Plone Hotfix Page before production deployment.

Available downloads

VirtualBox/Vagrant install kit

For all platforms (Installs Plone development/evaluation virtual environment from source on any VirtualBox/Vagrant compatible system.)

VirtualBox Appliance (first beta)

For all platforms (The VirtualBox Appliance is meant for quick reviews/evaluations of Plone. You do not have to be a developer or know other tools. Just follow our instructions to install VirtualBox and the appliance.)

Release Notes

State Beta release
License GPL
Release Manager Eric Steele
Released 2015/09/15 00:00:00 UTC

Windows users: use the Vagrant kit. We anticipate having a binary Windows installer for later releases.

OS X users: use the Vagrant kit or install XCode command-line tools and use the Unified Installer.

For evaluation/demo on any platform, try the VirtualBox Appliance.