Plone

Twenty years of stability wrapped in a powerful, user-centric package


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The Ultimate Open Source Enterprise CMS

Plone is a content management system with unsurpassed functionality and customizability out of the box.  The entire software stack for Plone is open source.  Plone is governed by a non-profit foundation and a community of volunteers.  Plone is unique among CMSes for the many high end features it provides out-of-the-box.

  • Industrial strength security
  • Search text, metadata, PDFs and Word documents
  • Granular permissions, roles, and groups
  • Flexible workflows
  • Accessibility standards compliant
  • Multilingual
  • Robust scalability
  • A RESTful API securely exposing Plone's features

Try It!

You can try Plone at these demo sites or you can launch a Docker image, deploy to Heroku, or download and install it yourself.

Plone 6

Get ready for the next version of Plone! Plone 6 will be the first CMS on the market that combines the advanced features, best-in-class security, and scalability of an enterprise CMS with a modern, easy-to-use and powerful front end based on the latest state-of-the art web technologies.


Plone 5

Plone's latest released version comes with Diazo theming and Dexterity content types, plus support for Python 3. It also provides a full-featured REST API that enables Plone's back end to operate as a headless CMS, powering a variety of JavaScript front ends.



Older versions of Plone are still in use in the wild, since Plone sites tend to just keep working. For a trip down memory lane you can read about the history of Plone and its older versions below.

Plone 2

An easy to use content management system gains stability and popularity, with Archetypes, a content type framework, enabling custom types.

Plone 3

New developer features like interfaces, views, subscribers and adapters, and the beginnings of Dexterity, a new content type framework.

Plone 4

The debut of a new theming engine, Diazo, the maturation of Dexterity content types, and improvements in speed and scalability.