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 a variety of demo sites or you can launch a Docker image, deploy to Heroku, or download and install it yourself.

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 can be used to power Volto, the spiffy new React front end.

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.