Why Plone

Plone is an open-source content management system (CMS) with over 20 years of stability and security wrapped in a modern, powerful user-centric package with Plone 6. It continues to set the standard for content management systems by offering the most functionality and customization out of the box.

With so many content management systems, why should you choose Plone? It's simple: Plone is powerful, flexible, secure and true open source! The project has been actively developed since 2001 and has the best security track record of any major CMS.

True open source

The Plone Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that exists to protect and promote Plone.

Plone is backed up by the Plone Foundation, so it will stay open source forever.

Plone 6

Get ready for the new Plone 6: the features, stability, scalability, and best-in-class security of an enterprise CMS combined with a modern, easy-to-use, and powerful front end based on state-of-the-art web technologies.

Use and extend Plone

Lots of customizations can be made trough-the-web, such as creating content types, themes, workflows, and much more. Plone may be extended and used as a framework on which to build custom CMS-like solutions.

Plone works as a

  • Full-featured server-side rendered HTML CMS.
  • React-based frontend for editing and viewing content, backed by a server with a REST API.
  • Headless CMS server with a REST API, allowing a developer to build a custom frontend with their chosen technology.