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Today is World Plone Day – Join the Celebration

The first World Plone Day event is now finished. New Zealand WPD organizer Tim Knapp was pleased with the results:

Just so you all know, we just had our first WPD Plone Day event (in the world) in Wellington, New Zealand and about 31 people turned out, we had 6 presenters and a grand old time.

What you can do to join in the efforts to showcase Plone:

  1. Digg this article TODAY: http://tinyurl.com/worldploneday and post it to Facebook.
  2. Vote up this Slashdot article TODAY: http://tinyurl.com/wpdsd
  3. Write a blog post sharing what you love about Plone and the Plone community. Tag it with worldploneday2008.

Don’t forget to catch the LIVE coverage – video, IRC, live blogging, Twitter posts and Flickr pics – http://tinyurl.com/worldplonedaylive

World Plone Day 2008 – Live!

Catch all the action as World Plone Day travels across the globe!


    Older Twitter posts

    Photos on Flickr

    What the blogs are saying about WPD

    10 Reasons To Choose Plone CMS for your Web Solution

    Digg this post Plone is an open source CMS (Content Management System), recently awarded the Best Other (non-php) Open Source CMS award.

    Plone, together with an array of add-on components is used for a variety of needs:

    World Plone Day 2008

    As part of World Plone Day, Friday, November 7, here are 10 compelling reasons for choosing Plone as a web site solution:

    1. Stable future. Plone is owned, supported and protected by the Plone Foundation, similar to the Apache Foundation. Growth of Plone in code and community has risen at a steady pace since inception in 2000.
    2. Avoids vendor lock-in. Plone uses the same open source license as Linux. This avoids vendor lock-in, expensive licenses, and gives you a predictable future — and the freedom to innovate.
    3. Easy to use. Plone’s focus on usability makes it easy for users to manage content. Watch a video to see for yourself.
    4. Secure. Security is considered one of Plone’s key strengths. Fine-grained role-based security model secures your content. Plone’s sandbox architecture ensures that intruders will not have access to your server or your network.
    5. Standards compliant. Optimized for search engines, works in all major browsers, supports Open ID, support for web services and relational data storage.
    6. International. Translated into over 35 languages, including Chinese and right-to-left languages like Russian and Arabic.
    7. Solid documentation. Hundreds of how-tos and tutorials. Screencasts on plone.tv. Seven books published on Plone, including an end user manual. A new book on how to get the most out of Plone without touching code on its way. No other Open Source CMS has an end user manual.  You can buy the hard copy or download the PDF for free.
    8. MS Desktop integration. No other Open Source CMS has a Microsoft Windows Desktop integration for free. Enfold Desktop enables everyone to have a first class Windows desktop experience.
    9. Nestle Plone inside an MS shop. Enfold Proxy enables people to deploy Plone in a possibly hostile to linux IT department. How many Microsoft organizations want to run Apache? Enfold Proxy is *not* free.  It costs money.  But you get support.
    10. Separate content management and delivery. Use *any* software to deliver the content from the Plone CMS. Java, .NET, PHP, Ruby. Whatever presentation-tier technologies the customer is most comfortable with can be used.
      Static publishing
      . Look at http://www.cia.gov/ and http://www.fbi.gov/
      Dynamic delivery.  Look at http://www.povertylaw.org/ and http://www.aci-na.org/ for examples of Entransit.  Using very very simple and fast technologies to serve Plone content dynamically.

    Want to know more? See if there is a World Plone Day event happening near you, or visit online:

    • Plone.org – is the main site to read more information, download copies, access documentation and products (add-on functionality)
    • Plone.net – find a provider that supports Plone, read case studies and press releases, browse the directory of Plone based sites.
    • Plone.tv –  a diverse collection of training and interview videos about Plone
    • Plonegov.org – a collaborative software ecosystem where government organizations, NGOs and private enterprises work together to share the cost of enhanced capabilities.

    World Plone Day: Show Your Pride

    Lets make some noise

    Let's make some noise

    World Plone Day is almost here. This is one day of the year we celebrate and promote Plone worldwide as a community. Are you ready to make some noise for your favourite CMS? Come on everyone, gimme a P, L, O, N, E!

    Before Friday, Easy Ways to Promote Plone

    1. If you are on Twitter, follow twitter.com/worldploneday and encourage others to do so.
    2. Post a link to worldploneday.org on Facebook, Twitter so people can see if there are events happening in their area.
    3. There is a Facebook event. Join and invite people you think might be interested. Show your pride by becoming an official fan on Facebook.

    On World Plone Day, Ways to Promote Plone

    1. Vote for and comment on Plone articles on sites like Slashdot.org. Follow or check twitter.com/worldploneday on Friday, November 7 for links to posted articles. There will also be information on Planet Plone.
    2. Write a blog post on anything Plone: tips, sites, useful docs, how you use Plone, experience of the community, etc. Be sure to tag your post with ‘worldploneday2008’. Add a link to your post to Delicious, Reddit, Digg, FaceBook, LinkedIn, Twitter. Who knows, we might get noticed on Techmeme.
    3. Take pictures of WPD activities, post to Flickr, use tag ‘worldploneday2008’.
    4. Invite others to watch live streams of Plone events. Check worldploneday.org later for more details.

    After WPD, Share What Happened

    So what was the response in your area? Online? What questions / comments did people make about Plone? Share what you saw, felt, experienced through blog posts, photos.

    Thanks again to Roberto Allende for coming up with the WPD idea and working so hard to make it happen. Let’s help Roberto make the first ever World Plone Day an amazing success!

    Have a question or idea? See the contacts for World Plone Day, or leave a comment here.