As part of World Plone Day, Friday, November 7, here are 10 compelling reasons for choosing Plone as a web site solution:
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.
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.
Easy to use. Plone’s focus on usability makes it easy for users to manage content. Watch a video to see for yourself.
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.
Standards compliant. Optimized for search engines, works in all major browsers, supports Open ID, support for web services and relational data storage.
International. Translated into over 35 languages, including Chinese and right-to-left languages like Russian and Arabic.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Post a link to worldploneday.org on Facebook, Twitter so people can see if there are events happening in their area.
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
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.
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.
Take pictures of WPD activities, post to Flickr, use tag ‘worldploneday2008’.
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!