The User's Guide to Plone 4 helps new and experienced Plone users to become more productive. This book takes an in-depth look at the basic steps for creating and publishing content; it also provides reference material about content types, workflows, user security and strategies for organizing a site.
This edition for Plone 4 includes new material on topics such as: using the TinyMCE editor, using Plone for wikis and making content easy to find. Unlike other Plone books, this volume focuses on how to use "out of the box" features preinstalled with any default Plone 4 installation. It is written especially for those who use Plone on a daily basis to write and approve content.
A User's Guide to Plone 4 addresses questions like: What is the best way to paste content with the new TinyMCE editor? How do you give another user the right to edit your content item? How do you enable comments? What are collections and how do you make one? What are workflows and how are they used? How do you use "working copies" to edit already published items? How do you choose the appropriate display for a folder? How can you use portlets to enhance site navigation? This book was written with the support of Enfold Systems and is based, with permission, on previous editions of the user guide by gocept gmbh & co. kg.
Content Management with Plone: Handbook for Authors and Editors is the first guide specifically for Plone users. While other Plone books target developers and system administrators, Content Management with Plone is the only guide to put content creators and editors first, providing what they need to get started with one of the world's most popular and powerful open-source content management systems.
The book also is a support tool for trainers. The tutorial section can serve as workshop material, while the reference section can complete trainers' own knowledge of Plone's functions.
Content Management with Plone has been updated to cover Plone 2.1 and is useful even with customized installations. Contents include:
Authors Thomas Lotze and Christian Theune develop Zope and Plone applications for gocept, a software engineering firm in Halle, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Theune also is a core developer of Zope and chair of the board of the German Language Zope User Group. Content Management with Plone: Handbook for Authors and Editors is the English translation of their German book, Content Management mit Plone: Handbuch für Autoren und Redakteure. It is published in the United States by Enfold Systems, a firm led by Plone cofounder Alan Runyan and specializing in products and services that make Plone easier to adopt.
"A user's guide to Plone" is directed at helping people who want to maintain, manage, or edit websites or portals using Plone. The tutorials in the first part of the book are as well-suited for self-study as they are for use as a teaching aid in courses and seminars led by a trainer. The reference section in the second part of the book encompasses a comprehensive overview of the functions offered by Plone 3, providing both beginners and experienced users with a valuable guide. With how to operate Plone systematically and comprehensively described, this book is also helpful to users of websites incorporating custom design and technical enhancement. Among the contents: - Comprehensive tutorials for beginners - The basics of Plone - A description of all content types - A detailed explanation of the workflows - Documentation for the Kupu visual editor The authors have worked for many years as both users and developers of Plone and have contributed a great deal to the German translation of the user interface. Thomas Lotze works as a software developer for gocept gmbh & co. kg, and Jan Ulrich Hasecke is a free-lance public-relations consultant, a member of the Plone Foundation, and sits on the board of directors at DZUG e.V. (German Language Zope User Group).