Plone Foundation

October 25, 2005 07:00 ET

Plone Foundation Releases Plone 2.1; The Fastest Growing Open Source Content Management System Releases New Version

HOUSTON--(CCNMatthews - Oct 25, 2005) -

The Plone Foundation recently released the 2.1 version of Plone, the leading Content Management System for the award-winning Zope application server. Supported by thousands of developers from around the world, it is one of the most sophisticated, popular, and easy-to-use content management systems available today.

Plone provides a scalable, extensible and stable application that uses open standards throughout. It runs on all major operating systems including Linux, Windows, Solaris, FreeBSD and Mac OS X. Plone is available in more than 50 languages and is used by JETRO, Vera Wang, Mark of the Unicorn, Connexions, National Cancer Institute, BMC Software, Burning Man Project, and numerous other commercial and non-profit entities. eWeek.com recognized Plone 2.0 as one of the Top 10 enterprise applications of 2004: "...the free, open-source Plone has taken what was already probably the best option in Web publishing portals and made it the clear leader in this field."

"Plone is growing and growing up," says Dr. Geoff Davis, of the Plone Foundation. "This version, delivers a product that offers innovative features for searching and organizing content." Recent notable deployments include Oxfam America, the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company, NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, Motorola, the Brazilian Parliament, the National Cancer Institute, eBay and Wolfords. Peter White of Surrey NHS Health Informatics Service said, "Our choice wasn't only based on cost. From a rigorous analysis of seven major systems, we found that the Plone system came out on top in terms of performance and features."

Extensive testing have shown Plone's interface to be flexible and intuitive. Notable features include time-based content deployment and role-based authoring & publishing. Plone 2.1's new set of features provide users with tools to greatly enhance their productivity while maintaining an optimal user experience. The new version also gives content managers and end users sophisticated, yet simple, ways to more effectively search and organize their content. "LiveSearch" provides an instant preview of search results when typing, while "Smart Folders" allow content managers to arrange content according to usage. Plone 2.1 continues to build on a proven legacy of an easy-to-use interface with rich out-of-the-box functionality.

Available add-on products allow Windows desktop integration, seamless handling of multilingual content, rapid deployment into existing IT infrastructure, and a host of other features from blogs to enterprise authentication. An ever growing number of entities offer Plone products, training, support, hosting, and consulting services. These entities provide a level of security and professionalism that allow Plone to fit the needs of any type of organization. Part of a vibrant community, users and developers participate in conferences and workshops in locations around the world.

Download and learn more about Plone at http://plone.org/.

Plone is a registered trademark of the Plone Foundation in the US and other countries. All other trademarks are owned by their respective owners.

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