Publisher: Packt, 2004, 398 pages
Keywords: Content Management
Built on the powerful and popular Zope application server, Plone is widely believed to be the best and most powerful open source content management system. Many regard it as the equal of, or superior to, commercially available CMS.
Plone has support for internationalization, complies with accessibility and usability standards, can run on various platforms, and is highly extensible. Plone is ideal as an intranet and extranet server, document publishing system, portal server, and a groupware tool for collaboration between separately located entities.
Like any feature-rich, complex system, Plone can have a steep initial learning curve. This makes good documentation essential for both the beginner and expert alike. For users new to Plone, this book provides a structured pathway through set up and initial customization. Experienced Plone developers will learn how to leverage the full capability of this powerful application.
This is a book that doesn't even begin to live up to its promise. It is neither a introductory book (like Meloni's) nor a reference book (like McKay's). In fact, if you only read the Table of Contents, you will not miss anything, as the author doesn't manage to explain anything in the text, that isn't already in the TOC.
Sigh, I'll probably be flogged for this, but do yourself a favour: read something else.