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KPLUG and Plone. What is Plone, what does KPLUG use it for, why should I care and how can I contribute?. What is Plone? (from http://www.plone.org). Content Management System (CMS) Powerful and Flexible Easy to Use Standards-compliant Open Source (hooray!) Extensible Much more….
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KPLUG and Plone What is Plone, what does KPLUG use it for, why should I care and how can I contribute?
What is Plone?(from http://www.plone.org) • Content Management System (CMS) • Powerful and Flexible • Easy to Use • Standards-compliant • Open Source (hooray!) • Extensible • Much more…
Why is Plone Useful? • Provides framework and infrastructure • Allows for group collaboration • Allows for separation of responsibilities • Allows us to focus on content
What does KPLUG use Plone for? • The KPLUG web site (http://www.kernel-panic.org) • News and Announcements • KPLUG Events • Book Reviews • Photo galleries • Wiki pages
Why should I care? • You’re a kind, giving human being • You would like to contribute to the KPLUG web site • You would rather care about your writing than how the page looks/functions • KPLUG is worth it. :)
The KPLUG Web Site • What were the design goals? • How does Plone help meet these goals?
KPLUG Site Design Goals • Clean, easy to read site • Consistent design, layout, formatting • Easy to navigate • Single point of access for all KPLUG information
How Does Plone Help? • Site-wide CSS for page layout and formatting • Built-in navigational features • Built-in news facility • Built-in calendar facility • Built-in user and group authentication and management • Support for multiple document source formats • Integrated search functions
How do I create content? • Why should I put presentations on the site? • Where should I put my presentation materials? • What kinds of files can I put on the site? • What can I use to create documents?
Why upload presentations? • Your notes may be useful to members who didn’t catch everything at the meeting. • Your notes will be useful to those who could not attend. • Your notes help contribute to the informational resource the KPLUG site should be. • It’s just nice.
Where do my presentation notes go? • Create a folder for your presentation in your home folder. • Name it appropriately • When ready for everyone, “Submit” your documents • Once reviewed, your presentation will be published and moved into the appropriate meeting’s folder.
Files, folders and documents, oh my! • What is a “document”? • What is a “file”? • What other types of content can I use?
Document source formats • Plain Text • Structured Text • HTML
Creating documents with… • Plone’s built-in functionality • Your favorite text editor • Your favorite HTML editor • Your favorite word processor
Adding other content • ImagesSelect the “image” type. • PhotosSelect the “photo” type. • Anything elseSelect the “file” type.
Uploading content to the site • Use Plone’s built-in upload formsSimplest, requires no special software outside of the web browser. • Use a WebDAV clientFaster, but with caveats.
More on WebDAV • Internet Explorer (boo!) • Cadaver (unix command-line) • Konqueror • Nautilus (?) • Mac OS X Finder
Site Management Who/What are: • Members • Reviewers • Managers • Owners
Site Management:Members • Can log in to site • Can create content in home folders and wiki • Can create content elsewhere when granted permissions • Can only “submit” documents for publishing
Site Management:Reviewers • Same base permissions as Members • Can send submitted documents back for editing (“reject”) • Can “publish” submitted documents
Site Management:Managers • Same base permissions as Reviewers • Can create, move and delete content throughout designated sections of the site
Zwiki - The KPLUG Wiki • http://www.kernel-panic.org/wiki • Must be logged in to site to manage Wiki • Anybody can edit anything on the Wiki • Anonymous users can only read Wiki
Plone gives KPLUG a powerful and dynamic site • Anybody can contribute (just log in) • Focus on content, not presentation • Easy to find anything on site • Easy to maintain