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The Plone 3.0 release is now available for download for all platforms.

by Nicolas Bossut last modified 2007-08-23 16:03

Plone is an open source content management system that is simple to set up, maintain, and modify. It is designed to be a corporate-ready content management system. It is ideal as an intranet and extranet server, as a document/Web publishing system, and as a groupware tool for collaboration between separately located entities.

This release is the most user-friendly, powerful and highly anticipated release of Plone ever, and has an amazing amount of new functionality. Some highlights:

  • Full versioning support, history and reverting to older revisions
  • Improved performance
  • Inline (Ajax) editing
  • Link and reference integrity checking
  • Automatic locking and unlocking
  • Improved handling of permissions and sharing
  • Upgraded visual (WYSIWYG) content editor
  • Full-text indexing of Word and PDF documents
  • Wiki support and multiple new mark-up formats
  • Rules engine for content
  • Strengthened security

For the full overview, see the Plone 3.0 feature list.

Get Plone

Download Plone 3.0 for all platforms here

Upgrading from a previous version of Plone? Detailed instructions can be found in the Upgrade Manual.

Web site updates

Both the Documentation section and the Add-on products section have been updated in time for the Plone 3.0 release — it's now easier to find the documentation you need, as well as finding products that support the new 3.0 release.


Another great thing about Plone 3.0 is that there is an up-to-date book written by Martin Aspeli especially for this release. You can pre-order the book now, and it will be available in all good bookstores shortly.

Plone Rock Stars

Hundreds of individuals have contributed to making Plone 3.0 the best release ever, and Plone community had like to thank them all for their hard work, passion and dedication in pushing out the best content management system on the planet.

The Plone rock stars includes a number of Zea Partners members:

  • Alexander Limi : For taking time off his busy schedule at Google to raise the user experience of Plone to new levels with the 3.0 release, and for managing the community and developers.
  • Balazs Ree and Godefroid Chapelle from Greenfinity and Bubblenet : For their work on KSS, Plone's Ajax framework.
  • Reflab crew : For their great work on versioning.
  • Reinout van Rees : For updating ArchGenXML to produce 3.0-compatible code from UML diagrams.
  • Geir Bækholt, Helge Tesdal and the Plone Solutions crew : For organizing the Archipelago sprint, where the work on 3.0 started.