Plone 6 FAQ

Frequently asked questions about Plone 6.

What is Plone 6?

Plone 6 is the new, upcoming version of the Plone content management system.

Plone 6 will be the first CMS on the market that combines the advanced features, best-in-class security, and scalability of an enterprise CMS with a modern, easy-to-use, and powerful front end based on the latest web technologies.

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When are Plone 6 versions released?

Plone 6 Beta is out already:

Plone 6 technologies have been used for years in high traffic production sites.

Why should I use Plone 6 over Plone 5 (or any other CMS)?

Plone 6 combines the features, security, and scalability of an enterprise CMS with a modern, fast and easy-to-use front.

The Plone 6 user experience has been redesigned from scratch to be awesome for all users. It's easy to create adaptive layouts using a flexible and powerful blocks system.

Plone 6 also includes:

  • A powerful form builder. Editors can create forms via drag and drop and define actions such as sending form data via email or storing it in CSV format for later use.
  • No-code custom content types that can be created through the web, including metadata fields, behaviors and view templates.
  • A rich ecosystem with more than 100 add-ons, even before it has been launched; an active and enthusiastic community of developers and companies is creating new add-ons every day.

The quick growth of the Plone 6 community is the result of developer-friendly technology choices. It is built with the two most popular programming languages (Python and JavaScript) and an open-source software stack that powers some of the largest websites in the world.

Are there sites that are already running on Plone 6?

Yes! Plenty of high-traffic sites both in public and private sectors around the World run on Plone 6. Here are a few examples:

Currently, we are renewing to run on Plone 6 - released later this year!

Where can I find information about Plone 6?

Start with these:

Which frontend version of Plone 6 should I use?

Plone 6 has two frontend versions: The new Volto frontend (default) and Plone Classic.

The answer is rather simple:

1. If you are building a totally new site for new Plone users, and are more familiar with JavaScript and frontend technologies, go with the new Plone 6 default user interface (called Volto).

2. If you are heavily invested in previous Plone versions and your users know it by heart, go with Plone 6 Classic. It contains various usability and accessibility improvements. It also includes a modernization of the JavaScript and CSS stack, with markup update to Bootstrap 5, making theme development easier.

Can I try Plone 6?

Yes! There are two public demo sites, where you can try it out:

Where I can get Plone 6?

Download the latest version at:

Where can I talk to Plone 6 developers?

Two places, at least: