Plone Features

Plone is 20 years of stability and security wrapped in a modern, powerful user-centric package. It continues to set the pace for content management systems by offering the most functionality and customization out of the box.


Enterprise Integration

Finally, all of your services and content function as one. Plone seamlessly connects with specialized applications and standard enterprise systems like CRMs, Salesforce, and Oracle.  It integrates with web servers, SQL and NoSQL databases, continuous integration tools, web services, and frameworks.

Flexible Workflows

Manage the life cycle of your content (from initial creation to publication and storage) with version control, content locking, document, and digital asset management, and search. Digital rights and process management tools such as role and group permissions, editorial flow, and content collaboration are 100% customizable. View content history, revert to previous versions and edit without disrupting the user experience. Use Content Rules to automatically publish, move content, send notifications, and more.

Industrial Strength Security

The creativity and speed of Open Source blended with technologically-advanced Python backend yields superior security without sacrificing power or extensibility. The extremely low number of vulnerabilities found in Python and Plone demonstrates the maturity of Plone’s security and development processes. Plone's outstanding test coverage and continuous integration testing combined with a fine-grained security model make it the best choice for security-conscious environments. Read more about Plone's security...

Limitless Extensibility

Plone is yours. Choose from hundreds of add-ons for document and content storage, content delivery, forms processing, social syndication, personalization, and more. If you can’t find it, you can make it.

Robust Scalability

Perfect as a standard or complex installation. Out-of-the-box Plone provides superior content search and retrieval services, along with integration capability, backup and recovery; localization; caching; and system security. Manage digital assets, documents, web content with a consistent interface. Plone also has outstanding clustering capabilities - allowing websites to be split across multiple servers to handle high traffic.

Search Capabilities

Live search gets inside Word documents and PDF files. Supercharge search with add-ons for Google Search Appliance, Elasticsearch and Apache Solr.


Why have an intranet with one service and a public site with another when you can have both in Plone? Keep it simple and lightweight for small teams or scale it to serve a global business. Either way, because Plone is Open Source, you have complete control over how you use it.

Accessibility Standards Compliant

Plone is WCAG 2.0 compliant and meets or exceeds W3C’s WAI-AA and the US government's Section 508 standards for sight- and motor-impaired individuals. Plone’s JavaScript has fallback modes to work with any browser. View Plone's Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT).

Documentation and Support

Everything you want to know about Plone can be found in the documentation; GitHub repositories; Plone community forums, chat rooms, and mailing lists. The official Plone documentation was created and is maintained by the community for content contributors, developers, site administrators, designers, and integrators. Additional support is available from numerous service providers around the world.

Installing Plone

Based on Python and Zope libraries, Plone runs on Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, BSD, Solaris, and virtual machines. No complex setup procedures are needed — a straightforward process will get you up and running in minutes.

Authentication and Single Sign On

Easy integration with LDAP, Active Directory, Oracle, OpenID, Shibboleth, CAS, Kerberos and many other authentication systems. You name it, Plone talks to it.

Discover the possibilities. Try Plone today!