CMS Plone 4 - Better, Faster

    Plone 4The final release of Plone 4 (Python, Zope application server) is published. The appearance of the updated content management system went unnoticed on Habré, but in vain. Plone 4 has changed significantly, and for the better.
    According to CMS tests, Plone 4 is about twice as fast as Plone 3.3.6, 3.3 times faster than WordPress 2.9.1, 3.7 times faster than Drupal 7 alpha 1 and 4.2 times faster than Joomla 1.5.15.

    The results of the tests are impressive.
    Plone vs WordPress, Joomla, Drupal
    For testing, a 2GHz MacBook with 2GB RAM was used. Plone 4.0 was installed using buildout, MAMP 1.7.2 was used to run PHP-CMS. The default installation of each product was carried out, without additional modules / plugins. The default content and CMS settings were also used. The system did not install caching systems. Performance was measured on the home page for an anonymous user.

    New in Plone 4

    Major changes in Plone 4
    • Significant performance improvements;
    • New default topic;
    • Improvements to search and indexing systems;
    • Dashboards to view user input ratings
    • Significant changes in the processing of large files and media files;
    • New, faster implementation of folders;
    • More powerful user and group management;
    • A framework for generating forms on jQuery Tools;
    • Simplified installation and launch of the Plone site;
    • The process of updating CMS has been facilitated, including with Plone 3;
    • Reduced memory requirements;
    • Updated infrastructure.

    More information: and in the video demo (in English).

    About Plone

    Plone 4 can be downloaded free of charge at , the project code is open. Installers are available for most common operating systems: Windows, Mac, Linux, and various UNIX systems.

    Distribution Plone holds 2% of all open source projects. 340 people and more than 300 companies in 57 countries, including Russia, are involved in the development of the Plone 4 core. The project has been actively developed since 2001, CMS Plone has been translated into more than 40 languages, including Russian.

    Plone has the best safety performance. The security of Zope and Plone can be found in the article Six top reasons for using Zope. Zope is very secure ( translation into Russian ).

    In 2009, Plone won first place in the Open Source CMS Award among non-PHP projects. Since the opening of the nomination in 2007, Plone has confidently entered the top three CMS and has already taken first place in 2008. Most likely, Plone will take first place in the ongoing Open Source Award .

    You can learn more about Plone at and (the most actively developing project of Plone developers in Russia).
    General information about CMS is provided on Wikipedia .
    We have already begun transferring our site to Plone 4 (there is a detailed instruction ), if there are interesting features of migration, we will publish it.

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