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Installation Of Plone + Zope on RHEL/CentOS/Fedora

Plone is a ready-to-run content management system that is built on the powerful and free Zope application server. Plone is easy to set up, extremely flexible, and provides you with a system for managing web content that is ideal for project groups, communities, web sites, extranets and intranets.


* Plone is easy to install. You can install Plone with a a click and run installer, and have a content management system running on your computer in just a few minutes.
* Plone is easy to use. The Plone Team includes usability experts who have made Plone easy and attractive for content managers to add, update, and mantain content.
* Plone is international. The Plone interface has more than 35 translations, and tools exist for managing multilingual content.
* Plone is standard. Plone carefully follows standards for usability and accessibility. Plone pages are compliant with US Section 508, and the W3C’s AAA rating for accessibility.


* Plone is Open Source. Plone is licensed under the GNU General Public License, the same license used by Linux. This gives you the right to use Plone without a license fee, and to improve upon the product.
* Plone is supported. There are close to a hundred developers in the Plone Development Team around the world, and a multitude of companies that specialize in Plone development and support.
* Plone is extensible. There is a multitude of add-on products for Plone to add new features and content types. In addition, Plone can be scripted using web standard solutions and Open Source languages.
* Plone is technology neutral. Plone can interoperate with most relational database systems, open source and commercial, and runs on a vast array of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, Solaris and BSD.

Download and Install resolving dependenciescf
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This site was helpfull for configuring
This will show you what you can do with plone

mkdir -p /home/zopy/zinstance/

Ok so install the rpm’s and go to

cd /usr/lib/zope/bin



When I ran this command it gave me an error of /usr/lib/zope/skel not found
So I mkdir -p /usr/lib/zope/skel

You choose this install directory:
Directory: /home/zopy/zinstance/
You must choose a username and password.
Username = admin
Passwd = ******

Now, you run zope
/etc/init.d/zope start

Start a web browser on the same machine on which you installed Zope and visit the URL
If your Zope is properly installed and you’re visiting the correct URL, you will be presented with the Zope “QuickStart” screen.

/etc/init.d/zope stop

To add users to zope
zopectl adduser uname passwd

/etc/init.d/zope start

Logging In

To do anything remotely interesting with Zope, you need to use its “management interface”. Zope is completely web-manageable. To log into the Zope management interface, use your web browser to navigate to Zope’s management URL. Assuming you have Zope installed on the same machine from which you are running your web browser, the Zope management URL will be
http://localhost:8080/manage or http://192.X.X.X:8080/manage

You can create a plone site:
At the List box on the manage screen choose Plone Site and Click add button
Refer to Screen shots on (

Add Plone Site
Enter an ID and click the button below to create a new Plone site.
Portal Of Plone
Membership source
Any Thing You Like
Button –> Add Plone Site <– Button


You Should Get the Welcome to Plone screen

November 10, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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