Simplify Plone

A simplified logged-in user experience for naive users for a community portal based on plone.

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plone python social zope

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Simplifying the user experience in Plone

In our community portal, [] (, based on Plone, we intend that large numbers of users will be creating content, many of whom will be very limited in their computing skills. Thus we want to create a very simple, intuitive experience for them.

Plone offers a rich environment, with many options for people who create content. We want many of these options to be hidden from ordinary users and the controls re-arranged and simplified. However, we expect that users with reviewer or greater privileges will have the full facilities open to them.

We have specified what we want here but this is subject to advice and negotiation.

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garyalex 16 years ago * link

Potential developers: Diss Connected is a social project that I am so committed to that I am making this pledge out of my retirement lump sum. So please, give your charity rates, not your corporate rates.

I also think this will be of general benefit to many Plone projects.

I hope you may appreciate the social vision behind Diss Connected and my personal vision for the future.

solex 16 years ago link


I’m currently not quite sure about benefit to other Plone projects. As for now I am not sure whether I’ll be able to create something very reusable here. I believe developers’ first goal is to simplify user experience on your site, right? Anyway, I’ll try to make the final solution as much reusable as possible (if I will be selected for this project, of course)

garyalex 16 years ago link

Hi Solex and anyone else interested.

We are about to move to Plone 3, so will wait until then to get started.

We are looking for Plone developers who are willing to work on this and other related stuff.

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