Getting started with Plone
ulist at gs1.ubuntuforums.org
Fri Jun 9 07:35:44 UTC 2006
I'm one step up from a newbie, and would appreciate a little guidance to
get me going.
I want to set up a website for a community group, with a good set of
features and a sound basis for adding extra functionality. So I'm
looking for an approach that is reasonably straightforward for somebody
with basic IT skills (bit of VBA, some familiarity with OOP, not a whole
lot of time...) I'm happy with Ubuntu, and want a platform that's
pretty mainstream in the Ubuntu world.
So far, I'm inclined to use Plone. Firstly, who thinks that's a good
idea? Should I be using Ruby on Rails, or something more colourful?
Python sounded like a reasonable thing for me to play with.
Secondly, if I *do* use Plone, how do I get it working? I seem to have
installed it and Plone-site (via synaptic and apt-get), but I can't
bring anything up. Google seems to tell me that I should be asked for
an Admin password, but I haven't been.
Is anyone willing to give me a few tips, and perhaps even be a bit of a
mentor while I get started? (I am happy to buy some books on Plone, but
would like to make sure I can run it first.)
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