[Zope-CMF] Re: How to customize forms and pages in the CMF for a CMS

Martin Aspeli optilude at gmx.net
Tue Feb 28 18:58:20 EST 2006

On Tue, 28 Feb 2006 23:37:24 -0000, Bradly Bernier  
<Bradly.Bernier at SothebysInternationalRealty.com>  

> So there isnt a way of doing this just with the CMF? I have looked at
> plone and it doesn't seem to offer the exact requirments. All I want to
> make is a site where my clients can edit the body of 1 or 2 pages and
> then add periodic new content that only has a title, small body, and
> some pictures. I also am interested in learning more about zope and
> would like to know if would be hard for a noob like me to learn how to
> do this.

It's quite often easier to turn things off in Plone than to re-invent them  
on top of plain CMF. What you're asking for is *exactly* what Plone does,  
and it'd be much easier for you to learn how to do so in a Plone context  
than in a pure CMF context, if only because there are books (Plone Live's  
a good one) and lots of documentation and tools like Archetypes and  
ArchGenXML. Plone isn't perfect, and probably has evolved too much  
framework for its own good (we're working on it :-) but it is much more  
rapid, you get a lot more usability and integration for free, and it's  
easier to learn than plain CMF.



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