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

Bradly Bernier Bradly.Bernier at SothebysInternationalRealty.com
Tue Feb 28 19:37:53 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
>on top of plain CMF. What you're asking for is *exactly* what Plone
>and it'd be much easier for you to learn how to do so in a Plone
>than in a pure CMF context, if only because there are books (Plone
>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.


Yah Plone seemed to be just as difficult as the CMF when I looked at it.
Plone has way to many options that it scares me which I know would never
work for my very computer illiterate clients. Thanks a lot. I will look
into the Plone Live's book. All I need is some great documentation and I
will get it done. I guess after I become fluent with plone I will jump
into learning Python/DTML/ZPT/Zope and all of the rest :)

Thanks everyone. 

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