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Plone Basics

While the public side of the Plone websites are compatible with all browsers, you may experience issues when editing content using some browsers.

Introductory information about logging into your Plone website.

Follow these best practices when writing and formatting the content of all web pages, news items, and events.

Throughout Plone you will find text editors that are used to enter information. You can format the text using a toolbar similar to the one shown below. This toolbar contains many buttons that you can use when you create and edit pages.

You may see a "This Connection is Untrusted" error when logging in to Plone for the first time. This is normal, and is caused by an SSL Certificate mismatch.

The Spotlight area on your home page contains an alphabetized list of news items or news links that you want to highlight for a period of time. You add a spotlight item in very much the same way as a News Item or News Link but you need to place it in the Spotlight folder.

Sometimes it is necessary to re-order the items in a folder listing your website. Only folders (not collections) can be reordered in this way.

Sometimes it is necessary to re-name a page or folder on your website. Not all folders or pages can be re-named but you can try by following these steps.

You can include ("embed") a YouTube video in a Plone page as part of your content.

These are steps to upload an mp3 sound clip to the Penn State Box system, and embed that sound clip in a Plone page.