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 the Plone college and department websites.

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 buttons that provide text styling, list formatting, and the addition of images, links, emails, and tables.

A general overview of how to add basic content types to your College or Department Plone website. In technical terms, content means text (pages or folders), images, files (pdfs, spreadsheets) and links.

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.

Cut, copy, and paste operations involve moving one or more items from one folder to another. Moving items from one area to another arises when content is placed in the wrong folder.

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.

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.

This article provides guidelines to determine the text of the header on AgSci Plone sites.

Should I manage a collection of links to related content on my site?

Meaningful link text makes pages more friendly for visitors and search engines.

Instructions for obtaining a Friends of Penn State account for individuals who are not directly affiliated with the University. A FPS account allows a person to have secure access to selected systems and services at Penn State.

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.

This article details the information architecture of a standard AgSci Plone site. It describes the purpose of each major area, and presents the standards for that area.

The "Short Name" field in Plone sets the URL segment for the current page/folder. This field is automatically set when the page is created, and usually does not need to be modified.