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This documentation does not have the end user (content editor) documentation for Plone. For the editor documentation please go to plone.org documentation.
If doing Plone development for the first time these tutorials serve as a starting point.
For legacy purposes see old Plone 3 theming manual.
See the Plone Upgrade Guide for detailed instructions on version upgrade procedures, including changes required to update add-ons to work with newer versions of Plone.
These manuals apply to the current best practices of Plone development. They are in their own separate section due to the length of narrative explanation or having the documentation source code hosted in an external package.
See cross-documentation linking how to get your documentation here.
☠ Beyond this point lie the ancient dragons ☠
The following sections of developer documentation are no longer under active maintenance. They are included here as reference for older technologies (Plone 2.x, Plone 3.x). Some of the practices described in these documents may still work, but are not recommended to be used in your active Plone development.
Instructions and style guide to maintain this and other Plone related developer documentation.
The source code of this file is hosted on GitHub. Everyone can update and fix errors in this document with few clicks - no downloads needed.
For basic information about updating this manual and Sphinx format please see Writing and updating the manual guide.