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Plone is a free and open source content management system built on top of Zope.
GitHub repo: https://github.com/plone/plone.docker
Supported tags and respective
Where to file issues:
the Plone Foundation
Supported Docker versions:
the latest release (down to 1.6 on a best-effort basis)
What is Plone?
Plone is a free and open source content management system built on top of the Zope application server.
- Images for Plone 5 and Plone 4
- Enable add-ons via environment variables
Start a single Plone instance
This will download and start the latest Plone 5 container, based on Debian.
$ docker run -p 8080:8080 plone
This image includes
EXPOSE 8080 (the Plone port), so standard container linking will make it automatically available to the linked containers. Now you can add a Plone Site at http://localhost:8080 - default Zope user and password are
Start Plone within a ZEO cluster
Start ZEO server
$ docker run --name=zeo plone zeoserver
Start 2 Plone clients
$ docker run --link=zeo -e ZEO_ADDRESS=zeo:8100 -p 8081:8080 plone $ docker run --link=zeo -e ZEO_ADDRESS=zeo:8100 -p 8082:8080 plone
Start Plone in debug mode
You can also start Plone in debug mode (
fg) by running
$ docker run -p 8080:8080 plone fg
You can enable Plone add-ons via the
PLONE_ADDONS environment variable
$ docker run -p 8080:8080 -e PLONE_ADDONS="eea.facetednavigation Products.PloneFormGen" plone
For more information on how to extend this image with your own custom settings, adding more add-ons, building it or mounting volumes, please refer to our documentation.
Supported Environment Variables
The Plone image uses several environment variable that allow to specify a more specific setup.
ADDONS- Customize Plone via Plone add-ons using this environment variable
ZCML- Include custom Plone add-ons ZCML files
DEVELOP- Develop new or existing Plone add-ons
ZEO_ADDRESS- This environment variable allows you to run Plone image as a ZEO client.
ZEO_READ_ONLY- Run Plone as a read-only ZEO client. Defaults to
ZEO_CLIENT_READ_ONLY_FALLBACK- A flag indicating whether a read-only remote storage should be acceptable as a fallback when no writable storages are available. Defaults to
ZEO_SHARED_BLOB_DIR- Set this to on if the ZEO server and the instance have access to the same directory. Defaults to
ZEO_STORAGE- Set the storage number of the ZEO storage. Defaults to
ZEO_CLIENT_CACHE_SIZE- Set the size of the ZEO client cache. Defaults to
ZEO_PACK_KEEP_OLD- Can be set to false to disable the creation of
*.fs.oldfiles before the pack is run. Defaults to true.
HEALTH_CHECK_TIMEOUT- Time in seconds to wait until health check starts. Defaults to
HEALTH_CHECK_INTERVAL- Interval in seconds to check that the Zope application is still healthy. Defaults to
Full documentation for end users can be found in the “docs” folder. It is also available online at http://docs.plone.org/
This docker image was originally financed by the European Environment Agency, an agency of the European Union.
View license information for the software contained in this image.library, sample, plone