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Site upgraded to Plone 4!

I've been meaning to get Plone upgraded from version 3.3 to version 4 and I was finally able to do that today (with lots of patient Eddie-watching by Kristen!)

Plone is the Content Management System (CMS) that I use at work as well as on my personal site.

From plone.org:

Plone 4 is focused on improving the speed, manageability and appearance of Plone while upgrading the underlying infrastructure in preparation for Plone 5. This version includes significant performance improvements, a new theme, search and indexing improvements, group dashboards, reduced memory footprint, improved handling of large files & media, faster folder implementation, better management of users and groups, dynamic forms using jQuery tools, and an improved first-run and upgrade experience.

Overall, the upgrade was pretty straightforward.  It definitely helped that I'm in the process of doing the same thing at work, and that my site is far simpler with fewer customizations. The most time consuming part was probably tweaking the navigation CSS.  And, the DVD Library product actually came across with minimal changes. I even was able to make some needed updates to the photo gallery product, which I'll get committed to SVN on Monday.

I'll be interested to see how the plone.app.caching product works.  It's much simpler than CacheFu, but I'm wondering if it will be sufficient for the high traffic AgSci sites.