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Website Redevelopment

(Links to Strategy 4: Organisational Capability)

Sponsor: Executive Committee

Staff Support: Nick Wallingford

Status: Active Smiley Smiley   


Prior to 2005, the InternetNZ website was created manually using static HTML.  In 2005, a major transition was made to the use of the Plone/Zope combination for a Content Management System. This project describes the transition from the initial Plone/Zope site to one based on the newer 3.x version of Plone.  The site changever was made in late 2008.


$25,000 was budgeted in 2008/09.

Overall Progress Summary:

Previous website materials have been copied over and were made 'live' in late September 2008.  Since then, additional functionality has been added, as well as automated and documented backup/restore systems.

Activities Planned:

None. Awaiting decision on whether or not to proceed with a project to create three 'sections' (Members, Council, Policy) to site.


The choice of Plone/Zope for the InternetNZ web site has provided massive potential opportunities, but also presented a number of technical challenges due to the complexity of the products involved.

The site had not been gradually upgraded through Plone/Zope versions so the conversion to the 3.x branch of Plone was particularly complex.

The development of the conversion scripting took a number of iterations to ensure that all content was included into the new site.

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