November 5-6, 2018


Intro to CastleCMS

Instructor: T. Kim Nguyen

Length: 1/2 day

Target Level: Intermediate

Target Audience: Integrator, User

About CastleCMS castlecms_logo.png

CastleCMS ( is an open source distribution of Plone that includes:

  • an enhanced user interface that streamlines creating and managing content on large, complex sites
  • many integrated backend services, such as Elastic Search, Google Analytics, Amazon S3 bulk archival storage
  • improved security, such as login/lockout support, two factor authentication, and login shield

CastleCMS was created by Wildcard Corp., the cybersecurity-focused web development company that creates and manages large-scale web sites for government, universities, and businesses.

What You Will Learn

In this class, we will work through a set of exercises in which you will learn:

  • the streamlined UI: the many new content editing features introduced by CastleCMS
  • the new integrated backend services that come with CastleCMS
  • slots, tile layouts, and page designs: the differences between CastleCMS themes and Plone Diazo themes
  • how to create and modify themes for CastleCMS 

We will also cover:

  • the CastleCMS development and release roadmap
  • the differences between the publicly available CastleCMS and CastleCMS Advantage
  • how to deploy CastleCMS on your own servers or as part of a managed service 

What to Bring

  • a laptop with VirtualBox installed
  • your questions!


When: From 11/6/18 9:30 AM to 11/6/18 12:30 PM

Location: Room A