Plone Content Item Types

There are several different content types in Plone. New content can be added to Plone via the drop down tab 'Add new'. When adding a new item on your website, make sure that you are in the correct location. When you add a new item, the item is added to the folder you are currently inside.

The following are some of the more commonly used content types that come with Plone.

Page (Document)

A Page is one of the most simple Plone content types, used for creating web-pages with different content.


Plone folders can be used to organize site content, and to give a navigation structure to a Plone site.


Image content type is used for uploading image files (.jpg, .png, .gif, etc.) that might be inserted into pages or be displayed in albums.

File (PDF)

File content type - allows uploading files to the site, such as .pdf, .doc, .zip, etc. Site visitors will be able to download them.


Collection is an always-updated saved search that can be used to display items matching criteria you specify. They are used to group and display content items by certain set of criteria.

News Item

An announcement that would show up in news listing. This content type is used fro posting news, it allows to attach a thumbnail image, which will appear in folder summary views next to the summary of the News Item.


Event is a content type, used for posting information about an event (e.g. conference, meeting, etc). Events are shown in calendar portlet and can be added to desktop calendars (e.g. Google Calendar, Outlook, Sunbird, etc.) with iCal or vCal standard.


Link to internal resource or external website. This is a special content type that would include a link to some external/internal resource.