Zope Quick Start
If you're running Zope on UNIX or Linux, you can create an administrative user account via the "zopectl adduser" command from a shell. If you're running Zope on Windows, you'll need to use the "zpasswd.py" utility in your Zope installation's "bin" directory at /home/zope/zope27\bin to create a file named inituser in your Zope instance home at /home/zope/zope_instances/zope02_z27 that contains the initial administrative username and password.
Welcome to Zope, a high-performance object-oriented platform for building dynamic Web applications. Here are some quick pointers to get you started:
Read The Fine Manual. This document guides you through the whole process of learning Zope, from logging in for the first time to creating your own web applications.
There is a built-in interactive Zope Tutorial which gets you started with some simple tasks using the Zope managment interface. To use the tutorial, go to any Folder and select Zope Tutorial from the add list and click the Add button. Provide a name for the tutorial and click Add to begin working with the tutorial.
Go to the main Documentation Overview on Zope.org. Here you will find pointers to official and community contributed documentation.
Look at the various Mailing Lists about Zope. The Mailing Lists are where you can get quick, accurate, friendly help from a large community of Zope users from around the world.
Browse and search the integrated, Online Help System which contains documentation on the various kinds of components you'll find in Zope.
Go directly to the Zope Management Interface if you'd like to start working with Zope right away. NOTE: Some versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer, (specifically IE 5.01 and early versions of IE 5.5) may have problems displaying Zope management pages. If you cannot view the management pages, try upgrading your IE installation to the latest release version, or use a different browser.
Find out about Zope Corporation, the publishers of Zope.