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Likelihood to Recommend

Contentful

Coming from WordPress, Contentful feels like content management as it should be. There's no clutter to get rid of, you can simply start building from scratch, and the end product is perfectly tailored to your or your clients needs.
Andrew Folts | TrustRadius Reviewer

eZ Platform

For a new site:1. Are there any hosting requirements? eZ Publish works best on a traditional LAMP stack.2. What is the expertise of the development and systems administrations individuals? There should be some PHP development experience and a solid level of Apache and MySQL hosting.3. Who will be managing the content of the site? What is their bandwidth for training? For ongoing content changes?
Josh Bair | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Contentful
8.7
eZ Platform
9.0
Role-based user permissions
Contentful
8.7
eZ Platform
9.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Contentful
7.7
eZ Platform
8.0
API
Contentful
7.2
eZ Platform
7.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Contentful
8.2
eZ Platform
9.0

Web Content Creation

Contentful
7.6
eZ Platform
5.4
WYSIWYG editor
Contentful
7.5
eZ Platform
7.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Contentful
9.0
eZ Platform
5.0
Admin section
Contentful
7.9
eZ Platform
7.0
Page templates
Contentful
7.5
eZ Platform
3.0
Library of website themes
Contentful
7.2
eZ Platform
2.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Contentful
7.4
eZ Platform
Publishing workflow
Contentful
7.5
eZ Platform
8.0
Form generator
Contentful
7.0
eZ Platform
6.0

Web Content Management

Contentful
7.7
eZ Platform
5.6
Content taxonomy
Contentful
7.6
eZ Platform
9.0
SEO support
Contentful
8.2
eZ Platform
5.0
Bulk management
Contentful
7.3
eZ Platform
2.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Contentful
6.6
eZ Platform
6.0
Community / comment management
Contentful
9.0
eZ Platform
6.0

Pros

Contentful

  • Contentful provides organized, flexible data models with support for a variety of data types and content editors (e.g. WYSIWYGs, form fields, raw text areas).
  • Contentful has great built-in versioning features with history and draft states so it's easy to make updates and revert when needed.
  • Contentful has an intuitive user interface and good support for multiple spaces (which can be helpful for companies that need separate projects for dev/staging/production).
Eric Mason | TrustRadius Reviewer

eZ Platform

  • Content Taxonomy: Content is managed in a tree. Though taxonomy vs folksonomy is a near-religious debate among professionals, clients seeing the system for the first time just seem to "get it" more often.
  • Content Flexibility: Common content types such as blog posts and articles are available out of the box. However, customizing these and creating new content types is very easy.
  • Developer Friendly: Developers need only a little PHP experience to get started. Of course being an expert doesn't hurt and opens the door for the development of custom modules.
Josh Bair | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Contentful

  • Preview of changes prior to publishing
  • The ability to use a spell check plug-in when working on content (it doesn't work well with Grammarly)
Nathaly Sierra | TrustRadius Reviewer

eZ Platform

  • The template language: Outputting content or doing something special with it requires use of the templating language. Myself along with other developers I have trained, found this to be one of the biggest hurdles.
  • Layout of physical files: The system decides what settings files and templates to use based on a hierarchy of modules. The same file can exist in multiple modules and you can find yourself deep within very similar looking folder structures, causing confusion during debugging.
  • Community: eZ has a solid set of community contributors but the gap between it and Drupal or Wordpress is pretty large.
Josh Bair | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Contentful

Contentful offers a great deal of features for a relatively low price. This is what ended up persuading us to purchase it. We also gathered that this was one of the more well-rated products out there, which was encouraging. It definitely stacks up well against its competitors.
Nathan Richardson | TrustRadius Reviewer

eZ Platform

eZ Publish isn't as large in community size and number of installations as other content management systems. However, it's just as capable and met our needs:
  • Developers, system administrators, and project manager can all speak the same language during the development and maintenance cycles of a site.
  • End-user training is very straight-forward.
  • Vendor support is available.
  • Client IT departments can access if need (developers/designers/sysadmins).
  • The community is there (forums) and there are solid contributions (extensions) from both the vendor and the community.
Josh Bair | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Contentful

  • It speed up our content creation process
  • We've freed up dev and design resources for more important projects
  • Given freedom to people to create new pages, while keeping some control so they wouldn't make serious mistakes
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

eZ Platform

  • Common knowledge: By making eZ a core offering, developers, system administrators, and project managers were able to communicate with each other effectively.
  • Training: Due to its content taxonomy, end-user training often went well.
  • Support: In our case, we had Gold support from eZ Publish which saved time and helped with customizations.
Josh Bair | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Contentful

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Contentful Editions & Modules

Edition
CommunityFree
Team489/month
EnterpriseCustom
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    eZ Platform

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Yes
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    eZ Platform Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Contentful
    8.2
    eZ Platform
    6.0

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