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3 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Contentful ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Web Content Creation, Web Content Management
  • eZ Platform ranks higher in 1 feature set: Platform & Infrastructure
  • Contentful and eZ Platform are tied in 1 feature set: Security

Security

9.0

Contentful

90%
9.0

eZ Platform

90%
Contentful ranks higher in 1/1 features

Role-based user permissions

9.0
90%
5 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Platform & Infrastructure

7.7

Contentful

77%
8.0

eZ Platform

80%
eZ Platform ranks higher in 2/2 features

API

7.0
70%
5 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Internationalization / multi-language

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Web Content Creation

7.2

Contentful

72%
5.4

eZ Platform

54%
Contentful ranks higher in 7/8 features

WYSIWYG editor

7.3
73%
4 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Code quality / cleanliness

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Admin section

8.0
80%
6 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Page templates

7.6
76%
4 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Library of website themes

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Mobile optimization / responsive design

7.2
72%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Publishing workflow

4.0
40%
6 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Form generator

7.0
70%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Web Content Management

6.9

Contentful

69%
5.6

eZ Platform

56%
Contentful ranks higher in 3/5 features

Content taxonomy

6.0
60%
5 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

SEO support

8.1
81%
4 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Bulk management

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Availability / breadth of extensions

4.1
41%
4 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Community / comment management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Contentful is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Contentful

80%
7 Ratings
6.0

eZ Platform

60%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Contentful

Contentful is well suited for folks who want a simple, clean, easy-to-use interface for a JAVASCRIPT website. If you do not want a javascript website you should look [elsewhere].
Jennifer Garcia | 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

Pros

Contentful

  • Clean, modern interface (not clunky and outdated, like WordPress)
  • High degree of flexibility (I can structure data any way my clients need)
  • Enables headless frontend (i.e. I can build any frontend I want without having to change my CMS)
Andrew Folts | 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

  • The new Contentful "branches" feature looked promising (it appears to mirror a git-like repository) but it requires the CLI, which isn't necessarily practical for teams that aren't current CLI users. It would be nice if the management of this feature were available via the UI (without that it causes more confusion than anything).
  • The Contentful data modeling method makes for a bit of an awkward SDK developer experience in some strongly typed languages like Java. Most things that you might need can be accomplished, but it feels like the experience could be smoother.
  • It would be nice if there were a way to migrate data between spaces (e.g. from your staging space to production).
Eric Mason | 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

Pricing Details

Contentful

General

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

Starting Price

$0

Contentful Editions & Modules

Edition
CommunityFree
Team489/month
EnterpriseCustom
  1. none
Additional Pricing Details

eZ Platform

General

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

Starting Price

eZ Platform Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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

  • Positive: faster changes and new associates can easily navigate without prior training/knowledge of CMS to make content updates
  • Negative: Our website manager/provider can keep certain abilities (like changing specific images) so they can charge a fee for making the change
Nathaly Sierra | 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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