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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Plone ranks higher in 4 feature sets: Security, Platform & Infrastructure, Web Content Creation, Web Content Management

Security

9.0

Contentful

90%
10.0

Plone

100%
Plone ranks higher in 1/1 features

Role-based user permissions

9.0
90%
5 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Platform & Infrastructure

7.7

Contentful

77%
10.0

Plone

100%
Plone ranks higher in 2/2 features

API

7.0
70%
5 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Internationalization / multi-language

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Web Content Creation

7.2

Contentful

72%
9.3

Plone

93%
Plone ranks higher in 7/8 features

WYSIWYG editor

7.3
73%
4 Ratings
9.0
90%
5 Ratings

Code quality / cleanliness

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Admin section

8.0
80%
6 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Page templates

7.6
76%
4 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Library of website themes

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
5.0
50%
4 Ratings

Mobile optimization / responsive design

7.2
72%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Publishing workflow

4.0
40%
6 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Form generator

7.0
70%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Web Content Management

6.9

Contentful

69%
9.4

Plone

94%
Plone ranks higher in 5/5 features

Content taxonomy

6.0
60%
5 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

SEO support

8.1
81%
4 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Bulk management

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Availability / breadth of extensions

4.1
41%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Community / comment management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Contentful

80%
7 Ratings
10.0

Plone

100%
12 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Contentful

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3

Plone

83%
10 Ratings

Usability

Contentful

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Plone

100%
1 Rating

Performance

Contentful

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Plone

90%
2 Ratings

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

Plone

The larger your organization, the more appropriate Plone will be. This is not to say that Plone is a worse choice for small websites, only that the minimum investment for a Plone site is certainly higher than for other platforms. If you already use Plone for your site and are looking for a redesign or an overhaul, I would only advise switching to a different platform such as WordPress or Drupal if your organization is downsizing. For any other situation, Plone is the natural choice for your growth.
Fulvio Casali | 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

Plone

  • Plone is a folder-based system, organising content in a similar way desktop-users are doing for the last two decades. No need to teach non-tech customers some relational-database like paradigm for content management.
  • Plone is secure. It is the most secure CMS you can get your hands on.
  • Plone is flexible, and makes fast development easy.
Ronnie Stevens | 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

Plone

  • Not everything is configurable or editable by Plone, and when you need to adjust or add custom pieces in, you need to deal with Zope. Zope has an ugly, confusing and difficult UI and structure as a backend.
  • Using 3rd party products is difficult to do - there are a few different ways to get them installed, all of which take a bit of luck to get right.
  • Building custom products for Plone is not fun. You've got to deal with an archaic framework to tie in that is not well documented (there is documentation about many things, but not great documentation and there are a lot of holes in the documentation).
Kelv Cutler | 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

Plone

General

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

Starting Price

Plone Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Contentful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Plone

Plone 8.3
Based on 10 answers
I no longer use Plone because I got an internship in the web development field and my current place of employment uses their own content management system that they created. After getting to know other CMS's and similar software and comparing them to Plone, I would enjoy using Plone again in the future, but there are more complicated software that I'd like to learn as I progress in my field of study.
Gracie Wardin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Contentful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Plone

Plone 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Compared to the amount of Plone sites, users and customizations we have in our organization, the amount of support requests and training needed is really small
Rikupekka Oksanen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Contentful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Plone

Plone 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Plone is very intensive in its operations, and if not configured well it can be slow. However it is designed and built with speed in mind and with proper use of coding, templates and caching can perform extremely well under high loads. It is capable of scaling to very high load availability environments with no specific coding requirements.
Tom Cameron | 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

Plone

Among the open source CMSs Plone is most reliable to develop large and complex application because is codebase is maintained with an object oriented approach where each parts is strictly independent from the others. So you can deeply customize it and it is still secure and efficient. We have not had the same experience with other CMSs that were great in doing their jobs, but could not be easily customized. At least with the same productivity as Plone.
Fabrizio Reale | 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

Plone

  • Before Plone there were couple of dozens of web editors. Now it is in the hundreds. That leads to more information on the websites and more accuracy.
  • Through the good SEO properties of Plone, our content is more easily found on Google compared to some of our competitors.
  • Plone being an Open Source product there hasn't been any license payments for a decade.
Jussi Talaskivi | TrustRadius Reviewer

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