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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

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

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Contentful
8.7
Plone
10.0
Role-based user permissions
Contentful
8.7
Plone
10.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Contentful
7.7
Plone
10.0
API
Contentful
7.2
Plone
10.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Contentful
8.2
Plone
10.0

Web Content Creation

Contentful
7.6
Plone
9.3
WYSIWYG editor
Contentful
7.5
Plone
9.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Contentful
9.0
Plone
10.0
Admin section
Contentful
7.9
Plone
10.0
Page templates
Contentful
7.5
Plone
10.0
Library of website themes
Contentful
7.2
Plone
5.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Contentful
7.4
Plone
10.0
Publishing workflow
Contentful
7.5
Plone
10.0
Form generator
Contentful
7.0
Plone
10.0

Web Content Management

Contentful
7.7
Plone
9.4
Content taxonomy
Contentful
7.6
Plone
10.0
SEO support
Contentful
8.2
Plone
10.0
Bulk management
Contentful
7.2
Plone
10.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Contentful
6.5
Plone
8.0
Community / comment management
Contentful
9.0
Plone
9.0

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

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

  • 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

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

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 1 answer
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

  • 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

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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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
    Additional Pricing Details

    Plone

    General

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

    Plone Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Contentful
    8.2
    Plone
    10.0

    Likelihood to Renew

    Contentful
    Plone
    8.3

    Usability

    Contentful
    Plone
    10.0

    Performance

    Contentful
    Plone
    9.0

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