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Likelihood to Recommend

Magnolia V5+

Magnolia CMS is a great product to develop enterprise websites, extranets and intranets. At the moment, the community is growing day by day but so far not many extensions are available. Magnolia is an enterprise CMS, the initial learning curve takes time, to learn all its functionalities and how to customize it is necessary to know Java. When one wants to develop just a simple website without complexity which doesn’t need any specific features such as workflow, versioning, environment separation between staging and public, etc. it is preferable to choose another CMS.
Maurizio Müller | 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

Magnolia V5+
7.0
Plone
10.0
Role-based user permissions
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Plone
10.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Magnolia V5+
7.0
Plone
10.0
API
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Plone
10.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Plone
10.0

Web Content Creation

Magnolia V5+
6.9
Plone
9.3
WYSIWYG editor
Magnolia V5+
6.0
Plone
9.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Magnolia V5+
6.0
Plone
10.0
Admin section
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Plone
10.0
Page templates
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Plone
10.0
Library of website themes
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Plone
5.0
Publishing workflow
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Plone
10.0
Form generator
Magnolia V5+
8.0
Plone
10.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Magnolia V5+
Plone
10.0

Web Content Management

Magnolia V5+
6.6
Plone
9.4
Content taxonomy
Magnolia V5+
6.0
Plone
10.0
SEO support
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Plone
10.0
Bulk management
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Plone
10.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Plone
8.0
Community / comment management
Magnolia V5+
6.0
Plone
9.0

Pros

Magnolia V5+

  • Easy to use for end users
  • You can use both jsp and ftl
  • It lets you easily develop a site for both mobile and desktop (V5 only)
  • Nice templating mechanism
Davide Dispenza | 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

Magnolia V5+

  • Publishing
  • Content Management
  • Subscribe
Anonymous | 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

Magnolia V5+

Magnolia V5+ 9.5
Based on 3 answers
I am unable to rate this.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Magnolia V5+

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

Magnolia V5+

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

Magnolia V5+

The web features of Magnolia are better.
Andrea Castelli | 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

Magnolia V5+

  • The biggest business for Tinext is digital marketing. Our team - which includes Sales accounts, Project managers, information architects, software engineers, designers, system engineers, etc. - use Magnolia CMS every day. Having a team focused on a product only is very efficient and allows us to offer a good service and advice to customers.
  • Our customers have very high expectations and need a lot of integration: the flexibility of Magnolia allows us to satisfy every request.
Maurizio Müller | 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

Pricing Details

Magnolia V5+

General

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

Magnolia V5+ Editions & Modules

Edition
Magnolia Community Edition$0
Magnolia Enterprise Edition Standard-2
Magnolia Enterprise Edition Pro-2
  1. per instance
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

Magnolia V5+
7.0
Plone
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Magnolia V5+
9.5
Plone
8.3

Usability

Magnolia V5+
Plone
10.0

Performance

Magnolia V5+
Plone
9.0

Online Training

Magnolia V5+
8.2
Plone

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