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Josh Bair | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 08, 2015

eZ Publish review based on experience with an Alexa Top 250 site

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eZ Publish can easily satisfy the needs of customers who want a classic "brochureware" site. However, it can satisfy the other end of the spectrum when clients:

  • Need to allow their internal IT department access to the site and its hosting
  • Have dozens of active content editors and need to schedule publishing
  • 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.
  • 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.
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?
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eZ Platform Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Role-based user permissions (1)
API (1)
Internationalization / multi-language (1)
WYSIWYG editor (1)
Code quality / cleanliness (1)
Admin section (1)
Page templates (1)
Library of website themes (1)
Publishing workflow (1)
Form generator (1)
Content taxonomy (1)
SEO support (1)
Bulk management (1)
Availability / breadth of extensions (1)
Community / comment management (1)

About eZ Platform

ezPlatform, formerly ezPublish is a content management solution from eZ Systems. The vendor says their solution provides organizations with the technology and framework to build a suite of digital experiences including news and media sites, brand sites, multichannel apps and the Internet of Things, intranets and web portals. This solution is multichannel, multilingual and multisite ready.

ezPlatform features user defined content and classes, version control, templates, workflow management and tasking, document management with image conversion and scaling, search engine support, localization, regionalization, and internationalization, and is scalable to support enterprise level activity with support and maintenance provided by the vendor.

eZ Platform Features

Web Content Creation Features
Has featureWYSIWYG editor
Has featureCode quality / cleanliness
Has featureContent versioning
Has featureAdmin section
Has featurePage templates
Has featureLibrary of website themes
Has featureMobile optimization / responsive design
Has featurePublishing workflow
Has featureForm generator
Has featureContent scheduling
Web Content Management Features
Has featureInternal content search
Has featureContent taxonomy
Has featureSEO support
Has featureBrowser compatibility
Has featureBulk management
Has featurePage caching
Has featureAvailability / breadth of extensions
Has featureBuilt-in e-commerce / shopping cart
Has featureE-commerce / shopping cart extension
Has featureCommunity / comment management
Has featureImport / export
Has featureWebsite analytics
Platform & Infrastructure Features
Has featureAPI
Has featureInternationalization / multi-language
Security Features
Has featureRole-based user permissions
Does not have featureMulti-factor authentication
Does not have featureUser-level audit trail
Has featureVersion history
Has featureSimple roll-back capabilities
CMS programming language or framework Features
Has featurePHP
Does not have featurePython
Does not have featureJava
Does not have feature.NET
Additional Features
Has featureLanding page management
Has featureDrag-and-drop functionality
Has featureMultichannel content delivery
Has featureMultisite management
Has featureCompatible with Internet of Things

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eZ Platform Competitors


  • Does not have featureFree Trial Available?No
  • Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
  • Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
  • Entry-level set up fee?No

eZ Platform Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Mac
Mobile Application:Mobile Web