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User Review: "Plone the CMS solution for the future."
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February 18, 2014

User Review: "Plone the CMS solution for the future."

Score 8 out of 101
Vetted Review
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Review Source

Software Version
3.x and 4.x
Modules Used
custom built modules

Overall Satisfaction with Plone

Plone is the main system for our departmental website. Our department houses many different sub-organizations that all have their own unique part in the department. With the flexibility of Plone each individual, and organization can update their profiles and information quickly. This provides the department the flexability it needs to allow heads of these organizations to keep there pages up to date with out having to call IT all the time to make simple changes.
  • Easily update content on pages
  • Create content rich pages on the fly
  • Easy to manage
  • In 3.x Plone still needed someone with python and coding experience.
  • Plone let us create and manage employee profiles with ease. Once someone left the department we could easily remove their profile and create a new one with their replacement
  • News items were a great addition and secretaries could easily update news items and organizational web pages with updates from their department heads.
  • With its tiered management IT spent far less time doing small updates which staff could easily do. Focused more on the overall design and function of the site.
  • Only negative is when we do a total re-design of the site it will cost a decent amount of money to upgrade, design and code new elements for the next phase.
  • Drupal,WordPress
Plone is highly customizable as are the products above. But Plone offers many other design features and standards which others don't. Plone also has the largest open source community providing new modules and ideas for you to add to plone.
If you are using this for a large organization then the time it takes to setup and get going it worth the effort. If you are going for a small quick fix I probably would not use plone unless you are savy web coder.

Using Plone

Large open source developer base.
Plone is the fastest open-source CMS solution.
Easy to install and upgrade now with 4.x
Easy to use and train others.