WHICH CMS
Plone or Joomla?
OVERVIEW
• Cost and Hosting
• Ease of Installation
• Ease of Use
• Need for Technical Support
• Multiple Content Creators ...
COST AND HOSTING
• Both Plone and Joomla are free open source
systems.
o Accessing, downloading, and registering
• Other c...
EASE OF INSTALLATION
• Plone Installer
o Available for a variety of operating systems
o Follow its prompts to complete the...
EASE OF USE
• Plone
o Difficult system to learn
o Easy for content administrators to use
• Joomla
o Joomla’s terminology
o...
TECHNICAL SUPPORT
• Plone and Joomla
o Robust developer and user communities
o Free support available from community-cente...
MULTIPLE CONTENT CREATORS AND
SECURITY
• Plone
o Supports multiple content creators
o Levels of permission to access infor...
TRAINING, INSTRUCTION, AND
ASSESSMENT
• Plone
o Used effectively for instruction
o Utah State University developed eduComm...
USER FEEDBACK
• Plone
o Comments on a page
o Email
o RSS subscriptions
o Polls
o Contact forms
• Joomla
o Categories
o Rat...
CONSISTENCY
• Plone
o Maintain a consistent look throughout the site
o Templates adjust to new layout automatically
o Upda...
DIRECT COMPARISON
Cost
Free to download and use,
may require external
consulting
Free to download and use,
may require ext...
AND THE WINNER IS…
PLONE
• Offers many more important features
o Drag-and-drop
o Undo
o Spell check
o Problem notification...
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Content Management System Comparison Presentation

  1. 1. WHICH CMS Plone or Joomla?
  2. 2. OVERVIEW • Cost and Hosting • Ease of Installation • Ease of Use • Need for Technical Support • Multiple Content Creators and Security • Training, Instruction, and Assessment • User Feedback • Consistency
  3. 3. COST AND HOSTING • Both Plone and Joomla are free open source systems. o Accessing, downloading, and registering • Other costs o Hosting (cost varies) o Can host either system on own server o Staff training o Consultants
  4. 4. EASE OF INSTALLATION • Plone Installer o Available for a variety of operating systems o Follow its prompts to complete the installation • Browser installation to install Joomla o Need to know  Host Name  MySQL user name  Password  Table prefix o Download a zip file to your system and then upload them following on-screen prompts
  5. 5. EASE OF USE • Plone o Difficult system to learn o Easy for content administrators to use • Joomla o Joomla’s terminology o Straight forward to create websites o Structure and navigation isn’t extremely intuitive • Between the two, Plone has a steeper learning curve (idealware.org, 2009).
  6. 6. TECHNICAL SUPPORT • Plone and Joomla o Robust developer and user communities o Free support available from community-centered and third party sources o Local library or bookstore
  7. 7. MULTIPLE CONTENT CREATORS AND SECURITY • Plone o Supports multiple content creators o Levels of permission to access information o Personal workspace folder under their name o Create groups o Essentially functions as a single member • Joomla o Supports multiple content creators o Levels of permission to access information
  8. 8. TRAINING, INSTRUCTION, AND ASSESSMENT • Plone o Used effectively for instruction o Utah State University developed eduCommons o Tools to manage eLearning • Joomla o Not used as widely o allows assessment tools to be added to your site
  9. 9. USER FEEDBACK • Plone o Comments on a page o Email o RSS subscriptions o Polls o Contact forms • Joomla o Categories o Ratings o Listing submissions o Custom fields o Editor reviews
  10. 10. CONSISTENCY • Plone o Maintain a consistent look throughout the site o Templates adjust to new layout automatically o Updates on one page are automatically updated on other pages • Joomla o Application Programming Interface o Three basic templates to organize a site o Templates adjust to new layout automatically o Updates on one page are automatically updated on other pages
  11. 11. DIRECT COMPARISON Cost Free to download and use, may require external consulting Free to download and use, may require external consulting Features and Flexibility Allows for a large number of add-ons Allows for a large number of add-ons Multiple Content Creators Supports multiple content creators Supports multiple content creators Training, Instruction and Assessment Effective for instruction, allows assessment tools Effective for instruction, allows assessment tools Consistency Templates ensure consistency on each page Templates ensure consistency on each page Installation Easy to install without technical expertise Easy to install without technical expertise
  12. 12. AND THE WINNER IS… PLONE • Offers many more important features o Drag-and-drop o Undo o Spell check o Problem notification • Features come pre-installed

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