About Contentful

Content is at the core of every digital experience, and Contentful is the pioneer and market leader in creating a new generation of technology to build experiences at scale for every digital channel.

The old generation of legacy CMS suites was built to create websites. It is being replaced by a new generation of integrated, best-in-class tools — the “modern tech stack." This stack is capable of building any digital experience — web, mobile apps, wearables, digital displays and more. Contentful’s content platform is core to the modern tech stack: endlessly extensible through open APIs and a first-to-market app framework to enable enterprises to create a common reference architecture for their teams.

Pricing starting from:

US$489,00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Contentful

-Increase productivity and efficiency — our platform empowers cross-functional digital teams with tools for both business and technical subject matter experts.
-Reduce time to market and innovate faster with our decoupled architecture, agile workflows, and structured repository enabling content reuse.
-Increase ROI and extend the value of existing investments with our API first, cloud-native content platform and open source DXP components — SDKs, Apps, & design system.
-Lower unit cost with economies of scale, reusing content across teams, channels, markets, and customer journeys.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

Australia, Canada, China, Germany, United Kingdom and 3 others, India, Japan, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$489,00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Contentful: 26

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Content Management
  • Content Publishing Options
  • Data Synchronization
  • De-Coupled Front & Back Ends
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Document Classification
  • Document Management
  • File Sharing
  • For Developers
  • For Marketers
  • Full Text Search
  • Image Editing
  • Information Governance
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Offline Access
  • SDKs
  • Search/Filter
  • Text Editing
  • Version Control
  • Video Support
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,5 /5
(42)
Value for Money
4,2/5
Features
4,2/5
Ease of Use
4,1/5
Customer Support
4,3/5

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Brandon Z.
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  • Industry: Translation & Localization
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Contentful is useful and wonderful

Reviewed on 2018/12/12

I'd like to recommand contentful as it is easy to use, and easy to config store data for develop a...

I'd like to recommand contentful as it is easy to use, and easy to config store data for develop a project.

Pros

stable, friendly configuration, data structure is clear, and have api auto configuration

Cons

navigation is a little bit tricky, like when duplicate an entity, it lost the original entity's position, so have to go back and track the entity again

Ali K.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Enterprise website management platform for organization’s with lot of data

Reviewed on 2021/02/18

In the few years that we have been working with various CMSs, Contentful has been very successful ...

In the few years that we have been working with various CMSs, Contentful has been very successful and one of the safest and most well-designed decisions is being made for your organization. They are both safe and have a great status.

Pros

I like Single Sign-On for easy and secure access of team members, It is also a great platform when you’ve got a lot of content and data for your organization and need a professional platform for categorizing your data in the shortest time. GraphsQL is great, and at last, Contentful is user-friendly and easy to understand for newbies.

Cons

Because a team is working on a project in a short amount of time and maybe working two or three shifts to edit the content of several people, a more professional and secure log is needed to record all events in detail.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

Very inflexible when it comes to styling changes, use only if you have plenty of engineers

Reviewed on 2017/04/01

Pros

It is impossible for users to create elements that are totally out of line with the corporate design. Contentful also loads faster than many other CMS.

Cons

There isn't much I like about Contentful. It is impossible to copy entire pages without a lot of effort, which makes it very time-consuming to create new pages. While you can re-use existing elements, the problem is that if you change them, they are changed everywhere, and there is no way to just copy an element in order to use it as a new element (i.e., changes you make to it don't affect the element you copied).

As others have mentioned before, it sometimes takes a quarter of an hour for changes you made to appear on the preview pages, which is just painful (Wordpress is pretty much instant). But by far the biggest pain is that there is no way for the user to simply access the CSS. We have to go back to our engineering team for every little tweak we want, even if it is just the padding of an element or the alignment of a certain style of text.

Another issue I have is that it is hard to figure out where on a new page you are while you are editing it. Unlike Wordpress, where you can see the overall structure of your page elements clearly on an overview page, you can only see the rows of the page on the overview in Contentful - you have no idea what the structure inside each row looks like until you click on it. That means you're getting disorientated quite quickly as to where you need to click to edit element X of the page.

Overall, I find Contentful terrible to use. It has a few benefits, but at least from a content management user experience those don't outweigh the significant downsides at all.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Contentful - Best CMS

Reviewed on 2021/02/04

Overall i can say best experience.I can highly recommend this to everyone.

Overall i can say best experience.I can highly recommend this to everyone.

Pros

I have used contentful from past 2.8 years and it is the best CMS.We can do content modelling easily as per the project requirement and add the data in the content is also easy.Any one can learn easily.There are localisation also which helps us to do multiple localisation project data entering insertion in one project space.Also we can provide the user roles as per the need.

Cons

One thing which i want to highlight is when we want to copy one space to another space the locales should be same than only we can clone the data.So this should be more user friendly as sometimes we cant change the locales if we have started working in some other locale and than want to copy the data from some other space.

Brent A.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for Free Trial
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

An Excellent CMS

Reviewed on 2020/04/30

Overall I find it a delight to work with. Highly recommended.

Overall I find it a delight to work with. Highly recommended.

Pros

I love all the following: the Infrastructure as Code that allows me to define my models through software, the SDK that allows me to load or update content via automation, the apps that allow webhook integrations such as with Gatsby, Netlify and Github. Finally, I love that it is a SaaS offering where data backups and DB upgrades are not my problem!

Cons

Thee free tier allows me to make two CMS systems. It would be nice if the free tier offered, say, up to five. The first paid for tier feels pricey if all I need was simply that third "not-free" CMS. It would be great if they had a "per CMS" paid tier that allowed a third, fourth, fifth CMS (etc.) at $3.95/month each...or something like that.

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Contentful offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$489,00/month
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Contentful has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

Contentful supports the following languages:

English

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Contentful integrates with the following applications:

Algolia, Bitbucket, Brandfolder, Bynder, CircleCI, Cloudinary, Dropbox Business, Elasticsearch, Frontify, GitLab, Google Analytics, Google Cloud Platform, Heroku, Jira, Mailgun, Optimizely, Shopify, Slack, Smartling, Travis CI, Twilio Voice, Typeform

Contentful offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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