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Contentful product overview

Price starts from

489

Per month

Per Feature

What is Contentful?

Contentful, the leading content platform for digital-first business, helps over 30% of the Fortune 500 and thousands of brands around the world create and manage digital experiences for their customers across any channel. It enables greater speed and scale than traditional CMS solutions. Contentful unifies content in a single hub, structures it for use in any digital channel, and integrates seamlessly with hundreds of other tools through open APIs. With Contentful, you can bring your content anywhere using our APIs, completely customize your content structure all while using your preferred programming languages and frameworks. Companies such as Siemens, Plaid, Goodrx, Intercom, Notion, Staples and many others rely on Contentful’s platform.

Key benefits of using 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.

- Platform agnostic headless CMS
- GraphQL and REST APIs
- Fast delivery with global CDNs
- Images API
- Language and framework agnostic
- Extensible web interface
- CI/CD-ready
- Flexible data
- App Marketplace integrations
- App Framework for building your own
- Scheduled publishing, teams, tasks & comments
Localization with fallbacks

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

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

Training options

In Person
Webinars
Documentation
Live Online
Videos

Contentful pricing information

Value for money

4.2

/5

53

Starting from

489

Per month

Per Feature

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Contentful features

Functionality

4.3

/5

53

Total features

56

8 categories

Most valued features by users

API
Third Party Integrations
Customizable Templates
Alerts/Notifications
Content Management
Template Management
Activity Tracking
Multi-Channel Marketing

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Contentful users reviews

Overall Rating

4.4

/5

53

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.22/10
Rating distribution

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Pros
I have worked with a number of different CMS platforms but I like Contentful for its ease of use and scalability. It can help you manage large amounts of data with minimal effort.
It has a good balance of cost and features. Their API is feature rich allowing us to extend Contentful and tightly integrate it with our systems.
Once I integrated contentful in my project, it was really easy to use and I think it's very useful and powerful.
Cons
There are aspects that are difficult, and sometimes hard to keep tabs on what is active and hard to back track if something does go wrong.
Frustrating, being treated like an imbecile with over simplified explanations of content types which still don't answer the question.
The worst negative could be that there are some cross sale situations where you may feel obliged to purchase a plugin to work with your content.

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Felix P.

Accounting, 1-10 employees

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Very innovative solution for Composable Content

Reviewed a month ago

Overall, I am extremely happy with our decision to use Contentful as our CMS. It has proven to be a powerful and flexible platform that has helped us to create, manage, and publish our digital content more effectively.

Pros

I recently started using Contentful as my company's content management system, and I have been extremely impressed with the platform's capabilities. One of the standout features for me has been the flexible content modeling. With Contentful, it's easy to create custom content types and fields, which has been a huge help in managing our structured content. The multiple language support has also been...

Cons

As a small business owner, I was initially excited to try out Contentful as our company's content management system. However, I have to admit that I've been somewhat disappointed with the platform. While it does offer a wide range of features, I've found it to be quite complex and difficult to use, especially for someone like me who is new to content management systems. The learning curve has been...

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Ali K.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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

Reviewed 2 years ago

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.

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Financial Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend1/10

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

Reviewed 6 years ago
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...

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Cesar M.

Internet, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Feature rich, dense and mature but watch out for the hidden quirks!

Reviewed 9 months ago

Feature rich, dense and feels mature. Still, the "not so great bits" of Contentful ended up being deal breakers and made us switch to other options on the market.

Pros

For editors and copywriters the experience was intuitive enough. All I can recall are some complaints about the asset picker. For developers, I loved that there's a certification exam and a curriculum. https://www.contentful.com/help/contentful-certification/ I did the exam and that helped me structure our projects in a way that reduced development complexity – and by extension, development costs for our clients. Other developers in our company who also took it share the same feeling.

Cons

The limits on how many content types you can have on a space. https://www.contentful.com/developers/docs/technical-limits/ Unless you're running the enterprise plan, chances are your team will quickly run out of content types. This makes working with a "component" based approach painful. For instance, if you wish to port an existing design system on a 1:1 mapping and don't have the enterprise plan you'll quickly run out of components. This was the case for one of our projects and it meant the development team had to prioritise which content types were actually critical enough to create – this frustrated both developers and the content team.

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Brent A.

Information Technology and Services, self-employed

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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An Excellent CMS

Reviewed 3 years ago

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.

Contentful FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does Contentful offer?

Contentful has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $489.00/month
Pricing model: Free, Subscription
Free Trial: Available | (No Credit Card required)


Q. Who are the typical users of Contentful?

Contentful has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business

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Q. What languages does Contentful support?

Contentful supports the following languages:
English

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Q. Does Contentful offer an API?

Yes, Contentful has an API available for use.

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Q. What other apps does Contentful integrate with?

Contentful integrates with the following applications:
Google Analytics 360, Dropbox Business, Jira, CircleCI, Travis CI, GitLab, Brandfolder, Elastic Stack, Smartling, Cloudinary, Frontify, Slack, Typeform, Algolia, Bynder, Bitbucket, Google Cloud, Mailgun, Heroku, Twilio, Shopify

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Q. What level of support does Contentful offer?

Contentful offers the following support options:
FAQs/Forum, Email/Help Desk, 24/7 (Live rep), Knowledge Base, Chat

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