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Q. What type of pricing plans does Contentful offer?

Contentful has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $300.00/month
Pricing model: Free, Subscription
Free Trial: Available

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Q. Who are the typical users of Contentful?

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


Q. What languages does Contentful support?

Contentful supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does Contentful offer an API?

Yes, Contentful has an API available for use.


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, Emporix, Slack, Typeform, Algolia, Bynder, Bitbucket, Google Cloud, Mailgun, Heroku, commercetools, Twilio, BigCommerce, Shopify


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

Contentful product overview

Price starts from

300

Per month

Per Feature

What is Contentful?

The Contentful® Composable Content Platform brings the building blocks of content together to create once and reuse for any digital experience. The API-first platform integrates easily with data sources and new functionality as digital experiences and technology evolve. With built-in orchestration, a robust app ecosystem, and app framework to easily extend the platform, Contentful frees teams across the business to work together to connect, create, and extend content more efficiently. Contentful helps companies unlock the power of digital content so they can build faster and deliver at scale, making their content a strategic business asset. Nearly 30% of the Fortune 500 and thousands of companies around the world rely on Contentful to help them bring their best ideas to life. For more information, visit www.contentful.com.

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

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Total features

56

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Most valued features by users

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Contentful users reviews

Overall Rating

4.5

/5

58

Positive reviews

91

%

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.25/10
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Pros
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.
Once your projet is set up, all is easy to use and allow user to contribute without IT knowledge. All contents provided are really good for all type of projet.
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 2 years 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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Richard G.

Telecommunications, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Contentful helps you with content for a long time

Reviewed a year ago

Using Contentful Content Platform simplifies and provides quality for your content. It is a platform that can help you if you need to write a lot of content over a long time. The benefits of using Contentful Content Platform are that, if you need it, you can save a lot of writing time and help the quality and quantity of the content you write.

Pros

Save time and money when writing content. Contentful Platform can help your business or website save money with the right plan. It has many benefits over bulk writing, and you can use it to write content quickly with quality and quantity. The best place to create high-quality paper and editing work fast is Contentful. In addition, Contentful helps you organize content conveniently and can save time by preventing you from searching for content whenever you need to edit or add new content.

Cons

Contentful Platform is priced high monthly, and the free version has limited features. As a beginner, learning the material can be challenging. Contentful also has limitations on accessing content from others who wish to use it. Still, it is an excellent service for large teams or businesses that must write a lot of content quickly, easily, and well.

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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 7 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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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 3 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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Brent A.

Information Technology and Services, self-employed

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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An Excellent CMS

Reviewed 4 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.

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