Contentful Features

Contentful

API-first Content Management System

4.45/5 (42 reviews)

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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Approval Process Control
Archiving & Retention
Asset Management
Audio File Management
Collaboration Tools
Configurable Workflow
Content Library
Content Management
Content Publishing Options
Customizable Fields
Customizable Templates
Data Synchronization
De-Coupled Front & Back Ends
Digital Asset Management
Document Classification
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop
Electronic Forms
File Management
File Sharing
Filtering
For Developers
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Full Text Search
Image Editing
Information Governance
Metadata Management
Mobile Access
Multi-Channel Marketing
Multi-Language
Offline Access
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Role-Based Permissions
Rules-Based Workflow
SDKs
Search/Filter
Secure Data Storage
Single Sign On
Tagging
Task Management
Text Editing
Third Party Integrations
User Management
Version Control
Video Support
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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Approval Process Control
Archiving & Retention
Asset Management
Audio File Management
Collaboration Tools
Configurable Workflow
Content Library
Content Management
Content Publishing Options
Customizable Fields
Customizable Templates
Data Synchronization
De-Coupled Front & Back Ends
Digital Asset Management
Document Classification
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop
Electronic Forms
File Management
File Sharing
Filtering
For Developers
For Marketers
Full Text Search
Image Editing
Information Governance
Metadata Management
Mobile Access
Multi-Channel Marketing
Multi-Language
Offline Access
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Role-Based Permissions
Rules-Based Workflow
SDKs
Search/Filter
Secure Data Storage
Single Sign On
Tagging
Task Management
Text Editing
Third Party Integrations
User Management
Version Control
Video Support
Workflow Management
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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Approval Process Control
Archiving & Retention
Asset Management
Audio File Management
Collaboration Tools
Configurable Workflow
Content Library
Content Management
Content Publishing Options
Customizable Fields
Customizable Templates
Data Synchronization
De-Coupled Front & Back Ends
Digital Asset Management
Document Classification
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop
Electronic Forms
File Management
File Sharing
Filtering
For Developers
For Marketers
Full Text Search
Image Editing
Information Governance
Metadata Management
Mobile Access
Multi-Channel Marketing
Multi-Language
Offline Access
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Role-Based Permissions
Rules-Based Workflow
SDKs
Search/Filter
Secure Data Storage
Single Sign On
Tagging
Task Management
Text Editing
Third Party Integrations
User Management
Version Control
Video Support
Workflow Management
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Contentful Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Contentful's features:

Karan S.

Great productivity product

2018-08-21

We've been using this product for a couple of projects now - glad to mention we're a happy customer :) Recommend this to everyone who wants to create a flexible CMS powered web application.

Pros

- Flexibility - Easy to use - Easy to locate content - wide variety of filters and search - Previews and webhooks are ++

Cons

- The product is a bit slow to use - Content State management could be improved - meaning when I delete a linked content, it sometimes leads to unexpected issues

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Andy B.

Good for scalability, advanced validation would be a great next feature.

2019-10-16

Easily got content libraries up and running, good API for pulling content into other platforms.

Pros

Easy API Integration, good search and filter with customisable columns, comments from other users, different content models rollback and version ability.

Cons

Custom Validation didn't allow us to cross compare fields, different user levels is only available on higher plans.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Kevin C.

A great CMS

2019-12-06

Overall, Contenful is a great content management system that's easy to use, secure, and scalable.

Pros

- Contentful is exceptionally easy to use for engineers and non-engineers alike

Cons

Previewing content prior to publication is limited.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Courtney H.

CMS solution that lets you publish content simply and easily

2018-08-09

Pros

Contentful is a content management system solution which has a great API focus and allows us to develop our own data relationships and data structure.

Cons

When I contacted support, they reviewed and tested it but they said it might just be a plugin issue.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Brandon Z.

Contentful is useful and wonderful

2018-12-12

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jashar A.

Easy to implement and powerful tool to manage content.

2020-06-11

Easy adding any media. Love the ability of customizing modules.

Pros

Very flexible tool when creating and managing content models.

Cons

All good so far with the performance of the tool.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Pharmaceuticals company, 11-50 employees)

Good Value

2018-11-20

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.

Cons

There is no true support for branching and merging of content. The 'sandbox' environment is helpful, but we have had to build our own custom scripts and processes to simulate branch and merge.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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JJ F.

Great for developers, great for non-developers

2018-02-14

Pros

I love the ability to completely customize the content types so that the editors are only able to edit exactly what you allow them to.

Cons

Since I use JAMStack static site generation I don't need a ton of API calls per month, however I would love to add users, locales and per-user permissions.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Andrew F.

So long, WordPress! Welcome to the future of nimble web development!

2018-09-18

The free developer plan is amazing, and overall Contentful has made my life SO MUCH BETTER. I no longer have to worry about updates, databases, or clients breaking their sites.

Pros

The UI of Contentful is superb in its own right, but especially when compared to other similar CMS interfaces.

Cons

Modeling content can be tricky at first, especially since you can't have differing fields within a content type.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Luke J.

Technically rich, very solid headless CMS.

2018-05-18

Helping us build a new platform

Pros

We're going to be integrating it in several upcoming projects.

Cons

It is much better for new projects than for legacy ones, as importing prior content is very painful - there is some tooling for it, but it can still be pretty complex.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Jan P.

Verified Reviewer

Content Management done right.

2014-07-15

By accident I found Contentful and their API focused CMS.

Pros

API. Sync endpoint.

Source: GetApp
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Mohamd E.

All about Contentful

2019-02-09

I like to recommend you to use Contentful, because it is user friendly, and more professional in developing your projects.

Pros

Best API capabilities.

Cons

I'm really satisfied with Contentful, but the interface can be improved to the best.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 1001-5000 employees)

Preferrable for content management

2020-12-27

You can create content very fastly even if you don't familiar with coding.

Pros

It is taking almost a minute to build a sample project. UI is simple that can create and edit your content without drowning in the ugly menus.

Cons

Besides, the documentation for API structured complex and not enough.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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John M.

The best option for a headless CMS

2018-04-03

Pros

You can build your content model and control your input with easy validation (min/max/regex) and even dependencies on other models.

Cons

I also get frustrated when I make an existing field that is required and there is no notification that the content doesn't match the new criteria.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Brent A.

An Excellent CMS

2020-04-30

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.

Cons

The first paid for tier feels pricey if all I need was simply that third "not-free" CMS.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ketan M.

Contentful is so easy to use and integrate. I had my website up and running in no time!

2018-06-13

Pros

The fact you can create your own data structure and data relationships is so useful and enables complete flexibility within projects.

Cons

That it hasn't got anything that really annoys me :-) But, it could do with a better dashboard or something rather than the current "Space home" page.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Ali K.

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

2021-02-18

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.

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.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Internet company, 51-200 employees)

Takes some time to get working with it

2019-02-24

We use Contentful to manage content on more than 10 websites in multiple languages.

Pros

It helps us managing content in many different languages in one place.

Cons

Sometimes you lose track of where you are in all those layers.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Christian S.

Great as a mobile backend for our apps.

2015-03-25

Pro: + great API capabilities + cool features for mobile network constrained app experience + fast Con: - Editor could be prettier - App has sometimes glitches in Firefox (Chrome and Safari work fine)

Rating breakdown

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Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Response from Contentful


The web app/UI is currently undergoing a big revision, so stay tuned for a great UX and task completion oriented edior.

We will review the Firefox issues. Though our testing so far has shown nothing. MIght also be a plugin issue.

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Ben B.

Make new pages for your custom front end, without being a developer

2019-07-29

Content makes me feel like a web developer without knowing how to code.

Pros

With that said, Contentful makes me feel like one, as it allows me to create new pages for my company website easily, without infringing our standardized UI and UX. The biggest benefit of Contentful for my team is that it has allowed our web developer to focus on larger initiatives, while handing the power to create high-quality, visually-appealing web pages.

Cons

That said, it makes our lives so much easier now that we have it.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Adrian N.

Review Contentful

2020-10-19

I'm enjoying while developing

Pros

Once I integrated contentful in my project, it was really easy to use and I think it's very useful and powerful.

Cons

Some parts of the integration were a little bit difficult.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Consumer Goods company, 201-500 employees)

Content with Contentful

2019-02-17

Overall my experience has been good. Once I got a rough tutorial I had a pretty good handle of how to use it. There are still aspects I don't know how to use, but of what I do know its pretty fun website creator

Pros

I like how easy and quick it is to use.

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

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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David K.

Incredible content management system

2020-04-06

Pros

Contentful is a fantastic tool for writing and managing content. It makes it easy to edit content dynamically.

Cons

Nothing. It's tremendous. Takes a bit of time to learn how it works (like any new software).

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 201-500 employees)

Easy to use and fills all our needs

2019-04-12

Pros

Once you get the building blocks and templates in place then anyone can make a landing page.

Cons

I don't have any complaints, they have met all our needs.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
Chief Marketing Officer & Co-Founder UK (Financial Services company, 11-50 employees)
Verified Reviewer

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

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

It has a few benefits, but at least from a content management user experience those don't outweigh the significant downsides at all.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

1/10
Source: GetApp
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