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What is Contentful?

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.
Contentful is a tool in the Cloud Content Management System category of a tech stack.

Who uses Contentful?

Companies
344 companies reportedly use Contentful in their tech stacks, including Segment, Frontend, and Affirm.

Developers
359 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Contentful.

Contentful Integrations

Slack, Google Analytics, GitLab, Jira, and Bitbucket are some of the popular tools that integrate with Contentful. Here's a list of all 45 tools that integrate with Contentful.
Pros of Contentful
30
API-based cms
17
Much better than WordPress
11
Simple and customizable
4
Images API
3
Free for small projects
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Extensible dashboard UI
1
Super simple to integrate
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Managed Service
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Tag Manager like UI
Decisions about Contentful

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Contentful in their tech stack.

Nash Nziramasanga
Software Developer at Billow Software · | 3 upvotes · 59.2K views
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SanitySanityContentfulContentfulNext.jsNext.js

Im building a simple portfolio website using Next.js and all the content is static, what's the best between Contentful and Sanity.

I really like the self-hosting and custom layout with sanity however I don't think time customizing is worth it anymore.

Any thoughts

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Piotr Brudny

I am building a POC in Next.js. I usually use CRA+ MobX + Contentful, but this time I want to give a try to Next and GraphQL. Any suggestions on what tool to use for state management/content management? I am looking for a modern and quick to implement solution.

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ContentfulContentfulFirebaseFirebase

Hi. I am gonna build a simple app for a company to ease their work. The company is sending out pdf files to their users' email. The data is a health analysis with a lot of different health values. The app should be an MVP, where users can watch their data instead of opening a pdf file. The company should be able to fill in the data in either Firebase or Contentful database. Is Contentful or Firebase best for this solution? What is your opinion?

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Hanna Rosenfeld

Hi,

for my last project, my client wanted a CMS to edit basically the entire webpage. I used Netlify CMS for this, but I ran into a lot of issues. I am not sure if CMSs are just hard in general.

What matters to me is pricing (ideally free forever) and that the CMS is easy to use and SIMPLE.

Is Storyblok better than NetlifyCMS? Or should I try Contentful?

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Contentful's Features

  • 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

Contentful Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Contentful?
Wine
It is a free and open-source compatibility layer that aims to allow computer programs developed for Microsoft Windows to run on Unix-like operating systems. Wine also provides a software library, known as Winelib, against which developers can compile Windows applications to help port them to Unix-like systems.
WordPress
The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.
Netlify
Netlify is smart enough to process your site and make sure all assets gets optimized and served with perfect caching-headers from a cookie-less domain. We make sure your HTML is served straight from our CDN edge nodes without any round-trip to our backend servers and are the only ones to give you instant cache invalidation when you push a new deploy. Netlify is also the only static hosting service with integrated continuous deployment.
Strapi
Strapi is100% JavaScript, extensible, and fully customizable. It enables developers to build projects faster by providing a customizable API out of the box and giving them the freedom to use the their favorite tools.
Drupal
Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world.
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Contentful's Followers
837 developers follow Contentful to keep up with related blogs and decisions.