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Contentful vs WordPress: What are the differences?

What is Contentful? Manage content once, publish it anywhere. Contentful is a flexible and future-friendly content platform that helps editors to manage and developers to serve content into mobile or web applications. Using Contentful, editors collaborate on content interactively in an easy-to-use editing interface, while developers use the content with the programming language and templating frameworks of their choice.

What is WordPress? A semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. 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.

Contentful and WordPress are primarily classified as "Cloud Content Management System" and "Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Contentful are:

  • Cloud-based
  • Live collaboration
  • Media & files

On the other hand, WordPress provides the following key features:

  • Flexibility
  • Publishing Tools
  • User Management

"API-based cms" is the primary reason why developers consider Contentful over the competitors, whereas "Customizable" was stated as the key factor in picking WordPress.

WordPress is an open source tool with 12.6K GitHub stars and 7.64K GitHub forks. Here's a link to WordPress's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, WordPress has a broader approval, being mentioned in 5281 company stacks & 1353 developers stacks; compared to Contentful, which is listed in 38 company stacks and 21 developer stacks.

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What is Contentful?

Contentful is a flexible and future-friendly content platform that helps editors to manage and developers to serve content into mobile or web applications. Using Contentful, editors collaborate on content interactively in an easy-to-use editing interface, while developers use the content with the programming language and templating frameworks of their choice.

What is 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.
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What are some alternatives to Contentful and WordPress?
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.
prismic.io
Prismic is a Content Management System, a tool for editing online content, also known as a headless CMS, an API CMS, a content platform, a disruptive content-as-a-service digital experience.
Tipe
All your Apps have text and your developers don't want to manage it. Create and manage your text or assets with powerful editing tools and access it from anywhere with a GraphQL or REST API.
Sanity
Sanity is a headless, real-time CMS where the editor is an open source React-based construction kit and the backend is a graph-oriented cloud datastore with a globally distributed CDN.
GraphCMS
GraphCMS is a GraphQL Based Headless Content Management System. It lets you build a hosted GraphQL backend for your apps and gives you all the tools you need to manage your content.
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Reviews of Contentful and WordPress
Review ofContentfulContentful

After deciding to integrate an offline experience to our mobile shopping app Cash to Code I started looking at syncing solutions for mobile. Shouldn't be too hard to find something, many apps have to have this problem - or so I thought. Well, not that easy as it turned out. What was out there at that time was unfinished, limited or just broken. By accident I found Contentful and their API focused CMS.

Now some months later we are live in the app stores and I couldn't be happier how it all turned out. Yes, back then we couldn't just drop in a SDK an get all the sync functionality out of the box (I hear this is different now), but we just wrote it ourselves based on the great API documentation and the sync endpoint. We use the API to create our content on Contentful directly from our backend system, then it just gets synced to all the clients out there.

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Review ofWordPressWordPress

Wordpress is extremely easy to learn and implement. Although is it not as sexy for devs to work with it is by far the most cost effective way to get a dynamic website up and running with very little debugging.

It's great for: * Landing pages * Private Social Networks * Blogs - obviously ;) * News Networks * Member sites * Multilingual content

Review ofWordPressWordPress

well my cms is also wp and for a simple fitness blog/brand wordpress extends great help. Easy to use backend, easy plugins for seo. Recommended for freshies! I like this CMS. It is easy for use. I recommended them.

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Ladyboy Bunnies
Review ofWordPressWordPress

Wordpress is unparalleled, in terms of flexibility.

How developers use Contentful and WordPress
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Nuclear Networking uses WordPressWordPress

Denver SEO Expert is an online marketing and marketing technology company with locations in Atlanta, GA and Denver, CO. We boost marketing ROI up to 300% faster than competitors – delivering >4X – 5X returns. The company provides technical marketing services to B2B & B2C companies and marketing agencies. We are staffed by highly-trained individuals with backgrounds that include top-MBA business insight, U.S. government & military intelligence, secure coding and database management, engineering and Google algorithm analysis. Nuclear Networking supports companies ranging from startups to large enterprises. Approved Google Partners.

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Megan Morsie uses WordPressWordPress

I use WordPress to develop easy-to-maintain, dynamic sites for clients and at my job at KHM Travel Group. I also used WordPress to develop personal/project sites while at Bowling Green State University.

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Giftstarter uses WordPressWordPress

Wordpress is used for our blog and some of our content & landing pages, runs on a subdomain. We also use a custom Python proxy to bring in blog content to the primary domain (/blog).

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Web Dreams uses WordPressWordPress

I use word press when I need to deliver static websites in super short time. It’s easy, fast and can be used to create amazing single page sites for small to medium sized companies..

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ioi0 uses ContentfulContentful

Contentuful acts as a simple CMS for the end-user. A web hook is configured in a way that every time end-client updates any content on the platform - a new build is triggered.

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PromoCode Land uses WordPressWordPress

Promo Code Land Blog having latest and updated Promotional code, discount offers, online discount deals, coupon codes, one day sale update for USA and Canada.

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