Who Uses This Software?

We serve companies with a need to manage content across platforms. Our average client is a larger Enterprise (Nike, Disney, EA, Viacom, etc.), but we also have smaller clients on the cheaper plans.


Average Ratings

6 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 2 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 3 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $99.00/month
    See pricing details
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Contentful
  • www.contentful.com
  • Founded 2010
  • Germany

About Contentful

Contentful is the flexible and future-friendly content management platform that lets you easily publish content across platforms. Create content once and publish it beautifully anywhere! Editors manage content interactively in an easy-to-use editing interface, while developers deliver the content with the programming language and template framework of their choice. Our customers choose us because of the flexibility and stability of our content modelling and and content delivery. Give us a shot!


Contentful Features

  • Approval Process Control
  • Document Management
  • Indexing
  • Permission Management
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Rule Based Publishing
  • Search
  • SEO Management
  • Template Creation
  • Version Control

Contentful Reviews Recently Reviewed!

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

Apr 01, 2017
2/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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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 you copied). As others have mentioned before, it sometimes takes a quarter of an hour for changes you made to appear on the preview pages, which is just painful (Wordpress is pretty much instant). But by far the biggest pain is that there is no way for the user to simply access the CSS. We have to go back to our engineering team for every little tweak we want, even if it is just the padding of an element or the alignment of a certain style of text. Another issue I have is that it is hard to figure out where on a new page you are while you are editing it. Unlike Wordpress, where you can see the overall structure of your page elements clearly on an overview page, you can only see the rows of the page on the overview in Contentful - you have no idea what the structure inside each row looks like until you click on it. That means you're getting disorientated quite quickly as to where you need to click to edit element X of the page. Overall, I find Contentful terrible to use. It has a few benefits, but at least from a content management user experience those don't outweigh the significant downsides at all.

Contentful...

Oct 12, 2016
2/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: WYSIWYG interface is ok, but nothing crazy. Uploading images is a real pain and can only be done effectively (seo) by adding images one by one. How and when content appears when published is still a mystery to us. Technical limitations not mentioned, poor support.

Cons: Support says it all: "we only commit to offering community support in your current subscription plan". Even when you find-out your plan does not work. Check this post if you want to know more: http://bit.ly/2dWl5by

Recommendations to other buyers: I would not use this service again.

The perfect solution if you're looking for a flexibel CMS for your projects

Jul 21, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We choose Contentful for our project after comparing many other CMS solutions , whom all seemed to make the process more complicated rather than easier. Contentful on the other hand is a very flexible, straightforward and easy to implement backend system. It serves your data back in JSON which makes it perfect to connect any kind of frontend, without being limited by any predifined layout or formatting.
The CMS interface itself is also very easy to manage. You define your content-types, lay them out exactly how you want them, and, in our case, let the client do the rest.
All in all a perfect solution if you're looking for a flexibel and easy to use CMS system, and even more so when working with multiple platforms.

Great as a mobile backend for our apps.

Mar 25, 2015
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: 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)

Vendor Response

by Contentful on March 26, 2015

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.

Content Management done right.

Jul 15, 2014
5/5
Overall

Comments: 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.

Pros: API. Sync endpoint. People.

Mar 08, 2017
4/5
Overall