Contentful

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3.8 out of 5 stars

Contentful is a flexible and future-friendly content platform that helps editors to manage and developers to serve content into mobile or web applications.

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Contentful review by <span>Leslie A.</span>
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Excellent for non developers

What do you like best?

Contentful has provided me with excellent customization features. This has helped me in cases where I have to forward a set template to my teaching assistants to work further onto it because I set the permission and they can only edit what I want them to.

What do you dislike?

It is not easy to upload images at all, especially when it comes to adding multiple images. It is also not easy to tell when the content will actually be published or how it will appear as it is altered at times.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Not sure if I would recommend this. The solution would be helpful for simpler cases but for complex design patterns, I do not find it the best.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used it to manage projects for my students and TAs, and send out materials for them to further work on. This is a pretty straight forward software but also has a lot of glitches.

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Contentful review by <span>Tyler R.</span>
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Useful GUI for a web site data model

What do you like best?

Straightforward interface that is easy for most any team member to use when needed.

What do you dislike?

Markdown text is difficult to read when trying to edit within the GUI. Not awful, but can be tiresome after awhile.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Contentful is great if you have what seems to be a special case for data management relative to a web app. We're able to implement any programming language, and that would be a pain with some other CMS options. Our data is intricate and the web app is only used by about 350 users per month, so we'll see how it does @ scale.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Contentful to house our database model and objects. It stores our content, easily delivers info to JSON files, and hooks into S3. Pretty simple to make updates, but, for the complexity of our web app, we have to do a lot of backend work that, often, needs a person to go through and update.

However, we developed an API that syncs content from 3rd party documents that now updates our Contentful instance when content areas are unequal. Definitely useful in that way.

TLDR: Contenful is simple for most end users to get the basics, advanced for developers to use for data models, and delivers data to JSON and servers quickly and efficiently.

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Contentful review by <span>Vladimir K.</span>
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Sleek to use and really flexible to configure

What do you like best?

The flexibility of configuration, one can say there is real freedom of shape around your data. O also like their pay-as-you-expand mechanics. They give a pretty reasonable free usage limit and you can gradually expand beyond that with small monthly fees. If not for that - we'd probably won't buy the typical tiers. In the sense that we manage sites content and application content there. If it was not for the flexible pricing for sure, we might end up writing custom code and database for the storage. But here the value/price is balanced.

What do you dislike?

Search and slicing the significant number of content pieces is pretty nasty, but they are continually tackling and improving that stuff.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We manage three websites data and some parts of our application content there. We were able to provide Marketing team with the easy interface to maintain and build the site. At the same time, we were able to keep design consistency because they can add only the content.

Contentful review by <span>Samantha O.</span>
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Easy to Use

What do you like best?

It loads pretty quickly and the API capabilities are also pretty good. I like that it is pretty straightforward and flexible. It is a good CMS system to use if you want to work on multiple platforms.

What do you dislike?

No feature to see the overall page structure of the page elements, so there is no way to check the structure of the content inside each row.

It takes a long time to upload changes or even make copies of entire pages. Not a big fan of it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's definitely not the best solution out there so make sure to give it a go during the trial period

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have used it to manage our projects and compare different work solutions. It is straightforward to use and easy to set up, through just your github or gmail account. It has also made syncing out to clients pretty easy.

Contentful review by Administrator
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Impressive Headless CMS Service

What do you like best?

Extensive feature set, good documentation

What do you dislike?

Some technical challenges when integrating

Recommendations to others considering the product

Impressive headless CMS service with good tooling for technical integration with many languages and platforms. User facing interface for managing content is clear and easy to use. Documentation is thorough and support is responsive and friendly. Recommended.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My business has a new website with its content managed by Contentful. Contentful's service has given us the freedom to use our preferred tools and platforms to build the website, while taking away the headaches of creating our own CMS or using a tightly integrated 3rd party CMS.

Content is managed by a number of different people with varying technical skills. The clarity and simplicity of the Contentful features and interfaces makes it straight forward to maintain our content and train new staff in how to do so. In addition, the fine grained user permissions and roles allow us to restrict editing of specific content to certain trusted users. This was a key requirement for us.

From a technical perspective, after initial trial and error and some hiccups, the integration and tooling provided by Contentful helped us get up and running quickly. Contentful's documentation is very thorough and their support very responsive, so any issues we had were quickly resolved.

I would happily recommend Contentful to businesses looking for a powerful and flexible CMS solution.

Contentful review by <span>Mikeala W.</span>
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Great to publish training modules

What do you like best?

It is very easy to customize and collaborate on this platform to generate creative content. Good WYSIWYG interface. I love the JSON support to back the data as well.

What do you dislike?

Very bad functionality to be able to edit and re-upload the pre-existing content. The templates are limited and it has a very basic editor.

For the features provides, it's extremely expensive and buggy.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Although they have a good ideology and layout, I feel that the whole software just needs a bit of overall help.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used to to generate training modules for new employees. It has helped us in reaching out to them by making the process easier and has made the content more interesting.

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