Beoordeeld op 13-6-2019
Contentful is an agile 'CMS' and overall easy to work with
Opmerkingen: I can create a small site without bothering with a traditional CMS and allow the client to access important text copy and the same content could be repurposed for another platform, which is good to know for the future.
Pluspunten: I should clarify that I am speaking from the perspective of a developer so I can't vouch for the experiences of a content contributor. As a developer, I really appreciate being pointed in the right direction with their Gatsby starter kit and Netlify. This has been a great intro into the trend of static react based sites and I love it so far. I will try to stay focused on Contentful though. As someone very familiar with the traditional LAMP stack CMS world, I appreciate that they try to keep CMS best practices and dispense with the countless technical issues plaguing the old school approach. I have only used it for a small site though, but I am psyched to try it out with a larger project to really use it to its best potential.
Minpunten: I was going to say that it is totally painless, but there are some adaptation pains involved. If, like me, you just jump right in with a Gatsby Starter Kit, you may do some newbie things here and there. But I never really got stuck or blocked, and always learned when going back to improve something. Like I said, I haven't dug deep enough to have had a real issue. The worst negative could be that there are some cross sale situations where you may feel obliged to purchase a plugin to work with your content. I don't know if I can really fault a business on this though. Depending on your dev skills, you can always figure out a way to get your Contentful content to work without necessarily buying a shortcut from a third party.
Beoordeeld op 1-4-2017
Very inflexible when it comes to styling changes, use only if you have plenty of engineers
Pluspunten: 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.
Minpunten: 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.
Beoordeeld op 3-4-2018
The best option for a headless CMS
Pluspunten: It is truly cloud-first for a headless approach. You can build your content model and control your input with easy validation (min/max/regex) and even dependencies on other models. It is truly headless and integration with node, react, asp.net, and php have all been relatively easy. Node was definitely the easiest integration.
Minpunten: I would have said migration between environments, but they recently released a solution for that. I haven't verified it but I'm excited about it. I think the other thing is dealing with deleted fields, it makes it a bit challenging that you have to remove it from view and then delete it to make sure it won't break the existing model. 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.
Beoordeeld op 12-12-2018
Contentful is useful and wonderful
Opmerkingen: I'd like to recommand contentful as it is easy to use, and easy to config store data for develop a project.
Pluspunten: stable, friendly configuration, data structure is clear, and have api auto configuration
Minpunten: 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
Beoordeeld op 9-8-2018
CMS solution that lets you publish content simply and easily
Pluspunten: 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. It provides us complete flexibility within projects and gives us the capacity to distribute to different types of platforms with less hassle. The user interface is straightforward and really simplifies the process for our backend system.
Minpunten: When used in Firefox browser, there are some occasional glitches. However, it works perfectly well in Chrome and Safari, so it’s not really a big problem. When I contacted support, they reviewed and tested it but they said it might just be a plugin issue.
Beoordeeld op 18-9-2018
So long, WordPress! Welcome to the future of nimble web development!
Opmerkingen: 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.
Pluspunten: The UI of Contentful is superb in its own right, but especially when compared to other similar CMS interfaces. Everything is laid out neatly, and it's easy to sort and edit your content. When paired with a static site generator like Gatsby, Contentful is WAY more safe, dependable, and low-maintenance than WordPress (which I'm sad to say, after being a WP dev for years, is a complete mess).
Minpunten: Modeling content can be tricky at first, especially since you can't have differing fields within a content type. But once you understand the general concept of "referencing," it becomes quite easy and even enjoyable to structure nested and/or complex data.
Beoordeeld op 9-2-2019
All about Contentful
Opmerkingen: I like to recommend you to use Contentful, because it is user friendly, and more professional in developing your projects.
The user interface of Contentful is great in comparison to the other sites.
The user interface is easy to use.
It is very easy to locate content.
Best API capabilities.
Minpunten: I'm really satisfied with Contentful, but the interface can be improved to the best.
Beoordeeld op 14-2-2018
Great for developers, great for non-developers
Pluspunten: 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.
Minpunten: I would love more customizable paid plans. 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.
Beoordeeld op 24-2-2019
Takes some time to get working with it
Opmerkingen: We use Contentful to manage content on more than 10 websites in multiple languages.
Pluspunten: The layout is clean. It helps us managing content in many different languages in one place.
Minpunten: It took me quite some time to figure out how Contentful works with all kind of layers in translations, products, pages and attributes. Sometimes you lose track of where you are in all those layers. Another thing is that it sometimes takes a long time for updates to go through the publishing queue. Especially when more people are working on it at the same time.
Beoordeeld op 15-7-2014
Content Management done right.
Opmerkingen: 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.
Beoordeeld op 4-7-2018
I've used Contentful to develop the project of a corporate website.
Opmerkingen: A fast, rich and 100% reliable development experience.
Contentful offers number of useful features and it's incredibly smart and simple to use.
I also appreciated the great discussion I had with one of Contentful main programmer on Github : it helped me to go way beyond my expectations for a CMS.
Minpunten: There could be one more step in pricing for small projects like the one I often deal with. I can't really find any reproach.
Beoordeeld op 13-6-2018
Contentful is so easy to use and integrate. I had my website up and running in no time!
Pluspunten: The ease of use and functionality, paired with a great user interface. The fact you can create your own data structure and data relationships is so useful and enables complete flexibility within projects.
Minpunten: 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.
Beoordeeld op 21-7-2015
The perfect solution if you're looking for a flexibel CMS for your projects
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.
Beoordeeld op 12-10-2016
Opmerkingen: 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.
Minpunten: 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
Beoordeeld op 12-4-2019
Easy to use and fills all our needs
Pluspunten: Once you get the building blocks and templates in place then anyone can make a landing page.
Minpunten: I don't have any complaints, they have met all our needs.
Beoordeeld op 25-3-2015
Great as a mobile backend for our apps.
+ 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)
Antwoord van de leverancier
van Contentful op 26-3-2015
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.
Beoordeeld op 17-2-2019
Content with Contentful
Opmerkingen: 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
Pluspunten: I like how easy and quick it is to use. There are some things that are bit difficult, but for the most part its very simple and a great way to run a website.
Minpunten: 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
Beoordeeld op 21-8-2018
Great productivity product
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.
- Easy to use
- Easy to locate content - wide variety of filters and search
- Previews and webhooks are ++
- 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
Beoordeeld op 18-5-2018
Technically rich, very solid headless CMS.
Opmerkingen: Helping us build a new platform
Pluspunten: I found Contentful to have strong technical quality, it was easy to get started, and had a pretty quick learning curve. We're going to be integrating it in several upcoming projects.
Minpunten: 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.
Beoordeeld op 20-11-2018
Pluspunten: 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.
Minpunten: 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.