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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • DNN Platform ranks higher in 4 feature sets: Security, Platform & Infrastructure, Web Content Creation, Web Content Management

Security

9.0

Contentful

90%
10.0

DNN Platform

100%
DNN Platform ranks higher in 1/1 features

Role-based user permissions

9.0
90%
5 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Platform & Infrastructure

7.7

Contentful

77%
9.5

DNN Platform

95%
DNN Platform ranks higher in 2/2 features

API

7.0
70%
5 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Internationalization / multi-language

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Web Content Creation

7.2

Contentful

72%
8.6

DNN Platform

86%
DNN Platform ranks higher in 8/8 features

WYSIWYG editor

7.3
73%
4 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Code quality / cleanliness

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Admin section

8.0
80%
6 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Page templates

7.6
76%
4 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Library of website themes

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Mobile optimization / responsive design

7.2
72%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Publishing workflow

4.0
40%
6 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Form generator

7.0
70%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
4 Ratings

Web Content Management

6.9

Contentful

69%
8.6

DNN Platform

86%
DNN Platform ranks higher in 3/5 features

Content taxonomy

6.0
60%
5 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

SEO support

8.1
81%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Bulk management

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Availability / breadth of extensions

4.1
41%
4 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Community / comment management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • DNN Platform is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Contentful

80%
7 Ratings
9.0

DNN Platform

90%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Contentful

Contentful is well suited for folks who want a simple, clean, easy-to-use interface for a JAVASCRIPT website. If you do not want a javascript website you should look [elsewhere].
Jennifer Garcia | TrustRadius Reviewer

DNN Platform

DNN [Platform] is great for organizations of any size who wish to have a robust CMS to manage their site. DNN is not ideal for a small site that is better suited to a super easy to user interface such as Wix. DNN [Platform] is plenty strong enough for enterprises and large entities.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Contentful

  • Clean, modern interface (not clunky and outdated, like WordPress)
  • High degree of flexibility (I can structure data any way my clients need)
  • Enables headless frontend (i.e. I can build any frontend I want without having to change my CMS)
Andrew Folts | TrustRadius Reviewer

DNN Platform

  • Very easy to use CMS - Ease of use is paramount with CMS products to minimise on support calls. Also the template structure of pages ensures that content editors cannot inadvertently corrupt the layout of the page.
  • Powerful application framework - The existence of APIs for all functionality within the CMS provides limitless scope in terms of developing bespoke applications which sit within the CMS.
  • Commercially supported option available - For larger clients, the comfort factor of having a direct line to the developers of the application is a big selling point.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Contentful

  • The new Contentful "branches" feature looked promising (it appears to mirror a git-like repository) but it requires the CLI, which isn't necessarily practical for teams that aren't current CLI users. It would be nice if the management of this feature were available via the UI (without that it causes more confusion than anything).
  • The Contentful data modeling method makes for a bit of an awkward SDK developer experience in some strongly typed languages like Java. Most things that you might need can be accomplished, but it feels like the experience could be smoother.
  • It would be nice if there were a way to migrate data between spaces (e.g. from your staging space to production).
Eric Mason | TrustRadius Reviewer

DNN Platform

  • Out of the box, it has some modules, but not enough unless you do a paid version.
  • The support is a bit slow.
  • The menuing can be confusing and terms used a bit strange. which makes training difficult.
John Reitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Contentful

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Starting Price

$0

Contentful Editions & Modules

Edition
CommunityFree
Team489/month
EnterpriseCustom
  1. none
Additional Pricing Details

DNN Platform

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

DNN Platform Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Alternatives Considered

Contentful

Contentful offers a great deal of features for a relatively low price. This is what ended up persuading us to purchase it. We also gathered that this was one of the more well-rated products out there, which was encouraging. It definitely stacks up well against its competitors.
Nathan Richardson | TrustRadius Reviewer

DNN Platform

My experience with Joomla! was over six years ago so a lot could have changed. However, I prefer DNN over Joomla because DNN offers more modules and a better administration user interface.
Mike Bunce | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Contentful

  • Positive: faster changes and new associates can easily navigate without prior training/knowledge of CMS to make content updates
  • Negative: Our website manager/provider can keep certain abilities (like changing specific images) so they can charge a fee for making the change
Nathaly Sierra | TrustRadius Reviewer

DNN Platform

  • DNN helps us win bids on projects through the improvements the community has done over the past few years; we were ready to scrap it all together but it has made great strides
  • DNN's community has come back and is actively working to improve and expand the capabilities of the cms
  • on a negative note, the confusion between evoq and dnn has caused us headaches
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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