Contentful vs. Elementor

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Contentful
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Contentful is a cloud based CMS solution that provides the ability to manage content across multiple platforms.The editing interface allows for managing content interactively and provides developers the ability to deliver the content with the programming language and template framework of their choice.
$489
Elementor
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Elementor is a Wordpress page builder and creative toolkit from the company of the same name in Israel.
$49
per year
Pricing
ContentfulElementor
Editions & Modules
Team
489/month
Community
Free
Enterprise
Custom
Personal
$49.00
per year
Plus
$99.00
per year
Expert
$149.00
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ContentfulElementor
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
ContentfulElementor
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Contentful
8.0
9 Ratings
1% below category average
Elementor
5.7
17 Ratings
34% below category average
Role-based user permissions8.09 Ratings5.717 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Contentful
8.1
10 Ratings
5% above category average
Elementor
8.1
14 Ratings
5% above category average
API8.79 Ratings7.714 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language7.57 Ratings8.510 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Contentful
8.0
11 Ratings
5% above category average
Elementor
8.2
27 Ratings
8% above category average
WYSIWYG editor7.34 Ratings9.725 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness9.07 Ratings7.524 Ratings
Admin section8.79 Ratings8.825 Ratings
Page templates7.64 Ratings9.027 Ratings
Library of website themes7.52 Ratings8.523 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design8.26 Ratings8.627 Ratings
Publishing workflow8.510 Ratings7.023 Ratings
Form generator7.01 Ratings6.524 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Contentful
8.3
10 Ratings
12% above category average
Elementor
7.1
26 Ratings
3% below category average
Content taxonomy8.59 Ratings6.021 Ratings
SEO support7.78 Ratings7.721 Ratings
Bulk management7.76 Ratings5.619 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions8.77 Ratings9.022 Ratings
Community / comment management9.01 Ratings7.318 Ratings
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User Ratings
ContentfulElementor
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(11 ratings)
9.3
(27 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
2.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
ContentfulElementor
Likelihood to Recommend
Contentful
Well suited for our needs of multiple images for auto auctions from a variety of sellers. Pointing them to one platform is easier than attempting to use a variety of platforms as we were doing before (email, slack, Dropbox and Google Drive would randomly be used by a variety of employees )
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Elementor
I would recommend this for the ease of use and price. It is a good value for any website developer or designer to be able to create multiple websites a year with super simple coding. If you've got a way to speed up your website without using WP Rocket, then it's even better! I think this software is specifically made for someone with a coding background and would recommend that you have a background with Wordpress to make using this software even easier
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Pros
Contentful
  • Flexible. This CMS can be easily extended and provide access to dynamic content
  • Simple. The WYSWG is very easy to work with and identifying pages and content in the system is fairly easy
  • Clean Interface. The interface is clean and uncluttered keeping focus on the content and not other factors.
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Elementor
  • Easy to implement different sections of a page such as images, text blocks, forms etc.
  • There is a range of example pages available for you to change to suit your brand or to provide some inspiration
  • It is easy to add custom CSS (or similar)
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Cons
Contentful
  • Contentful uses "references" to allow you to build very modular content. If I have a "slider" content type, I can create a "slide" content type which references a "button" content type, and so forth. This works well, but I occasionally wish there was a better solution for one-off content, like a settings page. Currently, this is done for creating an entire content type called "settings" with a single entry. Not a big deal, but not ideal, either.
  • There are a few quirks with GatsbyJS integration, etc, but these issues are being fixed and improved upon very quickly.
  • A minor gripe, but Contentful does not have a way to organize fields within an entry. Entries with many fields are somewhat tiresome to scroll through.
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Elementor
  • More Enterprise Features would be nice
  • More integration with 3rd party form plugins like Gravity Forms
  • Sometimes it gets confusing working with template features like headers. Editing in one place may accidentally affect the entire site and it is not always clear.
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Usability
Contentful
No answers on this topic
Elementor
Elementor is one of those website builders that is really easy to get started with. The drag and drop features make it easy to create attractive and creative webpages for even the non-website designer. Some of the features available are not easy to find or easy to discover when you first start using Elementor. Practice makes perfect.
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Support Rating
Contentful
No answers on this topic
Elementor
There support is slow and at times can be frustrating and this is why many prefer to air out their frustrations within the Facebook group community. I tend to give up as when I'm working on something and something goes wrong I need the help straight away. I do not have the patience to wait anymore.
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Alternatives Considered
Contentful
In the past we've used WordPress to manage documentation content. WordPress was more flexible than Contentful but also prone to inconsistencies and we ended having a lot of hacks to accomplish various WordPress tricks. With Contentful there's less ambiguity so content producers are less likely to go astray. We also have our own in-house programmatic template solution for managing content, but this was a previous pain point when we needed to get the dev team to do a deploy for every content change.
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Elementor
Thrive Leads and thrive architect is a pain to update, they've changed version and name in recent years. I am unable to update because every time there was an upgrade or new release of the plugin it caused issues with my website's functionality which has left me stuck updating old versions that don't work anymore. With Elementor i haven't had this issue.
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Return on Investment
Contentful
  • Positive - new hires are able to get onboarded quicker with us using Contentful
  • Positive - we can customize the journey of what modules/material the user sees after a course/video/article
  • Positive - it's been an overall game changer when hiring external candidates who need extensive training
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Elementor
  • Elementor has made it possible for our non-profit to stand out in the non-profit space in which we operate. Our website was highly flexible and looked great, which provided confidence to our donors.
  • Elementor has never been a weak spot in the security of our website. We've had several attempted attacks against our website and yet everything was remained locked down.
  • We have only used the free version of Elementor, so it has kept our costs low and allowed us to have a professional looking website, but being able to put more money towards our charitable cause rather than IT.
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