What users are saying about
27 Ratings
278 Ratings
27 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 100
278 Ratings
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Score 7.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Contentful ranks higher in 1 feature set: Security
  • Joomla! ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Web Content Creation, Web Content Management
  • Contentful and Joomla! are tied in 1 feature set: Platform & Infrastructure

Security

9.0

Contentful

90%
8.0

Joomla

80%
Contentful ranks higher in 1/1 features

Role-based user permissions

9.0
90%
5 Ratings
8.0
80%
44 Ratings

Platform & Infrastructure

7.7

Contentful

77%
7.7

Joomla

77%
Contentful ranks higher in 1/2 features

API

7.0
70%
5 Ratings
7.4
74%
39 Ratings

Internationalization / multi-language

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
40 Ratings

Web Content Creation

7.2

Contentful

72%
7.7

Joomla

77%
Joomla! ranks higher in 5/8 features

WYSIWYG editor

7.3
73%
4 Ratings
7.0
70%
46 Ratings

Code quality / cleanliness

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
7.9
79%
44 Ratings

Admin section

8.0
80%
6 Ratings
8.1
81%
44 Ratings

Page templates

7.6
76%
4 Ratings
7.6
76%
45 Ratings

Library of website themes

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
7.3
73%
43 Ratings

Mobile optimization / responsive design

7.2
72%
2 Ratings
7.3
73%
43 Ratings

Publishing workflow

4.0
40%
6 Ratings
8.2
82%
43 Ratings

Form generator

7.0
70%
1 Rating
7.8
78%
39 Ratings

Web Content Management

6.9

Contentful

69%
7.5

Joomla

75%
Contentful ranks higher in 3/5 features

Content taxonomy

6.0
60%
5 Ratings
7.8
78%
44 Ratings

SEO support

8.1
81%
4 Ratings
7.0
70%
44 Ratings

Bulk management

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
7.2
72%
42 Ratings

Availability / breadth of extensions

4.1
41%
4 Ratings
7.5
75%
45 Ratings

Community / comment management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
43 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Contentful is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Contentful

80%
7 Ratings
7.6

Joomla

76%
68 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Contentful

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Joomla

100%
28 Ratings

Usability

Contentful

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9

Joomla

99%
7 Ratings

Availability

Contentful

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9

Joomla

99%
4 Ratings

Performance

Contentful

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8

Joomla

78%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

Contentful

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Joomla

100%
8 Ratings

Online Training

Contentful

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Joomla

80%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Contentful

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7

Joomla

87%
6 Ratings

Product Scalability

Contentful

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9

Joomla

99%
3 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

Joomla

It seems with the release of Joomla! 4 that the weak areas have all been covered. Its always been good for the mid-level small to large business, the blogging was WP, and the large-scale enterprise was probably bespoke. But the new interface is so simple it seems pointless using WP when Joomla! is as easy and can then grow as big as you like.The Workflows feature which allows you to set up work pipelines easily is going to be a boom to any larger enterprise sites.Couples with the new API which I got to see at one of their user groups, is amazing. They were creating articles on one site then another site was taking the feed directly for just certain categories. Really blows your mind what you could do with that and the new workflows.
Philip Walton | 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

Joomla

  • We use Joomla to build our websites and web applications because of its incredible intuitiveness and tools to make everything more manageable.
  • Its working environment is quite comfortable for my development team, and its web design resources significantly speed up our work when carrying out web development projects.
  • It allows you to use blocks to create and visually manage websites and divide them into different categories without programming knowledge.
Sergey Gvozdetskiy | 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

Joomla

  • Because Joomla's user community is smaller than WP, it lacks as many choices from 3rd party developers, meaning it can be a little more difficult to find the right extension for what you need to accomplish
  • Along the same vein, most of the best 3rd-party software for Joomla! is paid
  • Simple features such as Add to Menu and Cache cleaners should be adopted as part of the Joomla! core, though they are available as extensions
  • Joomla! could use a simpler and easier URL rewriting process
Lisa Keyser | 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

Joomla

General

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

Starting Price

Joomla Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Contentful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Joomla

Joomla 10.0
Based on 28 answers
I gave it a rating of 10 because I just love how Joomla! works, how it is set up and how it handles many users. Also it is very fast, and there is no overload on the MySQL database or servers ever.
Leontine Vandermeer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Contentful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Joomla

Joomla 9.9
Based on 7 answers
Joomla! 3.x is easily installed either manually or via a script provided by your host. It contains most of the tools needed to begin creating websites right from the start. Those features that it doesn't have are easily installed via links and buttons from the thousands of extensions available in the community
Rita Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Contentful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Joomla

Joomla 7.8
Based on 4 answers
Today's Modern Joomla performs very well and is robust and durable. The pages load faster than they ever did in the past and Modern Joomla's integration into other software or systems has become seamless. Modern Joomla sites will last long and will stay running forever.
James Fauria | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Contentful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Joomla

Joomla 10.0
Based on 8 answers
Between the core Joomla developers who are excellent at answering questions and providing support, you have a whole community of developers who work with Joomla and are happy to help fellow developers out answering questions and supporting the Joomla project. Out of the many communities I am involved in for open-source software, Joomla's community is by far the best.
Jen Garfinkel-Canseco | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Contentful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Joomla

Joomla 8.0
Based on 2 answers
It is good if you know Joomla! if not it can get a bit confusing
Johann Joubert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Contentful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Joomla

Joomla 8.7
Based on 6 answers
Joomla has gone through tremendous growing pains. It is now better than ever. But before, when it was going from 1.5-2.5, the templates and plugins would break over and over again. If you don't understand what Joomla was trying to do back then, you might have a bad attitude toward it. Today, those pains are over and things don't break like they used to during that time period.
James Fauria | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Joomla

We tested other platforms like WordPress, Magento and some local CMS. 
But Joomla offered us better resources for generating content.
Joomla is a CMS suitable for many types of projects, especially if you have several people editing content at the same time.
It allows you to maintain visual standardization and offers many options for working with images.
With its ability to control access to different articles, categories or even different components, it is a great tool, even if they are managed by different people.
Fernanda Ministerio | 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

Joomla

  • Joomla has reduced our costs of rolling out a new website because it uses less developer time and can be rolled out by individual users as needed.
  • Joomla has a lot of extensions and add-ons that make it easy to create and implement advanced solutions quickly.
Miles Szkoda | TrustRadius Reviewer

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