Contentful vs. Netlify Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Contentful
Score 8.1 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
Netlify Platform
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Netlify is a platform for developers from the company of the same name in San Francisco, used to build performant and dynamic web sites, e-commerce stores and applications. By uniting an ecosystem of technologies, services and APIs into one workflow.
$19
per month per user
Pricing
ContentfulNetlify Platform
Editions & Modules
Team
489/month
Community
Free
Enterprise
Custom
Starter
$0
Pro
$19
per month per user
Business
$99
per month per user
Enterprise
Custom Quote
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ContentfulNetlify Platform
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
ContentfulNetlify Platform
Considered Both Products
Contentful

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Netlify Platform
Chose Netlify Platform
Netlify really streamlines the process of getting the latest builds out to QA or automated testing, as well as allowing developers to see their code being deployed to an environment where it can be used.
  1. Free Netlify domain with deployment in the free plan
  2. Easy to setup pipeline …
Top Pros

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Features
ContentfulNetlify Platform
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Contentful
8.0
9 Ratings
1% below category average
Netlify Platform
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Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Contentful
8.1
10 Ratings
5% above category average
Netlify Platform
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Ratings
API8.79 Ratings00 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language7.57 Ratings00 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
Netlify Platform
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Ratings
WYSIWYG editor7.34 Ratings00 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Admin section8.79 Ratings00 Ratings
Page templates7.64 Ratings00 Ratings
Library of website themes7.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design8.26 Ratings00 Ratings
Publishing workflow8.510 Ratings00 Ratings
Form generator7.01 Ratings00 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
Netlify Platform
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Ratings
Content taxonomy8.59 Ratings00 Ratings
SEO support7.78 Ratings00 Ratings
Bulk management7.76 Ratings00 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions8.77 Ratings00 Ratings
Community / comment management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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ContentfulNetlify Platform
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User Ratings
ContentfulNetlify Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(11 ratings)
9.0
(8 ratings)
User Testimonials
ContentfulNetlify Platform
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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Netlify
Netlify is a static website host, so it obviously wouldn't work for hosting dynamic websites built in PHP, such as WordPress or Drupal. It works very well with static sites with a git codebase on something like GitHub. It has automatic deployments, which include preview websites. It works very well with this workflow. There are solutions for allowing content authoring on static websites on Netlify, but I would probably reach for something like WordPress or Drupal for that.
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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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Netlify
  • I can connect Github/Gitlab repos or drag and drop code folders directly to host them onto the platform, and can customize build and publish details. It handles all granular details itself, so I don't have to worry about configuring everything like I would have to do on an IaaS like AWS
  • Netlify Platform has inbuilt scalability support - meaning automatic upgrading of servers to handle traffic, without us needing to do anything at all, again, unlike IaaS, where we'd have to manually configure scaling
  • It has a built in CDN, meaning static applications can be served blazing fast over the web without worrying about traffic or latency
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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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Netlify
  • it is not aimed at it but first party laravel support would be nice.
  • their free tier was so handy, i wish they start some similar efforts
  • incorporate more WebOps mindset
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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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Netlify
Netlify Platform is the first choice that we are using in this organization continuously and it's been a very promising platform to use. It also maintains the things very well. it also giving a very good updates. It is very easy to use and very easy to learn. overall it is good.
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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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Netlify
  • it's free to get started and to work on small frontend projects for testing and qa
  • very nice DNS Management
  • quick and easy to use, reduces dev efforts
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ScreenShots

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Netlify Platform Screenshots

Screenshot of Netlify: Build with anything, connect to everything.Screenshot of Gather feedback right from the browser with Netlify collaborative Deploy Previews. Share progress early and often with preview links created automatically for every deploy. Netlify automatically builds a new Deploy Preview as a unique permanent URL for each Pull/Merge Request. With no coding or setup, every preview enables reviewers to submit feedback complete with screenshots, videos, and annotations.Screenshot of Team overview in the Netlify platform helps you monitor your team's usage, showing you the number of team members and how much build capacity and bandwidth your team is using.Screenshot of Netlify Edge Functions help you run code at the edge, close to your users. Netlify Edge Functions use Deno and the powerful V8 JavaScript runtime to let you run globally distributed functions for the fastest possible response times.Screenshot of Discover, connect, and configure dev tools and APIs all within the Netlify Integrations Hub to extend the limits of web performance and team productivity.Screenshot of Build interactive and connected web applications faster with Netlify Graph. Start using API services without spending time writing glue code, learning every API’s unique structure, or composing endless API endpoints to get data into your app. Token management becomes a non-issue. Graph Authentication handles token refresh and scope management so your APIs stay connected over time.