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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Contentful

Coming from WordPress, Contentful feels like content management as it should be. There's no clutter to get rid of, you can simply start building from scratch, and the end product is perfectly tailored to your or your clients needs.
Andrew Folts | TrustRadius Reviewer

React

React is great for people who are trying to build complex single page web applications. It is intuitive for developers, encourages modularity through components, and provides a web app this will scale. React may not be suited as well for simple websites or static content. However, this is changing with frameworks like Gatsby which allow you to build static HTML websites using React.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Contentful
8.5
React
Role-based user permissions
Contentful
8.5
React

Platform & Infrastructure

Contentful
7.8
React
API
Contentful
7.1
React
Internationalization / multi-language
Contentful
8.4
React

Web Content Creation

Contentful
7.7
React
WYSIWYG editor
Contentful
7.4
React
Code quality / cleanliness
Contentful
9.0
React
Admin section
Contentful
7.9
React
Page templates
Contentful
7.6
React
Library of website themes
Contentful
7.4
React
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Contentful
7.3
React
Publishing workflow
Contentful
7.6
React
Form generator
Contentful
7.0
React

Web Content Management

Contentful
7.8
React
Content taxonomy
Contentful
7.5
React
SEO support
Contentful
8.2
React
Bulk management
Contentful
7.5
React
Availability / breadth of extensions
Contentful
6.8
React
Community / comment management
Contentful
9.0
React

Pros

Contentful

  • Contentful provides organized, flexible data models with support for a variety of data types and content editors (e.g. WYSIWYGs, form fields, raw text areas).
  • Contentful has great built-in versioning features with history and draft states so it's easy to make updates and revert when needed.
  • Contentful has an intuitive user interface and good support for multiple spaces (which can be helpful for companies that need separate projects for dev/staging/production).
Eric Mason | TrustRadius Reviewer

React

  • React is designed around the notion of generated html as opposed to templated html. This provides more flexibility in building elements on a page, and allows developers to create html that is programmatically configured based on runtime considerations.
  • React uses JSX, which is HTML templating integrated into javascript code. This simplifies the generation of complex structures, especially those that vary based on runtime and interactive data.
  • React is more efficient because it generates a virtual DOM rather than directly building in in the actual DOM. By building 'offline' in this manner, the DOM generation is faster. After building, it can be installed in one operation.
  • React only builds those portions of the display that have changed, making display updates more efficient.
Larry Reed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Contentful

  • Preview of changes prior to publishing
  • The ability to use a spell check plug-in when working on content (it doesn't work well with Grammarly)
Nathaly Sierra | TrustRadius Reviewer

React

  • React could get very frustrating unless you start thinking in React. React enforces a top down hierarchy of data flow and offers no way for the data to communicate backwards. This is a big shift in mindset coming from Angular 1.x. This constraint is really a big factor that determines how to organize your code and how you might want to write your own Components.
  • Because of the self imposed top down hierarchy, you end up having a heavy parents with dumb children. Because parents would need to the bulk of the work, they usually manage the state, while passing callbacks to the child components. If not properly designed, this could lead to the callback hell, where you could have callbacks passing through like multiple children.
  • As with any library, you will have to iterate through multiple designs to come up with a ways to avoid "heavy parent components" in React. One obvious solution is using some open source tools like Redux, but we opted for a variation of it to suit our needs.
Anudeep Palanki | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Contentful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

React

React 9.0
Based on 2 answers
React is just a bit of a different animal. I was avoiding it for the longest time. I thought for sure I would land on Vue or something else with a more approachable and familiar appearance. But after taking an online course in React, I started realize what people were raving about (and complaining about) and decided to implement it at our office for one of our products.
Joshua Weaver | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Contentful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

React

React 10.0
Based on 3 answers
The code maintainers are usually very alert in Github, Twitter, and other channels, replying and solving any doubts or questions.
César Costas Carrera | 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

React

I have also used Vue, Angular, and Ember for various projects. Out of the three, I am most intrigued by Vue. It takes a more beginner-friendly approach than React and changes some of the abstractions it uses to be more transparent to the user. It also comes with a lot more "built-in" than React. Angular is similar, but I've found it over-engineered and hard to work with. I have the least experience with Ember out of all of these, but it seems like another reasonable alternative with very strong conventions in place and an excellent CLI.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Contentful

  • It speed up our content creation process
  • We've freed up dev and design resources for more important projects
  • Given freedom to people to create new pages, while keeping some control so they wouldn't make serious mistakes
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

React

  • React sped up the time to implement new features, providing much better code-reuse across the team
  • React's excellent performance made it so new components ran faster in the browser
  • Since React is so popular, it's been easy to recruit new developers to the team who already have a familiarity with the library
Erik Ralston | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Contentful

General

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

Contentful Editions & Modules

Edition
CommunityFree
Team489/month
EnterpriseCustom
    Additional Pricing Details

    React

    General

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

    React Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Contentful
    8.1
    React
    10.0

    Usability

    Contentful
    React
    9.0

    Support Rating

    Contentful
    React
    10.0

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