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84 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 100
84 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Security

    9.0

    Contentful

    90%

    React

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Contentful ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Role-based user permissions

    9.0
    90%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform & Infrastructure

    7.7

    Contentful

    77%

    React

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Contentful ranks higher in 2/2 features

    API

    7.0
    70%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Internationalization / multi-language

    8.5
    85%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Web Content Creation

    7.2

    Contentful

    72%

    React

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Contentful ranks higher in 8/8 features

    WYSIWYG editor

    7.3
    73%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Code quality / cleanliness

    9.0
    90%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Admin section

    8.0
    80%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Page templates

    7.6
    76%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Library of website themes

    7.5
    75%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile optimization / responsive design

    7.2
    72%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Publishing workflow

    4.0
    40%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Form generator

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Web Content Management

    6.9

    Contentful

    69%

    React

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Contentful ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Content taxonomy

    6.0
    60%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    SEO support

    8.1
    81%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Bulk management

    7.5
    75%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Availability / breadth of extensions

    4.1
    41%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Community / comment management

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

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

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    Contentful

    80%
    7 Ratings
    8.3

    React

    83%
    12 Ratings

    Usability

    Contentful

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    React

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    Contentful

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    React

    100%
    6 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

    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

    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

    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

    • 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

    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

    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

    React

    General

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

    Starting Price

    React Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    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 6 answers
    Since it's open-source and very popular, the community support for React and related tools and libraries is excellent. There are a lot of people using the same tools, and so issues tend to get fixed quickly and "recipes" are easy to come by. And since it's backed by Facebook, they have a dedicated engineering team working on the progression of React.
    Anonymous | 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 Angular before coming to React. Web apps created with React are much faster than Angular because React is based on virtual DOM which reloads only those components of the web page that change and everything else remains the same. Angular's learning curve is also slightly steeper than React.
    Anonymous | 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

    React

    • React allows a modular design, which is fabulous for A/B testing (showing a different module to each user). Some of these experiments had an improvement as big as to pay for the whole team that coded it. So far we know the ROI has been positive, but I can't provide a number.
    César Costas Carrera | TrustRadius Reviewer

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