Contentful vs. Strapi

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
Strapi
Score 9.3 out of 10
N/A
Strapi is an open-source software platform that helps developers to easily build, deploy, and manage APIs.N/A
Pricing
ContentfulStrapi
Editions & Modules
Team
489/month
Community
Free
Enterprise
Custom
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ContentfulStrapi
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
ContentfulStrapi
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Contentful
8.0
9 Ratings
2% below category average
Strapi
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Role-based user permissions8.09 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Contentful
8.1
10 Ratings
5% above category average
Strapi
10.0
1 Ratings
26% above category average
API8.79 Ratings10.01 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
4% above category average
Strapi
9.0
1 Ratings
16% above category average
WYSIWYG editor7.34 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Admin section8.79 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Page templates7.64 Ratings9.01 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
11% above category average
Strapi
8.7
1 Ratings
16% above category average
Content taxonomy8.59 Ratings00 Ratings
SEO support7.78 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Bulk management7.76 Ratings00 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions8.77 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Community / comment management9.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
ContentfulStrapi
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(11 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ContentfulStrapi
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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Strapi
1. If a headless CMS is needed. 2. Need the cms UI to be clean. 3. There is a need for customization options in the UI and API as well. 4. Expertise in javascript and need cms with node js backend. 5. Want auth APIs pre-made. 6. Easy to customize the backend as well. 7. The user interface can be fully customizable.
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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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Strapi
  • Free and open source.
  • CMS UI is nice and clean.
  • Customization options.
  • Regular updates and bug fixes.
  • Easy to find and understand docs.
  • Blogs available to learn more.
  • Plugin eco system.
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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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Strapi
  • Tutorial videos.
  • Use typescript for it's backend.
  • Detailed explanation of commands available.
  • More clear docs for releasing.
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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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Strapi
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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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Strapi
  • Easy to setup.
  • Customize the ui.
  • Increased productivity.
  • Get prebuilt auth apis.
  • Customize the backend and add new apis.
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ScreenShots

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Strapi Screenshots

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