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27 Ratings
48 Ratings
27 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 5.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Contentful ranks higher in 4 feature sets: Security, Platform & Infrastructure, Web Content Creation, Web Content Management

Security

9.0

Contentful

90%
1.0

Umbraco CMS

10%
Contentful ranks higher in 1/1 features

Role-based user permissions

9.0
90%
5 Ratings
1.0
10%
11 Ratings

Platform & Infrastructure

7.7

Contentful

77%
5.3

Umbraco CMS

53%
Contentful ranks higher in 2/2 features

API

7.0
70%
5 Ratings
5.5
55%
9 Ratings

Internationalization / multi-language

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
5.1
51%
9 Ratings

Web Content Creation

7.2

Contentful

72%
1.7

Umbraco CMS

17%
Contentful ranks higher in 8/8 features

WYSIWYG editor

7.3
73%
4 Ratings
1.0
10%
11 Ratings

Code quality / cleanliness

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
1.0
10%
11 Ratings

Admin section

8.0
80%
6 Ratings
1.0
10%
11 Ratings

Page templates

7.6
76%
4 Ratings
1.0
10%
11 Ratings

Library of website themes

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
1.0
10%
10 Ratings

Mobile optimization / responsive design

7.2
72%
2 Ratings
1.0
10%
10 Ratings

Publishing workflow

4.0
40%
6 Ratings
1.0
10%
11 Ratings

Form generator

7.0
70%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
9 Ratings

Web Content Management

6.9

Contentful

69%
3.7

Umbraco CMS

37%
Contentful ranks higher in 4/5 features

Content taxonomy

6.0
60%
5 Ratings
1.0
10%
11 Ratings

SEO support

8.1
81%
4 Ratings
1.0
10%
10 Ratings

Bulk management

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
5.0
50%
8 Ratings

Availability / breadth of extensions

4.1
41%
4 Ratings
5.3
53%
10 Ratings

Community / comment management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
5.9
59%
10 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Contentful

80%
7 Ratings
1.0

Umbraco CMS

10%
11 Ratings

Usability

Contentful

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0

Umbraco CMS

40%
1 Rating

Availability

Contentful

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

Umbraco CMS

70%
2 Ratings

Performance

Contentful

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0

Umbraco CMS

30%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

Contentful

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0

Umbraco CMS

20%
2 Ratings

Online Training

Contentful

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0

Umbraco CMS

30%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Contentful

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

Umbraco CMS

70%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

Contentful

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0

Umbraco CMS

40%
1 Rating

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

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS is the perfect tool for a company that is looking to keep their website updated. The simple to use tools and templates means updating and creating new pages is easy. The WYSIWYG editor is a nice feature, however, for accessibility, there should be some more guidance on what is suitable to be used on the CMS.
Debbie Marshall | 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

Umbraco CMS

  • Quick to learn. For most if cases, developer needs to know Razor coding.
  • Doesn't require back-end programming.
  • Has build in users management (developers, content managers) and members management consoles (users of the site).
  • Clear admin tool (especially in version 7)
  • Fast.
  • Creating code from scratch, so it is easier to create clean code.
Filip Witkowski | 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

Umbraco CMS

  • Speed for older sites - Umbraco content can load slowly if you have thousands of pages of content. Of course, this would not be a problem for simpler websites
  • Complexity - since the product is free out-of-the-box, it will take technical expertise to get Umbraco setup properly
Jason Kelly | 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

Umbraco CMS

General

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

Starting Price

$0

Umbraco CMS Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Umbraco Free$0
Umbraco Professional$5,0002
Umbraco Enterprise5000+2
  1. none
  2. per year
SaaS Edition
Umbraco Cloud Starter$391
Umbraco Cloud Standard$2091
Umbraco Cloud Professional$5691
Umbraco Cloud Enterprise5000+1
Umbraco Heartcore Mini$491
Umbraco Heartcore Starter$2391
Umbraco Heartcore Professional$9991
Umbraco Heartcore Enterprise1000+1
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
The Umbraco CMS and all of its core features are the same across all plans. The paid on-premise plans includes support, onboarding, licenses to add-on products (Umbraco Forms, Umbraco Courier, Umbraco TV) as well as a discount on developer training courses. Umbraco Cloud is the CMS hosted on Azure Cloud servers with automated upgrades, unlimited hosting and smooth deployments. All features can be found on Umbraco.com. Umbraco Heartcore is the managed Headless SaaS version of Umbraco.

Usability

Contentful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 4.0
Based on 1 answer
Many end users will be overwhelmed with the admin interface. Some common functions are buried in menus
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Contentful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Occasionally, errors will appear in the admin that make it impossible to work without developer support.
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Contentful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 3.0
Based on 2 answers
Working in the admin panel (adding / reviewing / editing content) is very slow.The public facing site speed is dependent on what the pages are doing and how well the code was written (whether it is optimized for speed).
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Contentful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 2.0
Based on 2 answers
Support for Umbraco-owned paid plugins is nonexistent.
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Contentful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 3.0
Based on 1 answer
Online training is often based on older versions of the platform. So, you'll have to fill in the gaps on your own.
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Contentful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Spend the time to wireframe the content structure prior to diving in. This helps speed the process of implementation and it serves as documentation for end users.
Matthew Hardesty | 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

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco's templating is far superior than WordPress, Drupal and Joomla, but it's update process is WAY behind those platforms. The release schedule of Umbraco is way to often and most releases are to fix something missed in the previous release and not an improvement or new feature of the CMS
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Contentful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 4.0
Based on 1 answer
Without significant development, the product does not scale well.
Matthew Hardesty | 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

Umbraco CMS

  • Has helped us to create more engaging pages that push people to complete the online forms
  • We have seen more people buy from us since we launched our new look website
  • We can easily update the content without waiting for the development team to make changes
Debbie Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer

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