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Score 8 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

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

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Contentful
8.7
Umbraco CMS
7.1
Role-based user permissions
Contentful
8.7
Umbraco CMS
7.1

Platform & Infrastructure

Contentful
7.7
Umbraco CMS
6.7
API
Contentful
7.2
Umbraco CMS
7.6
Internationalization / multi-language
Contentful
8.2
Umbraco CMS
5.9

Web Content Creation

Contentful
7.6
Umbraco CMS
7.4
WYSIWYG editor
Contentful
7.5
Umbraco CMS
5.2
Code quality / cleanliness
Contentful
9.0
Umbraco CMS
7.0
Admin section
Contentful
7.9
Umbraco CMS
7.8
Page templates
Contentful
7.5
Umbraco CMS
7.1
Library of website themes
Contentful
7.2
Umbraco CMS
6.1
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Contentful
7.4
Umbraco CMS
8.5
Publishing workflow
Contentful
7.5
Umbraco CMS
8.6
Form generator
Contentful
7.0
Umbraco CMS
8.5

Web Content Management

Contentful
7.7
Umbraco CMS
7.5
Content taxonomy
Contentful
7.6
Umbraco CMS
8.4
SEO support
Contentful
8.2
Umbraco CMS
8.7
Bulk management
Contentful
7.3
Umbraco CMS
6.7
Availability / breadth of extensions
Contentful
6.6
Umbraco CMS
7.5
Community / comment management
Contentful
9.0
Umbraco CMS
6.0

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

Umbraco CMS

  • Plugins - as an open source CMS, Umbraco is very customizable and flexible to the needs of the organization
  • Publishing - Umbraco has powerful tools for publishing
  • Media hosting
Jason Kelly | 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

Umbraco CMS

  • Umbraco can initially be challenging for new users with limited or no development experience. After initial installation, there is a lot more work required to 'see' a site.
  • Umbraco isn't stable. For example, even on a fresh new site sometimes you'll get errors when trying to save something in the admin panel. It's not common, but it happens often enough to be annoying.
  • No out of the box contact forms. Umbraco sells their forms plugin that we've used in the past, but the plugin is disappointing. It isn't well maintained and it's very buggy. Making a new contact form with the paid plugin can take a lot of time to get everything right (fields, validation, confirmation emails, etc). This is especially frustrating for new users.
  • Documentation / resource links frequently 404. Umbraco seems to change their site URLs often enough that, when you encounter an issue, you're likely to find a number of bad links in Google's search results. This makes it difficult to research solutions to a problem.
  • Posts often go unanswered or without resolution in their community support forums. Hopefully this will improve as the community grows.
  • The update process is clumsy at best. Many people are familiar with the simple WordPress upgrade button for the core and plugins. This doesn't exist at all for Umbraco. Instead, you'll need to select specific files to overwrite and potentially update any old code references.
  • Migration between development environments is clumsy. Umbraco offers a premium plugin to address this because, as they state on the premium plugin page, deployments are "complicated, headache-inducing"
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 1 answer
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 1 answer
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 1 answer
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 1 answer
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

There is not really an alternative when it comes to CMS based on ASP.Net (MVC4 with Razor). There are a few frameworks, like Booststrap; however framework is not content management system. I will compare it to Drupal, because the second one is well known. Against Drupal, Umbraco is very clean and fast framework/CMS. It does not have as much of big community, support or range of plugins as Drupal.
Filip Witkowski | 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

  • 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

Umbraco CMS

  • It's a .net solution and we program in .net so it was faster
  • thanks to their good SEO, we have more leads
Jakub Wilk | 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

    Umbraco CMS

    General

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

    Umbraco CMS Editions & Modules

    On-premise Edition
    Umbraco Free$0
    Umbraco Professional$5,0002
    Umbraco Enterprise5000+2
    1. 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.

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Contentful
    8.2
    Umbraco CMS
    8.7

    Usability

    Contentful
    Umbraco CMS
    4.0

    Reliability and Availability

    Contentful
    Umbraco CMS
    7.0

    Performance

    Contentful
    Umbraco CMS
    3.0

    Support Rating

    Contentful
    Umbraco CMS
    2.0

    Online Training

    Contentful
    Umbraco CMS
    3.0

    Implementation Rating

    Contentful
    Umbraco CMS
    7.0

    Scalability

    Contentful
    Umbraco CMS
    4.0

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