Contentstack vs. Netlify CMS

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Contentstack
Score 7.9 out of 10
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Contentstack headquartered in San Francisco offers an API-first headless CMS. From desktops to smart phones, from kiosks to smart watches, from billboards to jumbotrons, from dashboards to VR headsets – content is delivered with the push of a button and optimized for every screen, device and channel.N/A
Netlify CMS
Score 9.3 out of 10
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Netlify CMS is an open source Git-based CMS for static site generators. it runs 100% in a browser.N/A
Pricing
ContentstackNetlify CMS
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ContentstackNetlify CMS
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
ContentstackNetlify CMS
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
ContentstackNetlify CMS
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Contentstack
7.7
11 Ratings
4% below category average
Netlify CMS
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Ratings
Role-based user permissions7.711 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Contentstack
8.1
10 Ratings
5% above category average
Netlify CMS
6.0
1 Ratings
24% below category average
API8.29 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language8.18 Ratings00 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Contentstack
8.3
12 Ratings
9% above category average
Netlify CMS
6.1
1 Ratings
22% below category average
WYSIWYG editor8.22 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness10.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Admin section7.812 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Page templates7.38 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Library of website themes10.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design6.79 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Publishing workflow7.710 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Contentstack
6.6
12 Ratings
10% below category average
Netlify CMS
4.3
1 Ratings
52% below category average
Content taxonomy7.510 Ratings7.01 Ratings
SEO support6.910 Ratings00 Ratings
Bulk management6.49 Ratings00 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions6.48 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Community / comment management5.96 Ratings4.01 Ratings
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
ContentstackNetlify CMS
Likelihood to Recommend
7.8
(12 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.1
(9 ratings)
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User Testimonials
ContentstackNetlify CMS
Likelihood to Recommend
Contentstack
Contentstack has flexible functionality which opens up a lot of possibilities for businesses with proactive web development teams to create their own website builder app to compete with 3rd party agencies. This is especially useful in a large enterprise where non-technical teams often turn to expensive outside agencies which cost more in the long run than an up-front investment into an in-house application.
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Netlify
Netlify CMS is well suited when you have very less frequent updates to your content, maybe once a day and very few people need to access your data. You can connect it to Netlify, GitHub, or any platform and have multiple people access it and do as many updates as you wish, but the process is not well-defined and you need to build your own system for that. It is well suited for projects you need to pull off with very low cost, it is essentially free as the software is open source and free to use, and all you need to do is set up your schema correctly and find a deployment pipeline where you can build your static site/API to redeploy whenever the content changes. I personally used a GitHub Login -> Netlify CMS -> next app consumer of content -> GitHub pipelines to run next SSG -> GitHub Pages to deploy the built static site. It might not be appropriate for large teams where users themselves need no-code tools to modify the schema of the content.
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Pros
Contentstack
  • Enables us to build and architect content through the use of their easy to use software and user interface.
  • Customer service has been by far the most reliable and responsive in any vendor i've dealt with.
  • Listens to feedback and builds features and technical improvements that helps customers usability and experience.
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Netlify
  • Storing content data in customized schema without a database
  • Full control over your content and infrastructure where it is deployed and stored
  • Very low-cost way for building your own CMS and CDN
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Cons
Contentstack
  • In my opinion it's not very intuitive. I've found its difficult to understand how to best structure entries, especially if they are related
  • In my experience, entries can get difficult to understand if weren't the creator. It would be helpful to have some meta data around the entry itself and the fields within them in my opinion.
  • Integration with an A/B testing platform would be nice.
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Netlify
  • Linking between different schema types, i.e. having some relations between content
  • Better ways to define content schema, like how TinaCMS would handle using a JSON
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Support Rating
Contentstack
They have an in-app chat with their support team, who is always quick to respond and provide helpful answers. I've never walked away from an interaction without my issue being solved quickly and easily. They're also very communicative over email and are sure to follow up after any changes are made to ensure we're seeing the desired result. They are always very professional and easy to work with.
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Netlify
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Alternatives Considered
Contentstack
Contentstack has better international hosting support then Contentful and we found the presales and sales support people were MUCH more responsive than Contentful. The Sitecore sales process was very very slow and overly complex. We felt Sitecore had many features that were not valuable and the cost to benefit ratio was much lower compared to ContentStack
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Netlify
We really can't compare it to full-fledged CMS software, like WordPress, which has a lot of community and support with widgets, plugins, and whatnot. It's not built for that, but you can compare it to Contentful, Ghost, Strapi, etc., which provide similar functionality to a headless CMS with custom schema options, but even among them, it still lacks a lot of functionality, ease of use, and support. But Netlify CMS pros would be of the opinion that compared to other platforms where most schemas need to use their own tools and frameworks, it's very cost-effective. Something new called TinaCMS has come up to compete with Netlify CMS by covering most of its shortcomings, but it's something new being built by the same team that built Forestry CMS and comes with many modern features, yet currently only supports NextJS SSG.
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Return on Investment
Contentstack
  • Saved significant amounts of money that would previously been spent on 3rd party agencies to build websites
  • Empowered Comms teams to create and edit the design and content of their own websites on demand rather than relying on the Dev team
  • Allowed the Development team to concentrate on building functionality rather than websites, so we can focus on improvement rather than BAU work.
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Netlify
  • Helped us inject dynamic content into existing site very quickly
  • Wasted a lot of time to implement when something complex, such as querying content, was needed
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