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Free Contentful Alternatives

The best free alternative to Contentful is WordPress, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Contentful and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Contentful are Strapi, Cockpit, Prismic and SilverStripe.

Contentful alternatives are mainly CMS Tools but may also be Blog Publishing Tools or Website Builders. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Contentful.
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  1. WordPress is software designed for everyone, emphasizing accessibility, performance, security, and ease of use. We believe great software should work with minimum set up, so you can focus on sharing your story, product, or services freely.

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    WordPress vs Contentful opinions
    This alternative is disputed. WordPress is still a legitimate alternative to Contentful, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    Ola

    It's maybe not famous for being a headless CMS but it definitely can be a headless CMS. So i think its a valid alternative.

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    Although there are ways to emulate a RESTful API with plugins, Wordpress is not designed as an API-centric CMS. It comes with its own functions to output and work with the data, instead of a RESTful API logic.

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    not for large websites with thousands of pages. Wordpress is good for small websites or blogs

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    wordpress is not a headless cms

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  2. Strapi enables developers to build projects faster by providing a customizable API out of the box and giving them the freedom to use their favorite tools.

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    Ola

    Have only looked at it a bit but looks like a good open source alternative.

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    Cockpit

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • SQLite

    Cockpit was born out of the need of building a simple dynamic site. Sure, Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal and all the other full-stack content management systems are possible solutions for that task ...

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    Cockpit vs Contentful opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Cockpit is a great alternative to Contentful.

    Cockpit is also a headless api-driven CMS.

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    Prismic

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online

    prismic.io provides a CMS backend for websites. Its API-based approach focuses on design and technology freedom for developers, while delivering a great user experience in the publishing backend. prismic.

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    Prismic vs Contentful opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Prismic is a great alternative to Contentful.

    Better UI and productive tools for editorial teams

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    Because of the API-based logic to retrieve data.

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    Content components, scheduling and easy to use interface for editors!

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  5. SilverStripe is a free and open source Content Management System and Framework for creating, maintaining websites and web applications.

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    GraphCMS is a headless CMS based on GraphQL. It lets you build a hosted GraphQL content API for your sites and apps while it gives content editors all the tools they need to get the job done.

    GraphCMS - The Original GraphQL Headless CMS
    GraphCMS vs Contentful opinions
    Almost everyone thinks GraphCMS is a great alternative to Contentful.
    MakennaSmutz

    I prefer using graphql APIs when dealing with application content. Graphcms is based on graphql and even has write mutations, but contentful only has rest apis with a graphql wrapper around them.

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    Prisma GraphQL API

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • GraphQL

    Prisma - turn your database into a GraphQL API. Prisma lets you design your data model and have a production-ready GraphQL API online in minutes.

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    Sanity.io

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Online

    Sanity is a hosted backend for structured content with a real-time API, globally distributed CDN, and a powerful, but simple query language. A headless CMS with an open source React-based editor, that can be configured with basic JavaScript.

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    OverBlog

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    OverBlog is a blogging platform, active and evolving. Create a blog, without any technical knowledge, and find everything you post ! Create your blog has never been easier.

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    Wagtail CMS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • Python
    • Django

    Wagtail is a content management system built on Django. It's focused on user experience, and offers precise control for designers and developers.

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