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Open Source Contentful Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Contentful is WordPress. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Contentful and 19 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Contentful are Strapi, Cockpit, SilverStripe and Prisma GraphQL API.

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.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableWordPress is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsWordPress can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    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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    Almost everyone thinks Cockpit is a great alternative to Contentful.

    Cockpit is also a headless api-driven CMS.

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

    ⚫︎ File VersioningSilverStripe has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableSilverStripe is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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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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    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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    Gentics Mesh

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    Gentics Mesh is an open source API-first CMS, complete with multi-language support, versioning and roles & permissions. Built for scalability, it enables you to store & retrieve JSON documents and binaries via REST or GraphQL.

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    Much more feature rich, especially regarding versioning of contents

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    ORCHID

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Laravel
    • PHP

    ORCHID is a tool that allows you to quickly write simple but powerful websites and applications. Provided as a package for Laravel, you can easily integrate it as a third-party component using Composer.

    ⚫︎ Two-factor AuthenticationORCHID supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
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    Atomic Server

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    Atomic-server is a graph database server for storing and sharing Atomic Data. Demo on atomicdata.dev

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Atomic Server simultaneously.
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