Open Source Contentful Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Contentful is WordPress, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Contentful and 17 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Contentful are Strapi (Freemium, Open Source), Cockpit (Free, Open Source), SilverStripe (Free, Open Source) and Prisma GraphQL API (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 25, 2021

    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.
      wordpress is not a headless cms
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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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.
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

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      not for large websites with thousands of pages. Wordpress is good for small websites or blogs
      Negative comment 10 months ago

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      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.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

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    2. Strapi is the most popular open-source Headless CMS. Strapi gives developers the freedom to use their favorite tools and frameworks while allowing editors to easily manage their content and distribute it anywhere.
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      Strapi vs Contentful opinions
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      Ola Have only looked at it a bit but looks like a good open source alternative.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

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      • 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 ...
      Cockpit vs Contentful opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Cockpit is a great alternative to Contentful.
      Cockpit is also a headless api-driven CMS.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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    3. SilverStripe is a free and open source Content Management System and Framework for creating, maintaining websites and web applications.
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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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.
      Gentics Mesh vs Contentful opinions
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      Much more feature rich, especially regarding versioning of contents
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      • 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.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      💮 Mixcore CMS is an open-source modular, multi-tenant application framework built on top of ASP.NET Core (Dotnet Core). It is a completed open source ASP.NET Core (Dotnet Core) CMS solution. https://mixcore.org.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      • PHP
      Lagan is a CMS that lets you create flexible content objects with a simple class, and manage them with a web interface that is ‘automagically’ created.
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      Lagan vs Contentful opinions
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      It is free and open-source
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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