Compare October CMS vs. Contentful

October CMS Contentful
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Product intro

October CMS is a content management system built on the Laravel Framework. It's been in development since 2013 and is definitely part of a new generation of PHP of content management tools.

Contentful is a pure CaaS (Content as a Service) player. It comes from Berlin, and is currently the global market leader for decoupled hosted content management.

Main advantages
  • A new project with little legacy
  • Built on a common MVC framework
  • A functional marketplace
  • Widely used across industries
  • No technical operations needed
  • Free tier for hobbyists
Main disvantages
  • A limited number of adopters
  • Built in AJAX framework might make decoupling difficult
  • Site layout management features limited
  • Limited customisation capabilities
  • Vendor lock in (though export is possible)
  • Pricing for large amounts of content
Product detailsOctober CMS Contentful

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