Like a CMS — except for the bad parts.

Meet Contentful, a headless CMS with an API at its core.

curl ''

  "total" : 2,
  "items" : [
      "fields" : {
        "name" : "An introduction to regular expressions. Volume VI",
        "author" : "Larry Wall",
        "description" : "Now you have two problems."
      "fields" : {
        "name" : "How to manage content in a developer-friendly manner",
        "author" : "Contentful",
        "description" : "Make an API request, get JSON in return."
This is a real API request. Try it! Copy this line and run it in your terminal.
While editors work on content in the web interface, the API returns it as a JSON document.
Contentful helps managing and distributing structured content. Maybe you'd like to check the docs?

Radically different.

See how Contentful compares to a legacy CMS

API-first, not browser-first

All the created content is accessible via an API. Bring your content anywhere, display it as you like.

Scalable cloud, not on-premise setup

Your content is stored on our servers. They are fast, safe, secure, and we take care of all the maintenance.

Content-centric, not page-centric

Organize and structure the content your way. Build a custom content model instead of dealing with fixed, predefined templates.

Just the content, no presets or templates

Contentful delivers the content, and you design around it. We separate the content from presentation — it's most flexible this way.

Your first API call

How to fetch content from Contentful in just 3 minutes
We've created these nice SDKs for the most popular languages, so that you don't have to deal with the raw API directly.


Our customers and friends have a lot to say.
The number one question I get asked is 'What CMS do you recommend to support true multi-device publishing?' I'm thrilled to recommend Contentful as a product that really gets it.
Karen McGrane
Speaker & Author of Content Strategy for Mobile
The CMS's of the past were really just terrible word processors. Contentful is the first true ‘content management system’. A system that can manage any structure of content you can imagine, not just a sheet of paper.
Gareth Ballester
Lead Engineer, Applications at Nastygal

Is it expensive?

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