Why running your own CMS is a bad idea: Part II

From my last post about why running your own CMS is a bad idea, I got to hear quite a few horror stories from customers that further cemented my theory. The issue I highlighted in the last post was the difficulty of applying patches in a timely manner and managing your own infrastructure. However, this is the understatement of the year. Everyone who runs an open-source CMS knows about the biggest management nightmare of all: plugins, extensions and themes.

Felipe Coe, on Jun 1, 2018

Learn about the new way to edit structured content

The way structured content works with Contentful is by splitting your content into separate fields or entries using linked references. Until recently, editors going from entry to entry often had to reload the web app. This time-consuming annoyance is now a thing of the past.

Spiros Martzoukos, on May 31, 2018

We care about security and privacy

In an important step to harmonize and strengthen European data protection, the European Union will see the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) come into effect May 25, 2018. Headquartered in Berlin, Contentful is subject to the strict German and European data protection rules. It goes without saying that we are committed to complying with applicable laws, including the GDPR.

Lauri Mertala, on May 24, 2018

How Businesses Can Think Outside the CMS Box

The proliferation of new digital channels and an accelerated pace of innovation, driven by new technologies and the cloud, have led to more software being built than ever before. Software isn’t just being made by software companies any more—it’s something that’s popping up across industries, disrupting existing business models and inventing new ones in their place.

Brad Soo, on May 23, 2018

Learn why space environments are great for managing and maintaining content structure for your Contentful projects

Content management has long been an outdated part of the modern software development process — our mission is to change that. Since our humble beginnings, we’ve offered an API-first content architecture giving engineers a scalable, automation-friendly approach to content creation. We’re now taking content management one step further — say hello to space environments.

Robert Svensson, on May 22, 2018


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