How to build a React Redux application with API-first CMS Contentful

When I first started to redesign my company website, I was very excited to use ReactJS to build the front-end app the React way. But soon I realized, in the excitement of using the new JS library, that I had neglected the content part. How would I get dynamic content onto my site? Not wanting to develop a backend app with Rails or NodeJS, I would rather use an existing solution for my CMS.

Avishek Jana, on Feb 18, 2019

Contentful February developer update

The Contentful Community has been doing amazing things in the past month. So, to celebrate, I’m dedicating this month’s newsletter to UI extensions.

Shy Ruparel, on Feb 18, 2019

What’s in it for me? Six of our favorite features for editors using Contentful

Someone higher up decided to change your content management system (CMS).

You’ve got the dreaded email announcing the change, your developers are scrambling with their content model, and you’re being thrust into tutorials and training again. We get it.

It can be frustrating to be forced to learn something completely from scratch, especially if you feel like you just got the hang of the last software that management dropped in your lap. When you're adapting to a new system and workflow, there will be awkward moments. Change can be difficult, even when it’s the best thing for everyone involved.

While you might know why Contentful is better than the legacy or monolith CMS you’re using now, you might not really get what Contentful can do for you, the editor. To help you navigate this change, and to set you up for a positive transition to Contentful, here are six reasons why you’ll love using it:

Jo Fraser, on Feb 15, 2019

Keeping data secure and security high with mobile device management

How do modern businesses keep access and rights secure when dealing with thousands of employee laptops and smartphones? And how do they make sure all this tech is kept up to date? It's a massive undertaking for even the most technologically advanced companies. The bottom line is: security is vital when running a content management operation and using software-as-a-service. And where more than one person has administrative access, this can be tricky. Certainly getting your security certifications can help –– we encourage every business to get relevant, validated certifications –– but that's not the only thing you can do.

Erik Dahms, on Feb 7, 2019

Master Contentful: 8 tips for editors

New to Contentful and want to learn how to master creating and publishing content? Or maybe you’ve been using Contentful for a while but would like to learn some tips and tricks? Nice work. To help you on your way, we’ve put together 8 tips to streamline your workflow, increase your productivity and make formatting less of a chore.

Annamaria Arapi-Beno, on Feb 6, 2019


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