Quick start guide to Contentful

Your one-stop-shop for building your first Contentful project, starting with our free-forever community plan

Contentful’s free developer community edition

Our feature-packed, free-forever plan gives you room to experiment
Other vendors
  • Limited trial, limited usage, credit card usually required for sign up
  • 1-3 max users; Sometimes with a charge for additional users
  • Storage and bandwidth limits
  • Limited development and sandbox environments
Community plan
  • Free forever
  • Generous amount of users (5) and roles (2)
  • Enough to run a small project - 48 content types, 2 locales and 25k records
  • Up to 3 sandbox environments for testing features
  • Free Contentful certification until August 15, 2020*

Three principles for developer products

These fundamentals for successful developer tools guide us in building Contentful

Accessible resources

Developer products must be free, well-documented and easy to start to encourage experimentation

Modern technology

Reevaluating components and taking risks on promising new technologies ensures you’re ready for the future

Integrate and automate

Integration and automation must be simple to help you thrive in a service-driven world

Not a developer? Get started as a marketer, business leader or platform owner.

Get free GraphQL training

Our powerful GraphQL content API is part of our free-forever community plan

The GraphQL content API provides every Contentful space with a GraphQL schema based on its content model. Our free GraphQL video training series shows you the ropes.

Join our community of builders

Our active community of developers is building on Contentful every day

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