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re: Interesting. I was planning on trying out this CMS for my portfolio site just to see if it's good enough for client work. It sounds like I should s...

Hi Jared, I am just trying different headless CMS at the moment. Isn't the comparison to Contentful a bit unfair, because it is quite pricey? Or do you use the free tier for your production site? I am just trying to evaluate if the free tier of Contentful might be enough...


Hi! I don't want to call myself an expert on either platform, so take my opinion as that of a person with limited experience with both Contentful and Netlify CMS.

With that out of the way, I think Contentful's free tier is more than enough for a small site. It's working fine for the site I'm developing now. The biggest issue for the free tier is that you only get one user...but it is a free tier, so I'm not gonna complain that their free tier is not enough haha

As far as NetlifyCMS, it's more work because you have to partially code the CMS side itself and, I gotta be honest, the documentation is not great. I did end up building on my own site with NetlifyCMS. I think I would have preferred to just use Contentful haha. I'm not done yet though, so maybe I'll see something in it that makes it more useful.

Either way, it's a work in progress.

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