5 Things BCMS Can Do vs Contentful
Self-hosting is important for control, security, cost-effectiveness, and independence. It allows you to have full control over your data and applications, take responsibility for your own security and privacy, avoid ongoing subscription fees and vendor lock-in, and maintain independence from external providers.
Organise files into folders
Doesn't sound that important, until you wake up one day, have 20 blog posts and can't find anything in your overloaded media manager. With BCMS - you can easily organise your files into folders, like it's 2023.
BCMS doesn't cost a fortune
It's fine if Contentful, as a big player, can charge starting at US$489/month. With BCMS, you can create exactly the same website at a fraction of the Contentful price.
Unlimited inputs and templates (content types)
Contentful limitations prevent creativity. The 48 content types are limited across all plans except enterprise. This restriction can make it difficult to create a modular design and may require a generic approach, which can negatively impact the content editor's experience. BCMS comes with unlimited inputs, groups, widgets, and templates. Basically - no content limitations.
Contentful becomes increasingly slow to navigate as you add more content. In BCMS, pages open immediately. No, really - you haven't seen such a fast UI recently. No matter how long some of your CMS entries are - BCMS opens them immediately.
Contentful made Headless CMSs popular. It's time for BCMS to take over.
What Contentful has done for the Jamstack and Headless CMS market is mind-blowing. It’s a great company with a genuinely pioneering product. Modern Headless CMS solutions like BCMS wouldn’t be what they are today without them.
Contentful is a Headless CMS meant to satisfy many use cases, but as amount of your content grows - Contentful's UI easily gets overcomplicated and slow, while prices quickly start to skyrocket.
On the other side, BCMS is an open-source, self-hosted product, with unlimited inputs, content and assets. These differences affect things like, security, performance, cost, and customisation.