Alternative to Contentful

Spinal is a alternative to Contentful. Which is focus on content marketing site, it's way simpler to get started and to use. Focussed on SaaS SMB.

preview of Spinal CMS posts edit screen with navigation on the left, content with a markdown toolbar in the middle and the comments panel on the right

Contentful is an API-first content platform founded in 2013. It’s a powerful tool to craft content not just for marketing sites, but for any kind of app or environment that needs content. It’s can be extended with one of the many apps built on their platform.

They have a clear focus on enterprise customers, and are simply out of reach for most SaaS SMBs.

Spinal vs Contentful feature comparison

Spinal is built for content marketing teams of small SaaS companies. Not for huge enterprise customers. Content marketing teams around the world use Spinal to easily update their static marketing together with their team.

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Price $29/month $489/month
Set up Very easy Difficult
Collaborators Unlimited 10
Fine-grained Access
Self Host
Built for SSG
Rich Text Editor
Outputs Markdown
Edit Lock
Comments & Notes
Image Support
Version History
Active Development
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  1. Does Spinal support markdown?

    Yes! As Spinal is built for static site generators, markdown is supported. No extra work needed from you. The wysiwyg editor from Spinal is known by writers, but will transform to markdown behind the scenes for you.

  2. Can I invite my whole team?

    Yes! With Spinal’s flat pricing invite your content writers, your developers and your designers. Every one on your team can collaborate in Spinal.

  3. Does Spinal have an API?

    No. As Spinal is a Git-based CMS, it’s way simpler to set up. No developer time needed. Just connect your GitHub repo, invite your team and you are ready to craft the best content for your marketing site.

  4. Can I self-host Spinal?

    No. Spinal is a web-based SaaS and not open-source.

We'll help you move from Contentful to Spinal. For free!

Getting started with Spinal is really straightforward if you use a git-based alternative, but that's not the case for Contentful. That's why every Spinal customer, gets free concierge service to import all your existing content into Spinal (and as a result into Git). Without any extra charge. Contact support for all the details.

Switch to a CMS with a focus on content marketing teams, and not on enterprise customers

Create, improve and collaborate on content for your static marketing site with your whole team. Get started for free today