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Our Story

As Co-Founders we have built websites for many years, particularly B2B, SaaS and technology websites. Our previous roles exposed us to a host of different Content Management Systems (CMSs) in over 30 combined years working with websites.

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We got to know what we liked...

And what we didn’t like. What worked and what didn’t. We shared war stories over cups of coffee, the frustrations of managing websites with CMSs that seemed to cause more problems than they were worth.

We also shared the same lens through which we viewed these - growing and scaling B2B, SaaS and technology companies where the “website is everything”. 

We scoured the market for “the one”.  The CMS that could meet the needs of growing companies and that marketing functions could manage in-house. 

One where marketers had more autonomy - but one that didn’t neglect the needs of developers. We searched in vain and couldn’t find one. Then we decided to build our own.

An emergent category

As we commenced our journey we aligned with a new category of CMSs called Headless CMS which had caught our attention. It was gaining popularity with some early adopters in the developer community. 

It piqued our interest.

Could this enable us to build a beautiful, highly performant site that our marketing team could easily manage?

We looked in more detail. And we liked what we saw. For us Headless represented the future.

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What is Headless?

Headless represented a new approach to building websites. The front-end and back-end are decoupled, meaning that the Headless CMS can focus exclusively on the content management with developers responsible for the design. As a category it offered attractive benefits including:

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Blazingly Fast Websites

Using static page builds gives you the ability to get your page load speeds under one second.

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API Based Approach

As an API-lead approach you can enjoy peace of mind plugging Contento into leading enterprise solutions.

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Enterprise Grade Security

Using an API and enterprise grade application helps reduce the typical website security headaches.

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Structured Content Models

The perfect balance of simple content management paired with powerful content modeling.

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Designed for Scalability

Unlike traditional legacy offerings, headless is designed to scale as your business (and website traffic) grows.

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Frontend Flexibility

Create beautifully designed and bespoke websites with whatever front end framework you choose.

But as we tested some of the market leaders we found they all fell short in a small number of crucial areas

  • Most were developer centric and were not intuitive for less technically skilled marketing team members - we would build one with marketers needs front and center

  • Most focused on omnichannel and were essentially blank boxes - we assume you are building a website - and this simple assumption makes a world of difference

  • Most were industry agnostic and thus lacked a tightly constructed feature set - we assume marketing websites for growing companies ensuring we deliver on the needs of this audience

  • Most fell short on some crucial UI/UX elements - we deliver a compelling UI/UX

  • Most were already 5-6 years old and had locked in on frameworks we felt were not ideal - we had last mover advantage - unpicking the areas we felt the older ones failed to deliver.

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How is Contento Different?

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Learn from the best

As a new-comer to the market we can deliver all the best features hen picked from the leading solutions from the wider CMS ecosystem

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User Experience

Easy to use Interface

We ensure that the content management experience is beautiful. Yes, beautiful. Intuitive and easy to use. Not headache inducing.

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User Specific

Optimised for Websites

We assume a use case of building and maintaining a website. With this simple assumption we can include features aligned with this goal.

Delivering for the Marketing Team

Unlike the others we ensure that we address the needs of the marketers not just the devs & technology leaders.

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SEO baked in as a default - not a Plugin.

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Intuitive interface for non technical users

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Visual preview to see minor site edits

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A feature set designed to support marketing efforts

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Contento was thus born

By addressing the needs of the user as well as the website builder we believe we've finally built a CMS that the marketing team will actually enjoy using.

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Our customers say it best

Here are a selection of testimonials from some of our customers who've successfully made the move from a legacy CMS to Contento

Kevin Magee CTO, Zyte

Kevin Magee

CTO Zyte

One of our goals was to ensure our Marketing team was not held up by the Engineering team on a daily basis. We achieved that and empowered Marketing to maintain the site at a speed aligned to our business requirements. Content creation and Engineering have been decoupled.
Philipp Maucher Chief of Staff & SaaS Network Ireland Coordinator

Phillip Maucher

SaaS Network Ireland Coordinator

We moved from Wordpress to Contento and have been delighted with the move. I no longer have to get developers to update the site - I reckon it's reduced my site 'admin time' by over 70%.
Ryan Crowley, CEO of Kore Systems

Ryan Crowley

CEO Kore Systems

The migration to Contento was seamless - the results have justified the decision to replatform to Headless.
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Take the first step

You wouldn't buy a car without getting behind the wheel and a new CMS should be no different. See Contento in action for yourself. We'd be happy delighted to show you around and answer your questions about making the switch.

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