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Contentful’s Yearly Performance Review

Contentful's Yearly Performance Review

Most of us have been through one recently – the yearly performance review. 

It’s not only humans that have the chance to go through this annual process. We can do the same with technology. 

Today we’re going to look at the content management system Contentful and look through its 2021 in numbers. 

A summary of Contentful during 2021 

  • 1,700 answered questions within the Contentful Slack Community. 
  • 4.2 billion Content Delivery API requests served during Black Friday weekend. 
  • 5,500 custom apps created using the App Framework. 
  • 44 technical blogs posted on topics like rich text, GraphQL, and Next.js. 
  • 72 new feature updates and releases for the web app and APIs. 

There were many projects that were built in the community during 2021, with many videos, tutorials, and apps being created that point towards problems and solutions with Contentful. 

During 2021, published video covered many topics yet the Contentful community was mostly interested in React, with the most viewed videos being related to getting started with Gatsby, Next.js with Vercel, and how to render rich text in React apps. Contentful's Yearly Performance Review

When it came to the developer blog, GraphQL was pretty popular last year. Contentful’s three most popular posts included how to query GraphQL in multiple languages, how to filter linked references in GraphQL, and how to use GraphQL variables. 

Then there was the Fast Forward 2021, Contentful’s yearly conference that runs for 3 days. It covered different areas of interest that included brand new Contentful features, workshops and even music by the content management system’s very own band, the Content Types. 

Among the talks, they included a talk on consent management and all things cookies, a discussion on jQuery, another discussion on gatekeeping, and a talk on migrating publication processes from Microsoft Word to Contentful. 

Contentful releases 

And finally, last year saw the release of Compose + Launch, apps that help to meet increasing demand across digital channels. It includes improved content editing for non-techy users as well as management of content releases.  

Later in the year, Contentful made available default values for entry fields, which lets default values be assigned to particular fields in content models.  Contentful's Yearly Performance Review

Also, there were some big upgrades to the App Framework, which included sharing icons, customizable icons, and hosting icons, with updates to Images API to support AVIF images to end the year. 

What’s to come from Contentful this year? We’ll just have to hold on to our hats and wait and see! 

PS: ArganoUV is one of the world’s leading Contentful agencies. Contact us to see how we can work together.

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