Contentful - The Missing Manual
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Contentful - The Missing Manual

Build a kickass headless website or mobile app using Contentful CMS

About the Book

If you are looking for a concise guide that will teach you everything you need to know in order to build a kickass, headless, website using Contentful CMS, you are in the right place!

In this book, you will learn everything you will need to launch a successful web project using Contentful CMS. Topics range from learning how to install the CMS, what code you need to write, how to use the core APIs, how to successfully perform content modeling, and much, much more!

This book will help you to build a site using Contentful quicker and with fewer headaches!

If you have seen my website or YouTube and you would like to support me in some form, this is the project I need motivation with!

Complete Number of pages: 277

Chapter 1 - Welcome

  • What You Can Expect From This Book
  • Tooling
  • Why use a headless CMS?
  • Why use Contentful CMS?
  • My Thanks To You
  • Additional reading

Chapter 2 - How to plan your project

  • Headless Technologies
  • JAMStack
  • SPAs, SSR, and SSG?
  • Micro fronend Architecture
  • Performance and Rehydration
  • Conclusion

Chapter 2 - Getting started with Contentful

  • How To Access Contentful
  • Multi-space architectures, Environments, and Organizations
  • Content Governance
  • How to setup a static site
  • Starter Kits
  • Further Reading

Chapter 4 - Content Modeling

  • How to create a content type within Contentful
  • Fields
  • Simple Field Type Overview
  • Rich-text field
  • Reference types
  • JSON field
  • Further Reading

Chapter 5 - Content Modeling Tips

  • Component Catalogue
  • Topics and Assemblies
  • Modeling meta-data and settings
  • Modeling page hierarchy, menus, and breadcrumbs
  • Content Modeling Tips
  • Further Reading

Chapter 6 - Contentful API 101

  • Content Delivery API
  • Content Preview API
  • GraphQL and Content API
  • Linked Assets
  • Image API
  • Search Operators
  • Tags
  • Content Types
  • Further Reading

Chapter 7 - Configuring your headless website

  • Configuring the SDK
  • Integrating The Contentful SDK In Code
  • Integrating GraphQL
  • Dynamic Routes
  • Rendering text and images
  • Further Reading

Chapter 8 - Advanced Features

  • App Framework
  • Contentful CLI
  • Content Administration
  • Organization, Team, and User Management
  • Multi-language Architectures
  • Tasks
  • Workflow
  • Compose
  • Launch
  • Sitemaps
  • Further Reading

About the Author

Jon D Jones
Jon D Jones

Solution Architect, Programmer, and Technologist Jon Jones is the founder and CEO of London-based tech firm Digital Prompt. I have been writing about software for 10 years on my website and creating weekly videos on web development on YouTube. If you are considering buying a book, I recommend checking out my free content to get a feel of what I will offer.

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