Comparison Guide : Kontent CMS vs Bold CMS

Comparison Guide : Kontent CMS vs Bold CMS

Are you informed about the CMSs in the market today? With developments happening at the atomic level, it’s difficult to keep track of leading CMSs. How do you ensure you land on the right CMS?

If you’re a start-up, you’d need something that fits your budget. While looking for cheaper CMSs would be the common move, we’d suggest that you look at your CMS as an investment and not a purchase. Find a CMS that plays several roles and keeps you from hiring extended high maintenance teams.

Here are two CMSs - Bold and Kontent, you’d consider for your publishing needs. Let's have them compete with each other to help you make an informed decision.

Top Features to give you a better picture

Features Bold Kontent
Custom editorial workflow Yes Yes
Content Types Customizable Customizable 
Mobile-responsive back-end CMS Yes No
Granular access control Yes Yes
In-built analytics  Yes Yes, stores form-fills as well 
Paywall support  Yes, native integration with Accesstype  No
Native SEO  Yes

Multi-lingual support  Yes

Built-in content categorisation  Card attributes, Story attributes, Tags, Sections, Collections and entities

Taxonomies and categories
E-commerce support  No Yes
Front-end support 
Ahead with page builder to manage branding and layouts at no additional cost. Built in PWA and add-on native mobile apps.
Custom development required 

Why should you choose Bold over Kontent?

While Kontent and Bold are similar to most of the features. Bold stands apart as it is non-developer friendly allowing you to drive your business without any knowledge of technology. Bold has a better publishing experience as Kontent does not have predefined templates and you will have to build your own templates. This can get complicated and confusing when you want to build stories with different structures. However, Kontent can be powerful when you have to build static, corporate websites.

Creating content in Bold is simple and easy. You can add cards to include images, videos, quotes, QnA, Summary and even JS embeds. You can do this while you're creating your story.

Bold is more optimized for search engines. Although Bold and Kontent allow you to add metatags, sitemaps, and canonicals. Bold has an edge over Kontent when it comes to Visual storytelling and AMP optimization.

Quintype continues to focus on building tools to help you grow your business. Bold allows you to add traditional ad slots and integrate subscriptions to generate revenue for your publishing business, which is not possible with Kontent.

On pricing, Kontent has packages from zero-cost pricing for small projects to custom pricing based on the business needs. However, you will have a higher cost of ownership to manage an in-house tech team to build and make changes to your front-end.

Quintype’s pricing is all-inclusive of the Bold CMS, hosting, front-end infrastructure, security, and front-end framework - Ahead. With economies of scale, Quintype democratizes technologies used by the largest media companies to empower growing publishers to focus on content while leaving the technology heavy-lifting to us.

Key Similarities between Bold and Kontent

  • API-driven

  • Auto-scaling infrastructure

  • Secure

  • 24/7 operational support

  • Automatic maintenance updates and security patches

The team consistently adds new features to benefit publishers and is designed intelligently. The front-end is designed for malleability to meet our customized requirements making Quintype a hassle-free choice for us.

Sonakshi Sinha, Product Manager, Fortune India

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