In a previous post, I showed how to integrate Contentful into an Angular project using their REST API. Now that Contentful's GraphQL API is available in the community edition, it should be the preferred way to build your front-end and I'll show you why. This is an example of how to use Contentful to store blog posts, and create a front-end using Angular that will access the data using the GraphQL API.
A sitemap is a file that provides search engines data about the pages of your site. If you're using a content management system (CMS), your sitemap needs to be kept up to date as you add new content/pages. In this post, we'll look at how we can create a dynamic sitemap using Angular Universal and Contentful. However, this approach could be applied to any Node.js project. The sitemap will be dynamic because it will be generated from content stored in Contentful.
Contentful is a headless content management system (CMS) that allows you to manage content and fetch it using their REST or GraphQL API. This makes up your back-end. How the front-end is built is completely up to you! After using WordPress for the past decade, this approach feels refreshing because I can use modern technology stacks that provide better user experiences. In this post, I'll explain how blog posts can be managed in Contentful, and then implement an Angular front-end to consume and display them.