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How Wonderland uses DatoCMS to setup dozens of projects in minutes

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How Wonderland uses DatoCMS to setup dozens of projects in minutes

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The challenge
Wonderland needed an enterprise-level headless CMS to manage all their asset-heavy projects without breaking the bank.
The result
Wonderland published dozens of visually stunning websites with DatoCMS, giving clients an intuitive and affordable platform for all their needs.
300
hours of maintenance saved
3m
setup time for new projects
6x
faster loading times
Biggest wins
Flawless content management
Developers can use the most comprehensive CDN-powered GraphQL API to fetch and use all records and digital assets in any front end.
High price-performance ratio
Thanks to an agency-inspired price model, Wonderland was able to use DatoCMS on customer projects of all sizes.
Client-friendly
Wonderland’s clients can add, edit, and publish content easily thanks to an intuitive user interface.

Getting away from Wordpress

Wonderland worked for years with Wordpress but felt the need to try a headless approach to content management. “It was a headache maintaining plugins, security, and upgrading the front end accordingly for all our project,” says Maarten Vleugels, creative developer at Wonderland. Wonderland struggled at first to find a headless CMS that was powerful, affordable, and yet flexible for projects of any size. “We have used another enterprise-level headless solution in the past. It worked fine, but the pricing was prohibitive, the features were limited and had a bad GraphQL support” adds Maarten.

“DatoCMS is so easy.”

Wonderland found in DatoCMS the right solution for their needs. Thanks to its SaaS nature, It helped them zeroing out the maintenance routine, taking care of security and platform updates for them. GraphQL has enabled the Wonderland team to work on development efficiently while offering customers an easy-to-use platform for non-technical teams as well. “Clients love DatoCMS. With a proper setup, they prefer DatoCMS over anything, especially with a Wordpress background” adds Maarten.

“I’ve tried all of the headless CMSs. Seriously, all of them. DatoCMS was the one we really liked because it’s easy to use for everybody: clients are pleased with it, and we developers can use its powerful APIs.”

The competitive price for agencies helped Wonderland use DatoCMS for a plethora of projects of all sizes without having to change platform or lowering their efficiency.

Clients love DatoCMS. With a proper setup, they prefer DatoCMS over anything, especially with a Wordpress background.

An Open Platform

“DatoCMS offers quick updates and new features monthly, and any feature request is handled properly” says Maarten “but if you can’t wait for it or you want you specific content fields, the API for writing plugins is easy”. Wonderland used the plugin capabilities of DatoCMS to scale and design their CMS to their own needs, for example writing a button that copies all the content translations from locale to locale.