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Alternatives to Netlify CMS

WordPress, Contentful, Strapi, GraphCMS, and Forestry are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Netlify CMS.
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What is Netlify CMS and what are its top alternatives?

It is built as a single-page React app. You can create custom-styled previews, UI widgets, and editor plugins or add backends to support different Git platform APIs.
Netlify CMS is a tool in the Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS category of a tech stack.
Netlify CMS is an open source tool with 15.3K GitHub stars and 2.7K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Netlify CMS's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Netlify CMS

  • WordPress
    WordPress

    The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family. ...

  • Contentful
    Contentful

    With Contentful, you can bring your content anywhere using our APIs, completely customize your content structure all while using your preferred programming languages and frameworks. ...

  • Strapi
    Strapi

    Strapi is100% JavaScript, extensible, and fully customizable. It enables developers to build projects faster by providing a customizable API out of the box and giving them the freedom to use the their favorite tools. ...

  • GraphCMS
    GraphCMS

    GraphCMS is a GraphQL Based Headless Content Management System. It lets you build a hosted GraphQL backend for your applications and gives you all the tools you need to manage your content. ...

  • Forestry
    Forestry

    It is a simple Git-based CMS for Jekyll and Hugo sites. Built for devs who hate bloat. It helps developers manage a content-based system into their websites seamlessly and there's also the benefits of collaborating with teams while at it. ...

  • Ghost
    Ghost

    Ghost is a platform dedicated to one thing: Publishing. It's beautifully designed, completely customisable and completely Open Source. Ghost allows you to write and publish your own blog, giving you the tools to make it easy and even fun to do. ...

  • Drupal
    Drupal

    Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world. ...

  • Joomla!
    Joomla!

    Joomla is a simple and powerful web server application and it requires a server with PHP and either MySQL, PostgreSQL, or SQL Server to run it. ...

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    Easy to manage
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    Plugins & themes
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    Non-tech colleagues can update website content
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    Really powerful
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    Rapid website development
  • 77
    Best documentation
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    Codex
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    Product feature set
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    Custom/internal social network
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    Open source
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    Great for all types of websites
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    Huge install and user base
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    Best
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    It's simple and easy to use by any novice
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    Perfect example of user collaboration
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    Open Source Community
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    Most websites make use of it
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    I like it like I like a kick in the groin
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    Community
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I've heard that I have the ability to write well, at times. When it flows, it flows. I decided to start blogging in 2013 on Blogger. I started a company and joined BizPark with the Microsoft Azure allotment. I created a WordPress blog and did a migration at some point. A lot happened in the time after that migration but I stopped coding and changed cities during tumultuous times that taught me many lessons concerning mental health and productivity. I eventually graduated from BizSpark and outgrew the credit allotment. That killed the WordPress blog.

I blogged about writing again on the existing Blogger blog but it didn't feel right. I looked at a few options where I wouldn't have to worry about hosting cost indefinitely and Jekyll stood out with GitHub Pages. The Importer was fairly straightforward for the existing blog posts.

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Contentful

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Contentful is a cloud-based API-first content platform
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    API-based cms
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    Much better than WordPress
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    Simple and customizable
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    Images API
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    Free for small projects
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    Extensible dashboard UI
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    Super simple to integrate
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    Managed Service
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CONS OF CONTENTFUL
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    No repeater Field
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    No free plan
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    Pricey
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Hanna Rosenfeld

Hi,

for my last project, my client wanted a CMS to edit basically the entire webpage. I used Netlify CMS for this, but I ran into a lot of issues. I am not sure if CMSs are just hard in general.

What matters to me is pricing (ideally free forever) and that the CMS is easy to use and SIMPLE.

Is Storyblok better than NetlifyCMS? Or should I try Contentful?

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The leading open-source Headless-CMS
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    Free
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    Open source
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    Rapid development
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    Self-hostable
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    API-based cms
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    Real-time
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    Headless
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    Easy setup
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    JSON
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    Large community
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    GraphQL
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    Social Auth
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    Internationalization
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    Media Library
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    Internationalisation
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