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What is 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.
Strapi is a tool in the Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS category of a tech stack.
Strapi is an open source tool with 60.9K GitHub stars and 7.6K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Strapi's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Strapi?

Companies
91 companies reportedly use Strapi in their tech stacks, including Trade Republic, Labs, and Mind Gym.

Developers
575 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Strapi.

Strapi Integrations

Python, Node.js, React, Java, and MySQL are some of the popular tools that integrate with Strapi. Here's a list of all 40 tools that integrate with Strapi.
Pros of Strapi
58
Free
39
Open source
28
Self-hostable
27
Rapid development
25
API-based cms
21
Headless
18
Real-time
16
Easy setup
13
Large community
13
JSON
6
GraphQL
4
Internationalization
4
Social Auth
2
Media Library
2
Components
1
Raspberry pi
Decisions about Strapi

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Strapi in their tech stack.

Needs advice
on
LoopBackLoopBack
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StrapiStrapi

Need suggestions on backend selection between LoopBack and Strapi, We are considering creating a CRM for our needs and don't want any limitations in the future.

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Needs advice
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ContentfulContentfulDirectusDirectus
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StrapiStrapi

Hi, I went through a comprehensive analysis - of headless/api content management systems - essentially to store content "bits" and publish them where needed (website, 3rd party sites, social media, etc.). I had considered many other solutions but ultimately chose Directus. I believe that was a good choice.

I had strongly considered Contentful, Strapi, Sanity, and hygraph. Hygraph came in #2 and contentful #3.

Ultimately I liked directus for:

(1) time in business

(2) open source

(3) integration with n8n and Pipedream

(4) pricing

(5) extensibility

Thoughts? Was this a good choice? We have many WordPress sites we're not (at least now) looking to replace with Directus, but instead to push to.

I'd love some feedback.

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Needs advice
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StrapiStrapi
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WordPressWordPress

Hi Stackers, We are planning to build a product information portal that also provides useful articles and blogs. Application Frontend is going to be built on Next.js with Authentication and Product Database helped by Firebase. But for the Blog / Article we are debating between WordPress/GraphQL plug-in or Strapi.

Please share your thoughts.

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Needs advice
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GatsbyGatsbyNext.jsNext.js
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Nuxt.jsNuxt.js

I am trying to build a specific field web community (mainly for hobbyists) that is somehow required:

  • content posting
  • user commenting
  • topic & user following/liking/disliking
  • event posting (users can participate)
  • etc

I am considering using Strapi as the CMS backend. What would be the best practice for the front-end?

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Strapi's Features

  • Files structure
  • Controllers
  • Filters
  • Models
  • Attributes
  • Relations
  • Many-to-many
  • One-to-many
  • One-to-one
  • One-way
  • Lifecycle callbacks
  • Internationalization
  • Plugin
  • Plugin styles
  • Policies
  • Global policies
  • Scoped policies
  • Plugin policies
  • Public assets
  • Requests
  • Responses
  • Routing
  • Role-based access control
  • Services

Strapi Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Strapi?
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.
Netlify CMS
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.
Firebase
Firebase is a cloud service designed to power real-time, collaborative applications. Simply add the Firebase library to your application to gain access to a shared data structure; any changes you make to that data are automatically synchronized with the Firebase cloud and with other clients within milliseconds.
Directus
Let's say you're planning on managing content for a website, native app, and widget. Instead of using a CMS that's baked into the website client, it makes more sense to decouple your content entirely and access it through an API or SDK. That's a headless CMS. That's Directus.
Parse-Server
A Parse.com API compatible router package for Express. Read the announcement blog post here: http://blog.parse.com/announcements/introducing-parse-server-and-the-database-migration-tool/. Read the migration guide here: https://parse.com/docs/server/guide#migrating
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Strapi's Followers
1278 developers follow Strapi to keep up with related blogs and decisions.