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Alternatives to Strapi

Contentful, Netlify CMS, Firebase, Directus, and Parse-Server are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Strapi.
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What is Strapi and what are its top alternatives?

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 45K GitHub stars and 5.5K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Strapi's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Strapi

  • 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. ...

  • Netlify CMS
    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

    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
    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
    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 ...

  • Cockpit
    Cockpit

    An API-driven CMS without forcing you to make compromises in how you implement your site. The CMS for developers. Manage content like collections, regions, forms and galleries which you can reuse anywhere on your website. ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

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PROS OF CONTENTFUL
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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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    Tag Manager like UI
CONS OF CONTENTFUL
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    No spell check
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    No repeater Field
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    No free plan
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    Slow dashboard
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    Limited content types
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    Enterprise targeted
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    Pricey
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    Not scalable
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    No GraphQL API

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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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Netlify CMS

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PROS OF NETLIFY CMS
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CONS OF NETLIFY CMS
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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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    Fast and responsive
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    Easy setup
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    Real-time
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    JSON
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    Free
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    Backed by google
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    Angular adaptor
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    Reliable
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    Great customer support
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    Great documentation
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    Real-time synchronization
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    Mobile friendly
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    Rapid prototyping
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    Great security
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    Automatic scaling
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    Freakingly awesome
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    Chat
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    Angularfire is an amazing addition!
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    Super fast development
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    Ios adaptor
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    Firebase hosting
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    Awesome next-gen backend
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    Built in user auth/oauth
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    Speed of light
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    Very easy to use
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    Brilliant for startups
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    Great
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    It's made development super fast
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    Low battery consumption
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    Free hosting
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    Cloud functions
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    Push notification
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    JS Offline and Sync suport
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    Free authentication solution
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    The concurrent updates create a great experience
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    I can quickly create static web apps with no backend
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    Great all-round functionality
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    Easy Reactjs integration
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    Easy to use
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    Free SSL
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    CDN & cache out of the box
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    Faster workflow
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    Google's support
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    Good Free Limits
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CONS OF FIREBASE
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    Can become expensive
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    No open source, you depend on external company
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    Scalability is not infinite
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    Not Flexible Enough
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    Cant filter queries
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    No Relational Data
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    Very unstable server
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    No offline sync
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    Too many errors

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Senior Solutions Engineer at Twilio · | 14 upvotes · 616K views

Hi Otensia! I'd definitely recommend using the skills you've already got and building with JavaScript is a smart way to go these days. Most platform services have JavaScript/Node SDKs or NPM packages, many serverless platforms support Node in case you need to write any backend logic, and JavaScript is incredibly popular - meaning it will be easy to hire for, should you ever need to.

My advice would be "don't reinvent the wheel". If you already have a skill set that will work well to solve the problem at hand, and you don't need it for any other projects, don't spend the time jumping into a new language. If you're looking for an excuse to learn something new, it would be better to invest that time in learning a new platform/tool that compliments your knowledge of JavaScript. For this project, I might recommend using Netlify, Vercel, or Google Firebase to quickly and easily deploy your web app. If you need to add user authentication, there are great examples out there for Firebase Authentication, Auth0, or even Magic (a newcomer on the Auth scene, but very user friendly). All of these services work very well with a JavaScript-based application.

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PROS OF DIRECTUS
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    Open Source
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    Self-hostable
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    API-based CMS
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    Version 9 is Javascript Based
CONS OF DIRECTUS
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Parse-compatible API server module for Node/Express
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PROS OF PARSE-SERVER
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    Open Source
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    Well documented
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    Easy setup, easy api, Fast,more platforms,realtime
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    No vendor lock-in
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    JSON
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    Backed by People
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    Friendly contributor community
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PROS OF COCKPIT
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    Easy for Content Managers to understand and use
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    Flexible and plays nicely with any frontend
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    GraphQL
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    Fast & lightweight
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    Self hosted
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      Best documentation
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      Most websites make use of it
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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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    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.

    Todo * Set up redirects for all posts on blogger. The URI format is different so a complete redirect wouldn't work. Although, there may be something in Jekyll that could manage the redirects. I did notice the old URLs were stored in the front matter. I'm working on a command-line Ruby gem for the current plan. * I did find some of the lost WordPress posts on archive.org that I downloaded with the waybackmachinedownloader. I think I might write an importer for that. * I still have a few Disqus comment threads to map

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