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

Who uses Netlify CMS?

26 companies reportedly use Netlify CMS in their tech stacks, including kickstartDS, Eko Tech Stack, and READYFOR.

461 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Netlify CMS.

Netlify CMS Integrations

Pros of Netlify CMS
Open source
Decisions about Netlify CMS

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

Hanna Rosenfeld


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's Features

  • Fast, web-based UI
  • platform agnostic
  • easy install
  • oaut2 and jwt
  • flexible content types
  • fully extensible

Netlify CMS Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Netlify CMS?
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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Netlify CMS's Followers
557 developers follow Netlify CMS to keep up with related blogs and decisions.