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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 14.7K GitHub stars and 2.6K 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

    Contentful enables teams to unify content in a single hub, structure it for use in any digital channel, and integrate seamlessly with hundreds of other tools through open APIs and a leading app framework. ...

  • 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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WordPress

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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
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    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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    Most websites make use of it
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    Open Source Community
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    Perfect example of user collaboration
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    I like it like I like a kick in the groin
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    Community
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    API-based CMS
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    Easy To use
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    <a href="https://secure.wphackedhel">Easy Beginner</a>
CONS OF WORDPRESS
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    Plugins are of mixed quality
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    Hard to keep up-to-date if you customize things
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    Not best backend UI
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    Complex Organization
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    Great Security

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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.

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Contentful logo

Contentful

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The content platform to build digital experiences at scale
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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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    Slow dashboard
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    No free plan
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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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Strapi

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PROS OF STRAPI
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    Free
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    Open source
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    Rapid development
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    API-based cms
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    Self-hostable
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    Real-time
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    Headless
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    Easy setup
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    Large community
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    JSON
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    Internationalization
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    GraphQL
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    Social Auth
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    Media Library
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    Components
CONS OF STRAPI
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    Internationalisation
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    Can be limiting
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    A bit buggy
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    DB Migrations not seemless

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    API first
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    Much better than REST
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    Reliable and scales
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    Cool dev community
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    Speeds up time to market Easily create & consume conten
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          Beautiful
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          Quick/simple post styling
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          Non-profit
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          Simplest
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          Handlebars
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          Wonderful UI
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          Stable, highly functional cms
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          Highly customizable
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          Really powerful
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          Powerful
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