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What is Strapi?

It is an open source Node.js Headless CMS to easily build customisable APIs. It lets you manage your content and distribute it anywhere. It allows you to securely and privately serve your database of choice from your hosting and server of choice.
Strapi is a tool in the Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS category of a tech stack.
Strapi is an open source tool with 40.9K GitHub stars and 4.9K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Strapi's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Strapi?

Companies
49 companies reportedly use Strapi in their tech stacks, including Trade Republic, Angry Ventures, and Mind Gym.

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

Strapi Integrations

Python, Node.js, React, PHP, and Java are some of the popular tools that integrate with Strapi. Here's a list of all 38 tools that integrate with Strapi.
Pros of Strapi
49
Free
34
Open source
25
Rapid development
22
Self-hostable
22
API-based cms
17
Real-time
14
Easy setup
14
Headless
11
Large community
10
JSON
3
Social Auth
3
Internationalization
3
GraphQL
2
Media Library
1
Components
Decisions about Strapi

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

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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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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 w/ GraphQL plug-in or Strapi.

Please share your thoughts.

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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, Services

Strapi Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Strapi?
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.
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
933 developers follow Strapi to keep up with related blogs and decisions.