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10+ Best Node.js CMS Platforms To Use In 2021

NodeJS is a platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast and scalable network applications.

Previously, whenever someone mentioned CMS, your mind would have thought of platforms like Joomla, Drupal, etc. But now, Node.js-based CMS platforms are the talk of the town.

In this article, I shared the 12 best NodeJS CMS platforms you should use in 2021.

Let's get right into it. ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฝ

1. Apostrophe CMS

Apostrophe CMS

Apostrophe is an Open Source Headless CMS with in-context live editing used worldwide by companies of all sizes to build and manage websites.

Features

  • It can be hosted on your own server, giving you full control over your environment.
  • It is easy to integrate pagination, navigation and minimize the dependence on CSS.
  • It provides APIs that help in improving security standards.

2. Keystone JS

Keystone JS

KeystoneJS is a headless content management system (CMS) and a GraphQL API for NodeJS. It is an ideal back-end for React, Vue, Angular, Gatsby, and Next.js websites, and more.

Features

  • It provides an extensible admin interface and GraphQL API, giving you the power to create any application.
  • With Keystone JS, you have the freedom to provide your own database.
  • Also, Keystone JS comes with authentication, access control, lists, fields, access control, and more.

3. Ghost

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Ghost is an Open Source Headless CMS that gives you the power to build a super-fast and responsive website and create a sustainable business around your creative work.

Features

  • With multiple themes on Ghost, you can create your unique home on the web.
  • It has in-built analytics to help you understand what is working or not working.
  • It has an amazing dashboard that gives you detailed stats on audience engagement and business growth.

4. Sanity

Sanity

Sanity is the most flexible platform for building data-driven content solutions. It is an amazing Open Source content platform used to power better digital experiences.

Features

  • It has a secure, scalable, and GDPR compliant architecture.
  • It is useful for an eCommerce website with tailor-made APIs for payment gateways.
  • It provides a simplified and instant user interface for complex fields, and it is responsive for mobile, tablets, and all other devices.

5. Strapi

Strapi

Strapi helps you unlock the full potential of content management! It is developer-first, fully customizable, and 100% Javascript.

Features

  • It is very flexible! The Content-Type structure can be flexed according to your needs with dozens of fields available and mix-and-match possibilities.
  • You can consume the API from any client (React, Vue, Angular), mobile apps, or even IoT, using REST or GraphQL.
  • Ability to secure your endpoints by allowing or not allowing users to access your API by roles.

6. Cody CMS

Cody CMS

Cody is an Open Source Javascript Content Management System running on Node.js. It is built upon 15 years of experience with many other CMS and web application frameworks ranging from widely available aging systems like WordPress & Drupal.

Features

  • Cody has a tree-structured GUI, which manages the structure of the site and the editable content by using templates or the drag-and-drop feature.
  • It works seamlessly with your existing node.js code.
  • Cody has an easy-to-use graphical interface + WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor.

7. TotalJS

TotalJS

Total.js CMS helps you manage your new fascinating commercial or personal websites easily. It is free and fully Open Source.

Features

  • It is very mobile-friendly.
  • TotalJS has more than 140 widgets
  • It has no dependencies and is SEO-friendly.

8. Prismic

Prismic

Prismic is a CMS built to allow your content, design, and development teams to produce a finished product that they can all be proud of.

Features

  • Custom type builder.
  • Full version history.
  • It supports multi-language.

9. We.js

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We.js is built with some of the most reliable tools in NPM and structured with successful patterns. It helps you create amazing applications with little effort and save your money for the right things.

Features

  • You can create beautiful themes for your own projects.
  • It has a powerful and functional CLI.
  • Support to Linux, Mac, and Windows.

10. Buckets

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Buckets is an Open Source CMS built on Node.js and MongoDB. Buckets is powerful, but it also gets out of your way. Quickly add, remove, and update the content at the speed of thought.

Features

  • You can integrate social media platforms, email marketing channels easily with Buckets.
  • You can easily store, backup, recall, and delete your content.
  • It is a mobile-friendly platform and provides a quick and responsive user interface.

12. ButterCMS

ButterCMS

It has an easy-to-use marketing dashboard and fast content API for modern apps. With butterCMS, you can add CMS blogs, dynamic features to your general NodeJs applications. It is effortless to install and use.

Features

  • Flexible content modeling.
  • Fast content update.
  • Multi-sites and environments.

Conclusion

I hope you've discovered your most preferred NodeJS CMS platforms from this article. Now go and build websites using it and let me know what you think.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to drop a comment. I will respond to all of them. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Catalin Pit's photo

I use KeystoneJS from this list, and I love it. (P.S: You can check it here KeystoneJS Crash Course)

Some great alternatives as well!

Edidiong Asikpo's photo

Awesome. I will check it out.

Savio Martin's photo

Amazing Crash course @Catalinpit Keep up your amazing works! ๐Ÿ’–

Savio Martin's photo

Thanks for the list, I'll try to learn as much I can. Thanks for the great article!

Andrew Baisden's photo

This is a really good list I already see a lot of familiar names on here that I have considered testing.

Hemant Joshi's photo

Keystone js is really awesome

Beto Muniz's photo

What about Forestry.io? I use it on my personal site. It's really nice :D

Gurpreet Singh's photo

Thanks for the detailed analysis, really appreciate!

Alex Bea's photo

ApostropheCMS dev rel, here. Thank you for the feature! We have a Discord server if anyone ever wants to ask questions: chat.apostrophecms.com

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