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Sanity is the platform for structured content that lets your team work together in real-time to build engaging digital experiences across channels.
What can developer do with Sanity
Use structured content to integrate across organizations and disciplines, assembling your infrastructure from the best components.
Collaborate and customize. Sanity Studio is a real-time toolkit for creating efficient data-driven content applications.
By developers, for developers. Our open and flexible platform uses tooling you already know so you feel right at home, right away.
How much does Sanity cost?
More than a headless CMS, Contentful is the API-first content management platform to create, manage and publish content on any digital channel.
What can developer do with Contentful
Our stateless API with compact JSON payloads gives you full programmatic control over your content management system, including assets, translations and other versions.
Manage your structured content with fully decoupled write and read APIs. Ensure a fault-tolerant content platform that evolves with your business needs and new apps.
Advanced caching techniques integrate with external CDNs to deliver API payloads in the sub-100 ms range. Plus, support for AVIF image formats reduces page load times to improve customer retention.
SDKs for the most popular languages and open source components for apps, design systems and web editor interface.
How much does Contentful cost?
What can developer do with Strapi
Forever. The entire codebase is available on GitHub and maintained by hundreds of contributors.
Easily customize the admin panel as well as the API. Extend your content management with custom plugins, in seconds.
Consume the API from any client (React, Vue, Angular), mobile apps or even IoT devices, using REST or GraphQL.
Don’t give up on data privacy or lock yourself in. Keep control of your data and your costs at all time.
How much does Strapi cost?
Storyblok helps your team to tell your story and manage content for every use-case: corporate websites, e-commerce, helpdesks, mobile apps, and screen displays.
What can developer do with Storyblok
Create content intuitively and collaboratively with a visual editing experience, collaboration suite, composable components, presets, publishing workflows, and more.
Organize and optimize all assets intuitively with Storyblok’s digital asset manager. Edit images, tag content, and add all relevant information in one central hub.
Orchestrate standout digital content experiences with blazing-fast performance, optimized omnichannel storytelling, robust personalization, and localization tools that enable teams to deliver unique digital experiences at scale.
Storyblok’s headless backend boasts our fastest, most intelligent APIs, an enterprise-grade ISO certified security protocol, and many other features designed to empower developers with the next-generation, API-driven technology.
How much does Storyblok cost?
Directus is an open-source data platform that instantly gives any new or existing SQL database an API (REST+GraphQL) and a no-code data collaboration app.
What can developer do with Directus
Start with a new or existing database, using any SQL vendor, Directus takes care of the rest.
The Directus API layers on top of your database, providing both REST and GraphQL APIs for your data.
The Directus App enables your entire team to safely and intuitively browse, manage, and visualize data.
Connect external digital experiences, design APIs, control data flows, build internal tools, and much more.
How much does Directus cost?
More on directus pricing here
Webiny is an open source serverless CMS that offers you all the enterprise-grade functionalities, while keeping your data within the security perimeter of your own infrastructure
What can developer do with Webiny
Webiny doesn't just manage your content. It allows you to also build and deploy sites and forms, manage all your projects centrally and use advanced processes that support organization-wide collaboration.
Don't be a tenant in someone else's system. Keep your data in your own cloud, under your own security perimeter, obeying your compliance requirements. Unlock greater performance by storing and delivering content closer to your users.
Don’t spend weeks building and managing a fault-tolerant infrastructure. With Webiny that’s included. Webiny runs on highly-scalable fault-tolerant serverless services that scale in and out in seconds. You don’t need to do night shifts anymore. All within your own AWS cloud!
You don’t want your engineers to spend time fixing headlines and moving pixels on the screen. With Webiny, your marketing team has the full control to create and manage content, landing pages, files and forms across multiple web properties.
You can use a single Webiny instance to manage content for unlimited number of websites. This will drastically reduce your management overhead and cost.
Being open source is more than having a public repo with a MIT licence. Webiny has been architected with hooks, plugins and life cycle events so you can customize every aspect of the platform and make it work exactly how you want it.
How much does Webiny cost?
Open source, so free for individuals, small teams and proofs-of-concepts. You only pay for what you use on your AWS account. Or, for business- and enterprise- use, Webiny come with multi tenancy, technical support, and a range of other useful tools to manage your Webiny instance.
Headless CMS UI to edit Markdown-based static sites generated with Hugo, Next.js, Gatsby, Jekyll, Nuxt.js, Eleventy, Docusaurus etc.
What can developer do with Forestry
Write front-end code with Next.js, Hugo, Gatsby or your favorite static site generator and push to your Git repo. Forestry will pull in your commits and update the CMS. Invite your team to create content in a friendly user interface. Their updates get committed back without merge conflicts.
Your editing team deserves a modern yet simple to use CMS. Customize each page with Forestry’s rich editing fields. Login from your yoursite.com/admin. With Forestry Remote, your site will transcend static.
Let your editoral team focus on writing content, while Forestry stores in Markdown, YAML or JSON and commits to your repository.
Don’t lock your content in a CMS database, just commit it to your Git repository. We support public and private repositories on GitHub, GitLab and BitBucket.
Your static site can live anywhere you want — including on Amazon S3, GitHub Pages, Netlify or Vercel.
How much does Forestry cost?
$0 / month Free plan for personal projects.
$29 / month Everything in personal plan
$749 / month Everything in Starter plus
Securely host Forestry on your infrastructure
Free & Open Source Airtable alternative. Turns any SQL database into a smart spreadsheet. Supports MySQL, Postgres, SQL server, MariaDB & SQLite.
What can developer do with NocoDB
It is free & self-hostable. Let your imagination be thy limit Create unlimited grid view, gallery view, form view from your own data Search, sort, filter columns and rows with ultra ease
Invite your team with fine grained Access Control Share views publicly and also with password protection
Build automations with you favourite apps : Microsoft Teams Slack, Discord, Whatsapp, Twilio, Email & SMS
Provides instant REST APIs with Swagger
How much does NocoDB cost?
Tina is an open-source, headless CMS for Markdown, MDX, and JSON.
What can developer do with Tina
Store content in your repo. Tina saves to MDX, Markdown, and JSON and provides a powerful data layer on top of your static files.
Define your content's schema and Tina will provide you with a user friendly editing experience.
Let your editorial team focus on writing content, while Tina commits to your repository.
See content changes in real-time as you edit.
Query your Markdown content like you would with a headless CMS. Tina’s GraphQL Data Layer supports filtering, sorting, pagination, and more.
Run Tina locally and talk to your local filesystem.
Store Media assets in your repo or connect to S3, Cloudinary, etc.
Create reusable components that you can edit with Tina. Let your team assemble pages like a site-builder.
Tina powers sites with 10’s of thousands of pages with great performance and without GitHub rate-limiting.
How much does Tina cost?
2 Users 2 Roles No Additional Users Forum Support Team
3 Users 2 Roles Max 10 Users Additional Users $9/seat Forum Support Business
10 Users 3 Roles (coming soon) No User Limit Additional Users $9/seat Priority Support SSO Approval flow (coming soon) Enterprise
Bulk pricing available Custom Users Custom Roles No User Limit Variable user pricing Enterprise Support SSO Custom workflows
Hygraph is the next generation GraphQL-Native Federated Content Platform. Integrate all your services with our unique content federation approach and distribute content from anywhere - to anywhere.
What can developer do with Hygraph
Build modern applications for any platform with an API-first approach, with access to the industry’s most powerful Content APIs. Deliver omnichannel experiences at scale without compromising on performance.
Hygraph is 100% GraphQL native. Power giant ideas from a single GraphQL endpoint, with full access to our APIs for content, queries, mutations, and assets.
Hygraph is a fully-hosted SaaS platform with queries cached across 190 edge CDN nodes globally. Get up and running on a shared cluster, or opt for dedicated infrastructures in up to 77 regions worldwide.
How much does Hygraph cost?
Simple Content Platform to manage any structured content
What can developer do with Cockpit
Manage all your content in one place and distribute to multiple channels
Distribute your content to multiple touch points
Manage content in multiple languages
Fine-grain permissions for multiple user roles
Safely revert content to previous versions if needed.
Cockpit is our contribution we would like to share with the world.
Keep complete control. Your data is and will be always yours.
API-first and JSON content approach.
How much does Cockpit cost?
Meet Wagtail, an open-source Django content management system powered by Python. It’s free, beautiful, versatile and fast. Find out how to get started.
What can developer do with Wagtail CMS
Anything you can do in Python or Django, you can do in Wagtail.
The simple templating system gives you precise control over style.
Wagtail has no licensing fees and professionals around the world to work with you.
Editors can structure and publish content the way they want to without a developer.
How much does Wagtail CMS cost?
Cosmic is a Headless CMS that empowers you to create, edit, and manage content across limitless websites and applications, from one convenient interface.
What can developer do with Cosmic
How much does Cosmic cost?
Our Headless CMS and Blog Engine is built for developers. Add to your app in minutes.
What can developer do with Butter CMS
Easily manage all of your content types from one centralized dashboard. Butter makes CMS jobs faster with our intuitive content modeling and easy to integrate content API.
Build landing pages for ecommerce promotions, paid ad campaigns, or to drive SEO + organic traffic. Just as easily use them to launch a knowledge base and more. Pages are infinitely flexible.
Collections are tables of data that enable even more content scenarios. They can also be combined and referenced by pages to enable easy filtering and categorization of your content. You can schedule collection items to be published in the future, which is valuable when planning and scheduling the release of a new product, promotion, or content campaign!
You've got better things to do than building another blog. Just drop-in our pre-built blog engine and get back to more interesting problems.
Quickly set up your blog on a subdirectory of your website and use the built-in SEO metadata and description to optimize your SEO.
Enjoy using our dozens of flexible field types like Components, References, and Repeaters to name a few. These building blocks allow you to generate beautiful content UI’s your marketers will love.
Make the content editing experience even easier by adding helpful rules and guidelines (visual - short text rules)
See exactly how your changes will look before they go live using our split-screen and full-screen preview panels. Make changes to your content and instantly see how those changes look below
Plan when you want your new content to go live and easily schedule promotions and big content releases with your team.
See who changed what and when. Go back in time with one-click rollback.
One Content API to power all of your content; web, mobile, and everywhere your customers are. Build amazing experiences like search, localized websites and more with our easy to use content API.
How much does Butter CMS cost?
Contentstack – the pioneering Agile, Headless Content Management System (CMS) – empowers marketers and developers to collaborate around content like never before.
What can developer do with Contentstack
Now you can easily publish more content in batches in half the time.
Our block-style JSON rich text editor (RTE) lets you add different types of content that you can edit and format without using HTML tags.
Experiment more and worry less. Use development branching strategies like Git / GitHub / GitLab depending on your team's needs.
Contentstack is an API-based, headless content management platform that allows developers and content managers to create and manage content simultaneously and independently, to create websites and applications quickly.
Easily build dynamic, custom mobile apps with our mobile SDK. Pull content into your app via API, so IT and content teams can work in tandem to get apps approved and launched faster. With our multiple frontend SDKs, your existing core website functionality stays intact.
The sync API takes care of syncing your Contentstack data with your app and ensures that the data is always up-to-date by providing delta updates.
Automate repetitive tasks between apps with trigger-action business logic to ensure the ongoing flow of data and decisions across your composable stack.
How much does Contentstack cost?
No public pricing information
Kontent.ai is the headless CMS that enables organizations to have complete control over content to speed up time to market and engage meaningfully with audiences across channels.
What can developer do with Kontent.ai
Create content that fits your business
Keep your projects on track
Create content that’s ready for any channel
Ensure the authoring experience works for you
Manage groups of users based on their function
See how your website looks before publishing
Define exactly which actions users can perform
Ensure your content goes live when you need it
Categorize content and assets your way
Publish linked items when parent content goes live
Content fields are grouped based on intended use
Manage your digital assets, right within the content platform
Editors only see content fields intended for them
Freedom to connect with your favorite tools
How much does Kontent.ai cost?
No public pricing information
Umbraco is the leading open-source ASP.NET Core CMS | More than 700,000 websites worldwide are powered by our flexible and editor-friendly CMS
What can developer do with Umbraco
No limitations - develop and extend your website completely your way with a CMS that gives you unparalleled freedom.
With a user-friendly editing experience, editors are empowered to make and publish content quickly with no hassle.
Integrate easily with any tools and change the tech stack when your needs shift with a CMS that doesn’t lock you in.
How much does Umbraco cost?
Umbraco CMS is loved by hundreds of thousands of developers, designers and content editors worldwide. Why? Because of its flexibility. Umbraco not only allows you to unfold your talent but is also a tool from which you can pick the very best of breed, ensuring your digital project comes to life exactly the way you want - or need - it to. Pricing: Free Forever (support available) Hosting: Not included
Umbraco Cloud is the Umbraco CMS hosted on Microsoft Azure. The source code is still open and Cloud comes packed with added features and improved developer workflows for upgrading, deploying changes and much more. Pricing: from €36/month Hosting: Included
A headless CMS doesn't have to be complicated. Umbraco Heartcore is a headless CMS that's friendly for editors, and flexible for developers. It's built on top of an open-source CMS that powers over 500,000 websites all over the world. Choose a headless solution that can scale and extend to whatever architecture and integrations you need. Pricing: from €39/month Hosting: Included
More Than a Headless CMS. With our composable architecture, you'll soon see why so many businesses have already made Agility their first choice for their most demanding projects.
What can developer do with Agility CMS
Use Agility's flexible, extensible, API-first platform to create next-level digital experiences using any coding language or front-end framework.
Our relentless focus on performance, scalability, and security means your content will always be ready to grow with your business.
At Agility, we’re committed to making your digital project a success. That’s why we offer a variety of training, consultation, and support services to help bring your vision to life.
How much does Agility CMS cost?
Easily create, manage, and personalize amazing shopping experiences for all your digital channels with a headless CMS built with commerce needs in mind.
What can developer do with Bloomreach Headless CMS
Bloomreach’s drag-and-drop page builder makes it easy to put your content and products in their best light with direct preview, in-context editing, easy menu and link management, and brand consistency.
Dealing with existing enterprise architecture? No problem. Easily connect with your commerce ecosystem and launch faster with out-of-the-box storefront accelerators.
Deliver entire page layouts in JSON format and power any channel, whether it’s a SPA or IoT device. Get sophisticated content delivery and management APIs at your fingertips to power pretty much anything that comes next.
How much does Bloomreach Headless CMS cost?
No public pricing information
The content platform for projects of any size, built around the needs of all team members. Simply put, the most user-friendly and performant headless CMS.
What can developer do with Dato CMS
Performant, secure, and close to every customer
Develop faster with powerful developer tools
Endless transformations at your disposal
Produce videos and serve them fast to any device
Reach global audience with localized content
Easily build dynamic layouts for landing pages
Validations, sandbox environments and roles
Supercharge your content approval process
Live changes to content on production website
Freedom for editors, control for developers
How much does Dato CMS cost?
A Hybrid CMS offers the advantages of a Headless CMS with the ease of a traditional CMS, making it ideal for both marketing and IT teams alike.
What can developer do with dotCMS
Producing, managing, and delivering quality content that map to personalized experiences is harder than it seems. From a drag-and-drop editor experience to secure workflows, multilingual, and multi-tenant capabilities, dotCMS gives you the enterprise content management features you want with the scalable and flexible capabilities you need.
With APIs at its core, dotCMS’s Hybrid CMS gives you the power to create and deliver content in any format to any channel. Our Hybrid tools like Edit Mode Anywhere (Single-page Application Editor) and our story block editor, provide content creators with visual editing tools, layout builders, no-code content modeling, workflows and more.
Secure, scalable and fully customizable, dotCMS Cloud is capable of deploying websites, intranets, extranets, portals, apps or any content driven strategy with unprecedented speed and agility — all without heavy reliance on your IT team.
dotCMS allows you to set up authoring and publishing environments across geographic regions for a globally distributed publishing network. With static and dynamic publishing options, dotCMS gives you the flexibility to scale with confidence.
Brands today have invested countless hours and resources into implementing technologies like marketing automation systems, CRMs, eCommerce, AI platforms, and more. Built with a robust API architecture, dotCMS helps you take advantage of best-of-breed technologies investment with seamless integrations.
How much does dotCMS cost?
The CMS API for content-driven sites and apps that doesn't sacrifice an ounce of web experience capability
What can developer do with Ingeniux Headless Content Management (Plus)
Enable developers to build modern web experiences using a JAM Stack architecture. Manage routing, preview, workflow, governance, and even In-Context Editing. Go headless without sacrificing content management capabilities.
Solve content updates and application build challenges. Empower marketing and SME's to update Help, labels, CTAs and other in-app content from a central location without impacting Dev Ops using our decoupled architecture and headless CMS.
Manage content remotely without making developers rebuild or recompile their applications. No need to resubmit to the App Store or force updates on mobile devices.
Enable external third parties to manage and update co-branded sites and apps following a strict workflow and approval process without needing direct access to the application.
How much does Ingeniux Headless Content Management (Plus) cost?
No public pricing information
Discover Prepr, the headless CMS with built-in personalization. Learn how to optimize your content with Prepr’s user-friendly interface and tools.
What can developer do with Prepr
How much does Prepr cost?
Our headless CMS is fully customizable and enables developers and editors to work together to build and compose better content experiences faster.
What can developer do with Enonic
We offer a modern platform for content and digital experiences. To top it off, we have one key differentiator: freedom. With Enonic you get no lock-in to proprietary cloud services, and will benefit from an open culture with an active community and multiple support options.
Our state of the art technology stack enables faster projects and rapid user adoption. Our platform is fast and scalable, with support for agile development, flexible integrations, and automation.
Enonic powers mission critical deployments worldwide. Our robust testing and quality systems ensure high security, scalability, and resilience.
We make the daily operations easier for everyone involved—whether it is developers looking for fast and open technology, editors looking for full flexibility and powerful content management, or business people looking for a scalable and predictable platform.
How much does Enonic cost?
Zesty’s Headless CMS makes it easy to test, deploy, and scale content across various channels and every device.
What can developer do with Zesty Headless CMS
Go global with multi-language and localized content capabilities.
Quickly adapt your content to mobile and tablet devices without having to redesign everything.
From meta tags to optimized page speed, let Zesty do the work to keep your SEO running smoothly.
Lower your bounce rates and engage more customers with pages that load 68% faster.
House all of your digital files in one place, with an integrated system that can support SVG, Webp, JPEG, PDF, GIF, and more.
Build your own endpoints and Zesty.io will automatically update content
Define URLs and create new pages without developer intervention
Manage redirects in the platform in one simple-to-use interface
Access live previews, on-page editing and simple composing with Zesty's tools for non-technical teams
How much does Zesty Headless CMS cost?
Free community plan
Magnolia is the superior headless content management solution for a future-proof Digital Experience Platform. Unify your content and commerce in one platform.
What can developer do with Magnolia
Consume content via APIs to power your shopping experiences in any frontend or storefront, from website to SPA, PWA, and digital signage.
Contextualize content effectively and at scale, and instantly preview how it will be presented to different visitor segments.
Easily create and manage content in a central hub using a visual editor, and reuse it across the web and other channels.
Connect to any system—from legacy to API-first—and bring products, customer data, marketing automation, and analytics into Magnolia.
How much does Magnolia cost?
No public pricing information
VaahCMS is a headless CMS built with Laravel & VueJs. You can develop enterprise applications with a CMS which wouldn’t interfere in your application development strategy.
What can developer do with Vaah CMS
VaahCMS is just one command away. Step by step wizard to setup VaahCMS with all necessary setting.
Yes, you read it correct. You are in control to define content structure for your next website.
Hierarchical model–view–controller (HMVC) ready. Each module and theme has it's own MVC directory structure.
Easy to extend the various section of Administrator control panel without any sweat. One centralize file to manage all extendable sections.
Develop vue apps your way. Modules and themes can have there own Vue apps which can be configured the way you want it.
CMS generally restrict you to follow certain guidelines to develop themes, in VaahCMS is none. Feel like you're working with Laravel, the way you know it.
How much does Vaah CMS cost?
Open source and free
👋🏽 About Headless CMS
A headless CMS (Content Management System) is a type of CMS that provides content management and storage capabilities, but does not have a user interface for creating and managing content. Instead, it exposes its content and functionality through APIs (Application Programming Interfaces), which allows developers to build their own user interface and integrate the CMS into their own applications or websites.
A headless CMS is typically used when the user interface for managing content needs to be customized or integrated into a specific application or workflow. It can also be useful for scenarios where the content needs to be accessed and displayed on a variety of different platforms or devices, such as websites, mobile apps, and IoT (Internet of Things) devices.
Some examples of headless CMSs include Contentful, Prismic, and Strapi. These tools can provide developers with a flexible and scalable way to manage and deliver content, without the need to build their own content management system from scratch.
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