Who Uses This Software?

Strapi is for all sized companies, from freelancers to larger organisations who need to manage content through an API. Strapi is based on feedbacks from the community, developers and content managers.


Average Ratings

31 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

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    Not provided by vendor
  • Pricing Details
    Forever Free.
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Strapi
  • strapi.io
  • Founded 2016
  • France

About Strapi

Strapi is the open-source headless CMS based on Node.js for all your developers content management and API needs. In minutes, you have a working API and can concentrate on developing software without the hassle of CMS complexities. All your data is made available through a 100% customizable API to be a perfect fit for your needs. We take care of the backend for you so you don't have to. Companies of all sizes are already using Strapi in production.


Strapi Features

  • Audio Content
  • Customizable Templates
  • Document Indexing
  • E-forms
  • Full Text Search
  • Image Editor
  • SEO Management
  • Text Editor
  • Version Control
  • Video Content
  • Website Management

Strapi Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Capterra loader

API Framework / Headless CMS Made easy (and free)

Feb 19, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Strapi is extremely easy to setup

Simple database configuration with many choices (Mongo, Postgres, and MySQL)

Simple to modify the backend code

Getting up and running from zero to a complete API with data in as little as 10 to 20 minutes

Cons: I do think that more time needs to be spent on building a solid foundation (which the Strapi team are working on)

More time needs to be spent testing bugs for all usecases (or some automation for the frontend testing needs to be implemented and I believe that is being done right now)

While not an issue with the software itself, I do think that services like Heroku need to be put on the backburner and not pushed as heavily as Strapi is a service, Heroku and other "serverless" environments are not built to handle complex applications. At the same time more user involvment with Pull Requests are something that would greatly help development and bug fixing.

Overall: Honestly this is by far the easiest solution for jumping into the headless CMS world and even better as an API framework to power whatever your needs are; Web, Mobile, Desktop, IOT, and even a smart toaster! The Strapi team is great and works hard to release feature and fix bugs as fast as they can.

The search is over

Mar 28, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I'm building a running related platform that features unique running events around the world.

I'm doing this as a part time "gig" because I have full time job.

For the front end I settled on react which seems to do the trick.

For the backend there were lots of options but my requirements were: easy UI for editors, configurable data model, graphql and an easy way to customize the functionality.

In other words, I wanted something that would get me up and running in no time but that I could also fine tune down the road for custom features.

After spending a significant amount of time researching hosted, self-hosted, open source and commercial offerings I found strapi.

It ticked every one of my requirement boxes and then some. It's even able to run on postgres which is my favorite db.

Now I'm working full speed to launch my website and figure out my content instead of spending months trying to build a backend and UI for it from scratch.

Cons: Would be nice to have an easy launcher or AMI for AWS. Seems like deployment options could be better documented.

Overall: I'm very impressed overall with the simplicity and lack of fluff, bloat features.

The ui is clean intuitive and doesn't require extensive understanding of the guys to get going super quickly.

The core product gives you more than enough to launch your APIs and there is good documentation that explain how to extend it when needed.

Save time and money of building a REST API backend for your app

Mar 27, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 1. You can get a production ready REST API backend for you super duper hit mobile or web app in mere 20 minutes.

2. Ease with which you can select different database types.

Cons: User management module can have customer role user facing dashboard too.

Overall: We built businesses with this tool by just using it as a simple CMS system. It's content type builder has a great intuitive user interface that helps design schemas really fast.

The CMD Front-end Developpers love.

Mar 28, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: It is true. Strapi is very convenient to use and also customize. It works using plugins and makes it really easy to stay organised. No more will you have to re-write boring redundent API codes.

Cons: Can't really say anything bad about it right now other than the fact there the learning curve can be slightly big and the lack of videos online when learning.

The future of Headless CMS for Node

Mar 06, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: - Setting up a new project is extremely simple

- Layout is great

- Supports many database types

- API creation is flexible and very customizable (as advertised)

Cons: - Minor annoying bugs (alpha version)

- Not many plugins/extensions yet

- Internationalization features are missing

Overall: I have been experimenting with Strapi for the past 6 months and have loved every minute of it. It truly solves the data coupling problem associated with traditional CMS's, and does so in a very intuitive way.

Strapi is an amazing product, and I can see it being heavily adopted by Node developers in the future. The fact that it is open-source makes it even better.

Using Strapi to Unlock GIS data

Apr 04, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Strapi is easy to use and the included GUI allows setting up data, performing admin tasks and creating endpoints intuitive and simple. I also like the hooks that allow me to add standard functionality.

Cons: So far I haven't found anything not to like. I used to have to write custom code, now Strapi has eliminated much of this code.

Overall: We needed to expose GIS data stored in a proprietary database to users via the browser. Strapi allowed me to quickly write the backend code that had authorization and a REST API built in. I connected one end to the GIS and the other to a React-based front-end, using GeoJSON. This allowed the business to unlock GIS data without having to rely on proprietary GIS clients.

Capterra loader

One of the best Headless CMS i've used.

Feb 18, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The simplicity of use. It's very easy to use and have so much options to make simple to create a api that my web applications needed.

Cons: Its not simple to deploy it on production servers, especially on AWS and Heroku. I have so much issues before have success to deploy it on theses servers.

Overall: I use it to provide a API for my Nuxt.js Applications. As it is simple to use, create apis for my applications its not hard to me anymore, since i've been start to use Strapi API.

The Best Open Source Headless CMS

Mar 03, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The flexibility that allows the developer to really customize the data schema when building the entities and relationships.

Cons: The CLI was not working the best when creating a startup project. The easy install has you type in which db to use, but mine was defaulting to others. I just explicitly called all the parameters in the install command and it worked that way. Not a big deal, but could be a major road block for a new developer.

Overall: It is amazing. The amount of flexibility and the fact that it is free is great. I have used a few other Headless CMS and this one is by far the best. Highly recommend!

Awesome Product

Mar 05, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: 1.Flexibility

2.MultiLanguage support

3.Customization

Cons: 1.I have used umbraco cms.As of now there is no cons.

Overall: I have built a media centre for my project

Awesome for agile startups

Mar 13, 2019
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Highly customizable, beautiful and intuitive interface and the large amount of databases avaliable to use with.

Cons: It is on an Alpha state, so it is dangerous to rely on it for production. The ecosystem of plugins is on its infancy, so you would writing some common tasks (and potentially critical, like verifying payments)

Great software

Apr 17, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It is easy to use and implementvery intuitive

Cons: Currently I have not seen consI think it's an excellent option

Simple but still very functional! With endless posibilities (and customisation).

Feb 18, 2019
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: The way to setup a api quickly without much coding, but still understanding te basics.

Cons: The problems with windows, this slowed down my start. But vm's offered a solution and after a good development setup I was very well on my way.

Overall: I use Strapi as a node backend, this is usefull in combination with my node frontend webapp.

Really good open source project

Feb 20, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Strapi is ease to use, totally functional and extensible with your needs. Already support graphQL and is using koa framework so is totally updated with news technology.

Cons: I missed some languages translations only.

Overall: I'm solving our back end API getting really fast the project.

Very easy to user for beginners

Apr 02, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Very user friendly and easy to use , for a beginner who want's to start developing api's this is by far one of my favorites

Cons: So far nothing nothing made me dislike this software

Overall: I'm loving It

Creating your own API is really easy

Mar 07, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: The easy and really quick way to create content type and data and access to it with Postman.

Cons: The little bug about default value for enumerated type.

Overall: I wanted to develop a personal program and a friend of mine told me about strapi : you don't really care about the backend ? So go to use Strapi and indeed, Strapi helped me a lot and I earn so much time with it!

REST-api-first CMS for MongoDB with modern features and active developer community

Mar 25, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Strapi is actively being developed and extended to fit the needs of the growing user base. The community around Strapi including the Slack channel have been very helpful. We were able to start prototypingimmediately with Strapi and built a mobile client and a web user panel on top of it (got to love REST+Oauth)!

Cons: While active development means that popular features are implemented as they are requested by the community, some less popular features may take longer to realize.

Fantastic Headless Alternative

Feb 18, 2019
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: The simplicity of getting Strapi up and running and connected to your frontend is key. Building content types is a great experiance and very fluid. I love the environment switching in the backend, this really solves a pain point in traditional cms workflows. I also really appreciate the separation of concerns, in other words not creating another "everything but the kitchen sink" cms.

Cons: It needs more extensions. However, I'm sure this will come with time.

Ridiculously Simple

Feb 19, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: _simplicity of building simple backends or apis for my customers

_superfast protoyping or production ready apis / backends

_highly customizable

_plugin system

Cons: _there are only a few plugins (which will change soon afaik -> roadmap)

Overall: Often times smaller projects are not profitable enough. With Strapi they are. It is so easy to spin up a simple api + backend so that i can focus on providing an awesome frontend. love it already!

Easy of use, fast and reliable API creator / CMS Headless

Feb 25, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Fast and easy to learn and deploy.

Concise code and reliable.

Nice way to introduct my team to JS API.

Cons: Should have a "front-end" view with examples os all created APIs.

wonderful headless cms

May 09, 2019
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: easy to use

simple to setup and to configure

support graphql

Cons: still in alpha

no many plugins available

Overall: i was looking for a headless cms and i found strapi fit perfectly with what i need.

Dmitry Barabash -> Review for Strapi

Apr 16, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: User interface, usabillity, speed, js stack

Cons: First installation was with problem. Will be good if you'll add guide when user first login

Overall: Start work with Strapi on the per project

Focus on the front end

Mar 10, 2019
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: Easy, quick solution to build back end api.

Cons: Data has no version control, cannot revert back.

What else?

Feb 19, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: Simple as it. You will.. you get !

No need deeply knowledge of anykind of language.

First try and adopted..

Cons: Need more features for a real Headless production CMS..

But in a few months, Strapi will be my best friend forever :)

Overall: Strapi to the Moon !

It's a great product

Feb 18, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Having zero knowledge about node I was able to quickly jump in and make an API for an iOS app, once I got stuck I was able to dig into the code and even managed to fix an issue with one of the DB drivers.

Cons: It's changing too fast, but that was expected given that is an alpha.

strapi get the job done

Feb 19, 2019
3/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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Pros: I loved the nice admin dashboard, the simple setup and the addition of authentication

Cons: I don't have any serious concern yet. I will give more information later

Overall: So far so good. I am still new to it but I'm enjoying it nonetheless.

Just started, but appears fantastic

Feb 22, 2019
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: The admin system looks fantastic and the ease with which you can expose endpoints for the API is great.

Cons: None so far. I will build something over the coming weekend. But so far, everything looks good :)

Simple and Easy Start up

Feb 21, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: How easy and simple it is to get up and running.

The Documentation is well laid out as well.

Cons: None at the current time. No problems really.

Overall: Just amazing

Capterra loader

Ease of use

Feb 19, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: well, the ease of use is unique

CRUD API in minutes

runnable inside Docker

Cons: the alpha still has some bugs - but thats not really a con (its alpha)

Awesome Headless CMS

Mar 22, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Rest and graphql

Builtin admin panel

Fast and easy setup

Cons: Support only 3 db

Not powerfull as feathersjs

One of the best framework/CMS i ever used

Feb 18, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Its easy to do what ever you want plus its free

Cons: Nothing, For now I dont have any cons ..

Overall: 100/100

Easy Development Process

Feb 19, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Basically, you can create your Restful API in a couple of minutes. Besides, you can create your content types with comprehensive relationships and you can manage all the rules of API access easily.

Cons: Provide user access to the management panel with a limited authorization that can manage only CRUD operations on the system.