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GraphCMS

Enterprise headless content management with GraphQL

4.89/5 (9 reviews)

GraphCMS overview

What is GraphCMS?

GraphCMS is a modern content management platform that helps teams bring content to any channel. High-traffic publishing and marketing websites, multi-language e-commerce platforms, interactive mobile apps, voice apps – GraphCMS is the solid content infrastructure used by organizations like Discovery, Tchibo, and Shure.

GraphCMS empowers enterprises to:

- centralize editorial, product and marketing content and streamline workflows;
- cut developer implementation times by more than 5x;
- cut IT hiring costs by letting teams use their preferred development framework;
- gather content from users, partners, and external systems in one place.

GraphCMS’s API-first content management system allows users to build essential content infrastructures for their digital products, while setting the stage for content creators. Users can build and define everything about their GraphQL API including structures, relations, and permissions. Content creators can manage their content using the tools they're already used to, such as text editors, asset workflows and advanced roles, with no pull requests required. Organizations can use the GraphQL API to start feeding content into any platform.

The GraphCMS platform enables freedom of expression without templates or plugins, allowing users to build their digital products API-first, and exactly how they envision them. Tools for true multi-platform development including mobile, web, VR, IoT, and more, are all serviced by a single GraphQL API with automatic documentation, advanced filters, and type safety.
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Pricing

Starting from
$49/month
Pricing options
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Devices

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Markets

United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 other markets, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English
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GraphCMS user reviews

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Hugo M.

Absolutely amazing. Hands down the best headless CMS out there.

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-01-30
Review Source: Capterra

The benefits are mostly laid out in the pros. To summarize though, I'd say that the biggest benefits are how insanely fast we can now build CMS based products at Blazity. The development time for both the initial prototypes and production versions is substantially shorter thanks to GraphCMS and it's wonderful API.

Pros
The ease of use, slick design, powerful features (and how fast the new ones are being added in) and the fact that everything simply is a GraphQL endpoint makes graphcms a real alternative for wordpress and other cms solutions. every single one of our projects that requires a CMS is making it's way to GraphCMS as of writing this. Godspeed!

Cons
The only thing that really bothered me with GraphCMS is that the customizability and extensibility of it is limited right now. Fortunately it's changing now and the webapp is getting open sourced!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Tatyana M.

Scalable CMS, great for multi-language content, loved by our marketing team

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-05-07
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
My team needed a scalable headless CMS for our homepage, company blog, and all of our periodic content. Why we chose GraphCMS: rich-text visual editor, easy-to-use localization feature (our content is in 11 languages), scalability (several hundred thousand visitors per month) and the ability to write content into the CMS programmatically (awesome for importing content from other systems). Although our front-end design was ready before we chose GraphCMS, the integration was effortless and fast.

Cons
GraphCMS is built to handle structured data, so its added value is lower if you are handling freeform marketing websites.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

Great content structure and localization capabilities

Used occasionally for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2021-03-24
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
I was impressed by how easy it is to structure and organize content with GraphCMS. Localization API is amazing. The free version is available, but enterprise plans include some advanced functionality.

Cons
I didn't gey any bad impressions on this CMS.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Ali K.

Develop your website with any technology for any platform because it’s Headless CMS

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2021-02-16
Review Source: Capterra

For me, it is a good and lovely CMS that in addition to Flexibility to customizing schemas, Stunning GraphQL API with powerful query and mutation facilities. My overall experience with GraphCMS Excellent customer support

Pros
I like Headless CMS features, Experience a new generation of advanced CMS with modern technologies. In addition to it has many smart features, it is very fast and agile. The support team is also a great professional and excellent friendly team.

Cons
Rich Text editor has some issues and must be solved ASAP.‌ Out of this issue , the rest are all good and excellent.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Matthew F.

A truly author-friendly headless CMS

Used monthly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-07-29
Review Source: Capterra

Our team uses GraphCMS to push breaking news stories to our project’s webpage. The project is a part of a large non-profit initiative and the goal is to feature current content (news stories, celebrity endorsements). Authors are able to quickly add content to the CMS without sacrificing the high quality our readers expect.

Pros
Speaking from the author’s perspective, GraphCMS works really well for our project. We needed a straightforward headless CMS that could be set up very quickly. It allows content creators without any technical knowledge to easily write and publish articles – without bothering our developers. The pre-defined roles and the visual text editor are central to our workflow.

Cons
The project dashboard is very developer-focused. It would be nice to have more information for editors like recently published articles or articles for review.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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GraphCMS pricing

Starting from
$49/month
Pricing options
Free
Free trial
Subscription
View Pricing Plans

Information about GraphCMS' enterprise plans which include 24/7 support, SLAs, custom traffic limits, custom features and consulting, can be requested at sales@graphcms.com

Self-service plans:

BASIC: $49 per project / month
STANDARD: $149 per project / month
PROFESSIONAL: $499 per project / month

GraphCMS features

API
Access Controls/Permissions
Collaboration Tools
Content Management
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
SEO Management
Search/Filter

Activity Dashboard (239 other apps)
Alerts/Notifications (203 other apps)
Cataloging/Categorization (191 other apps)
Customizable Branding (249 other apps)
Drag & Drop (227 other apps)
Inventory Management (199 other apps)
Order Management (221 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (209 other apps)
Reporting/Analytics (300 other apps)
Shopping Cart (178 other apps)
Third Party Integrations (300 other apps)
eCommerce Management (198 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for GraphCMS

Key features of GraphCMS

  • Access controls/permissions
  • Asset, image, video, audio, OBJ support
  • Content localization
  • Custom roles
  • Custom workflows
  • Digital concierge
  • Global asset CDN
  • GraphQL Query API
  • GraphQL mutation API
  • Image editor
  • Image transformations
  • Locale Based Publishing
  • Management API
  • Powerful GraphQL API
  • Revision history
  • Stage syncing
  • Staging environments
  • Text editor
  • Union Types
  • Web content publishing
  • Webhooks
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Benefits

• Use native support of GraphQL with generated content APIs for power, flexible and accurate data fetching.

• Use mutation APIs to open a new world of interactive content management. Data import, user generated content and more becomes a breeze with GraphCMS.

• Create projects according to specifications without the heavy handed opinion of the traditional CMS. Categories, tags and pages are possible, but optional.

• Use GraphCMS's un-opinionated CMS to launch the right features for your app, instead of fighting features you don't need.

• Enjoy the built-in API explorer to test your queries and preview the data response.

• GraphCMS's quick and intelligent customer support will always do their best to help users get the most out of GraphCMS.