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Strapi

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A leading open-source Javascript-based headless CMS

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Strapi Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Strapi product overview

Price starts from

9

/user

Per month

What is Strapi?

Strapi is the leading open-source headless CMS: 100% JavaScript, extensible, and fully customizable.

Key benefits of using Strapi

Open-source: Strapi is built with an engaged community of users.
Customizable: the API endpoints and the admin panel can be adapted to your needs.
100% JavaScript-based: Strapi smoothly integrates with the modern Jamstack tools and frameworks
Saves time: Strapi provides REST or GraphQL API out of the box, to let you focus on the frontend.
Self-hosted: you choose where to host your data and how much to pay for it.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Phone Support
Email/Help Desk
FAQs/Forum
Knowledge Base
Chat

Training options

Documentation
Videos
Webinars

Strapi pricing information

Value for money

4.7

/5

48

Starting from

9

/user

Per month

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Strapi features

Functionality

4.5

/5

48

Total features

36

2 categories

Most valued features by users

Third Party Integrations
API
Customizable Branding
Content Management
Customizable Templates
Access Controls/Permissions
SEO Management
Search/Filter

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Strapi users reviews

Overall Rating

4.7

/5

48

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.15/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

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11

1

1

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Pros
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.
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.
All in all, the software is best for use and has multiple advantages.
Cons
It is on an Alpha state, so it is dangerous to rely on it for production.
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.
So, the documentation process also gets difficult here and the Strapi system needs instant updates that they usually don't provide. Thus, the creators should look upon these issues.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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API Framework / Headless CMS Made easy (and free)

Reviewed 4 years ago

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.

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 Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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API builder for any size of project

Reviewed 7 months ago

We used Strapi as a beta and did not like it but came back after 2 years and figured out it actually became a viable option for projects and we we implemented it started to love it. Now three years later we became very confident on the functionality it offers. Still keeping an eye out for options though.

Pros

The flexibility of Strapi is great and it save us a ton of time. In the past we created our own backend APIs and it was a tedious task. Now with Strapi we can skip to the important parts where we can start building the business login of websites and apps rather then spending time on the backend. Content builder like Dynamic Zone which lets you structure content any way you need is something which every CMS should have present!

Cons

It is not easy to setup and the switch from traditional CMS to headless CMS can be difficult to make for some people. Also even though it is V4 it still is not fully matured and has bugs so you never know what will be broken or not be working 100%.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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Promising but difficult to deploy and use

Reviewed a month ago

While I was very positive about trying Strapi the Docker image problem soured it and I found alternatives that worked better.

Pros

Open source, we can host it ourselves, active community, lots of features and extensions.

Cons

The Docker image is one major version behind but this is not made clear until you've spent hours trying to get it all working and then check the forums.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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"Best Customizable CMS platform."

Reviewed 4 months ago

This software has a broad range of benefits and it is quite flexible for applications. In addition to this, this software has the best API and is very flexible for configuring the MacOS integrations. So, the premium user interface and easy to install features make it more demanding. The tool contains an intuitive display with the best functionality. All in all, the software is best for use and has multiple advantages. Thus, you will get the best headless CMS with open sources. So, the tool makes it easy for you to control a wide range of monetizing operations.

Pros

There are multiple benefits of Strapi and the most important one is the backend settings. This software has improved many features and allows the best website interface along with customizable modes. So, you can create the best graphic designs and other routes using this impeccable tool.

Cons

One of the worst drawbacks of Strapi is the inability of this software to support internalization. Moreover, all alt-tags couldn't be used and it is complicated to use this software. The user should have proper skills to manage the features and keys of this tool. The utmost important modifications that Strapi software needs are the backend setting. The tool doesn't support the typescript backend language which is quite disappointing. So, the documentation process also gets difficult here and the Strapi system needs instant updates that they usually don't provide. Thus, the creators should look upon these issues.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Strapi Experience

Reviewed 4 months ago

The overall experience was very nice , i used it get cms and backend in nodejs. very easy to use it . Best CMS.

Pros

1. It gives nice and clean UI CMS 2. regular update and bug fixes 3. auth apis come inbuilt and easy to customize 4. docs are very helpful 5. community is very nice 6. backend is in nodjs and can be customized 7. so many options for plugins and easy to add 8. develop the apis fast

Cons

1. No support for typescript we have to use javascript 2. no official plugins in vscode which helps in developing 3. the docs for publishing are not much helpful 4. Need some to get familier

Strapi FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does Strapi offer?

Strapi has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $9.00/month
Pricing model: Free, Subscription, Open Source
Free Trial: Available | (No Credit Card required)


Q. Who are the typical users of Strapi?

Strapi has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


Q. What languages does Strapi support?

Strapi supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does Strapi offer an API?

Yes, Strapi has an API available for use.


Q. What other apps does Strapi integrate with?

Strapi integrates with the following applications:
Cloudinary, SendGrid, Sentry, Algolia, Mailgun, Heroku, Gatsby


Q. What level of support does Strapi offer?

Strapi offers the following support options:
Phone Support, Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Chat

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