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Strapi

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

/momonth
Per User

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

4.8

/5

41

Price starts from

$

9

/momonth
Per User

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Strapi features

Functionality

4.5

/5

41
Total Features35 2 categories

Most valued features by users

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

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Strapi users reviews

Overall rating

4.7

/5

41

Positive reviews

98%

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Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.39/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

31

9

1

0

0

Pros
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.

BA

Bruno A.

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.

AC

Arik C.

Strapi allow us to create a Backend environment with ease by reducing development times through a very good API.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Cons
It is on an Alpha state, so it is dangerous to rely on it for production.

RF

Rubén F.

The problems with windows, this slowed down my start.

MB

Mattias B.

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.

JP

Jean-Philippe D.

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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API Framework / Headless CMS Made easy (and free)

Reviewed 3 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
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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wonderful headless cms

Reviewed 2 years ago

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

Pros

easy to use simple to setup and to configure support graphql

Cons

still in alpha no many plugins available

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

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strapi get the job done

Reviewed 3 years ago

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

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 Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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A great headless cms for your MVP

Reviewed 5 months ago

I became a regular user. There are few projects in which I do not use strapi, as it proves to be a rapid development helping in the evaluation of the features.

Pros

It is open-source. It is Restifull but has support for GraphQL It provides the Playground to build and test your queries and mutations. Docker support. All data is yours, that is, you have full control over your database. The project receives frequent investments from large companies. Extremely easy and quick to start a project.

Cons

Relationships in the database are still a critical and sometimes problematic point. It has no migrations of data. There is no 2FA. It does not delete unnecessary tables and columns from the database. Typescript is not supported.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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

Reviewed 2 years ago

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.

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.

Strapi FAQs and common questions

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


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


Strapi supports the following languages:
English


Yes, Strapi has an API available for use.


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


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

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