Strapi Features

Strapi

Open-source CMS for website & mobile application projects

4.75/5 (36 reviews)

Strapi Feature Summary

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Data Modeling
  • No-Code
  • Software Development
  • Text Editor
  • Web App Development
  • Web Content Publishing

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Access Control
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Configurable Workflow
Content Filter
Content Library
Content Management
Content Repository
Custom Development
Custom Fields
Custom Forms
Custom Landing Pages
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Dashboard Creation
Data Filtering
Database Integration
Document Management
Email Integration
Image Library
Interactive Content
Metadata Management
Multimedia Support
Project Management
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Role-Based Permissions
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SEO Management
Text Editing
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API
Access Control
Application Integration
Applications Management
Authentication
Chat
Configurable Workflow
Content Filter
Content Library
Content Management
Content Repository
Custom Development
Custom Fields
Custom Forms
Custom Landing Pages
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Dashboard Creation
Data Filtering
Database Integration
Document Management
Email Integration
Image Library
Interactive Content
Metadata Management
Multimedia Support
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Workflow
Projections
Rich Text Editor
Role Management
Role-Based Permissions
Rule Based Publishing
SEO Management
Text Editing
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Website Management
Workflow Management
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API
Access Control
Application Integration
Applications Management
Authentication
Chat
Configurable Workflow
Content Filter
Content Library
Content Management
Content Repository
Custom Development
Custom Fields
Custom Forms
Custom Landing Pages
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Dashboard Creation
Data Filtering
Database Integration
Document Management
Email Integration
Image Library
Interactive Content
Metadata Management
Multimedia Support
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Workflow
Projections
Rich Text Editor
Role Management
Role-Based Permissions
Rule Based Publishing
SEO Management
Text Editing
Third Party Integration
Website Integration
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Strapi Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Strapi's features:

Vijayant Saini

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

2019-03-27

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

You can get a production ready REST API backend for you super duper hit mobile or web app in mere 20 minutes. 2.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Nurettin Çoban

Easy Development Process

2019-02-19

Pros

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Rubén Fernández Gordillo

Awesome for agile startups

2019-03-13

Pros

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

Cons

The ecosystem of plugins is on its infancy, so you would writing some common tasks (and potentially critical, like verifying payments)

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Samantha Tian

Focus on the front end

2019-03-10

Pros

Easy, quick solution to build back end api.

Cons

Data has no version control, cannot revert back.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Arik Cohen

The search is over

2019-03-28

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.

Pros

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.

Cons

Would be nice to have an easy launcher or AMI for AWS.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Sebastian Jung

Ridiculously Simple

2019-02-19

It is so easy to spin up a simple api + backend so that i can focus on providing an awesome frontend. love it already!

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)

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Bruno Agatao

The future of Headless CMS for Node

2019-03-06

It truly solves the data coupling problem associated with traditional CMS's, and does so in a very intuitive way.

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

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Utilities company, 5001-10000 employees)

Using Strapi to Unlock GIS data

2019-04-04

Strapi allowed me to quickly write the backend code that had authorization and a REST API built in.

Pros

I also like the hooks that allow me to add standard functionality.

Cons

I used to have to write custom code, now Strapi has eliminated much of this code.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Derrick Mehaffy

API Framework / Headless CMS Made easy (and free)

2019-02-19

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!

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 1001-5000 employees)

Creating your own API is really easy

2019-03-07

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!

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Rafael Hens Ribas

Really good open source project

2019-02-20

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

Pros

Strapi is ease to use, totally functional and extensible with your needs.

Cons

I missed some languages translations only.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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THANSEEM NAZAR

Awesome Product

2019-03-05

I have built a media centre for my project

Pros

1.Flexibility 2.MultiLanguage support 3.Customization

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Luiz Bueno

One of the best Headless CMS i've used.

2019-02-18

I use it to provide a API for my Nuxt.js Applications.

Pros

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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William Bensinger

The Best Open Source Headless CMS

2019-03-03

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!

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jean-Philippe Dufour

The CMD Front-end Developpers love.

2019-03-28

Pros

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Design company, 51-200 employees)

Dmitry Barabash -> Review for Strapi

2019-04-16

Start work with Strapi on the per project

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Renan Henrique Ferreira

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

2019-02-25

Pros

Nice way to introduct my team to JS API.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Julian Derungs

Ease of use

2019-02-19

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)

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Mattias Belt, van den

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

2019-02-18

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

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Aram Koukia

Great and Easy to Use Product

2019-11-05

Pros

It was very easy to get up and running with it.

Cons

Nothing comes to mind as a con yet. there just few minor ui bugs

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Julio Souza

Strapi will replace yoru CMS

2019-08-31

We've used Strapi in a few small projects and it's looking like a great alternative for our past choices

Pros

Strapi does a great job managing the basic structure of a CMS and including a lot of backend logic you'll probably use in your application.

Cons

It's still a infant compared to other CMS applications like Drupal and Wordpress (which supports API-only acess nowadays)

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Design company, 1-10 employees)

Backend for all of us

2019-11-05

Strapi allowed me to focus on front-end development because it leverages the backend aspect of the project through a robust software.

Pros

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

Cons

The software is on its early versions, it needs to improve the way to update the cms.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Robert Coster

Just started, but appears fantastic

2019-02-22

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 :)

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, myself only employees)

strapi get the job done

2019-02-19

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

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Internet company, 1001-5000 employees)

It’s a great product

2019-02-18

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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