Chicago-based ButterCMS is a headless content management system that comes with either a bundled or standalone headless blog engine.
Originally built as an alternative to WordPress as a blogging platform, ButterCMS is now a full-fledged CMS that integrates with existing websites and apps to deliver content headlessly, decoupling content from the website itself.
For some context, CMSWire spoke to ButterCMS co-founder and CEO Jake Lumetta.
Lumetta says that he and Co-founder Abi Noda developed ButterCMS when they ran into some WordPress-shaped problems while working at a technology startup.
“There was a business requirement to add a blog to our site, [which is obviously] a very common scenario. So we went down the default path most companies go down: We set up and custom-themed a WordPress instance,” Lumetta said.
“It seemed like a safe bet, but it turned out to be a very expensive and time-consuming process to customize WordPress to look and behave the way we wanted. Adding a blog or CMS capability to any modern technology stack should be dead simple. In our experience, it hasn’t been. That’s what Butter, with an API-first approach to content, aims to solve,” he said.
Their efforts have resulted in the hosted ButterCMS blog engine being completely headless.
Getting Started with ButterCMS
Along with framework-agnostic headless content management and delivery, ButterCMS serves up the following features:
- Custom content types
- Media library
- CDN for assets
- WYSIWYG editor
- Testing environment
- Content previews
- Content localization
To create pages, chunks of text or any other content type, you’ll need to…