Strapi Software

4.74 / 5 (31)

About Strapi


Strapi is an open-source content management system that helps small to large businesses create and manage content for websites and mobile applications. The customizable solution allows editors to add, modify and delete all types of media and other assets with a single platform.

Key features of Strapi include text editor, website management, publishing, file upload and user access permissions. It comes with a flexible structure, which allows users to define frameworks of content types such as string titles, paragraphs, names, list of names, articles and more. Additionally, it provides an email plugin for users to send emails on internal servers and externals providers. 

Strapi comes with an API with REST or GraphQL, allowing businesses to customize the platform and add plugins for emailing, productivity, monitoring and more. Pricing is available on request and support is extended via FAQs, documentation and other online measures.



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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Windows 8, Windows 10

31 Reviews of Strapi

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.74 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

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February 2019

Derrick from QTS Data Centers

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

February 2019

API Framework / Headless CMS Made easy (and free)

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.

March 2019

Arik from RunningExperience.com

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2019

The search is over

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. 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

I'm building a running related platform that features unique running events around the world.

I'm doing this as a part time "gig" because I have full time job.

For the front end I settled on react which seems to do the trick.

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.

In other words, I wanted something that would get me up and running in no time but that I could also fine tune down the road for custom features.

After spending a significant amount of time researching hosted, self-hosted, open source and commercial offerings I found strapi.

It ticked every one of my requirement boxes and then some. It's even able to run on postgres which is my favorite db.

Now I'm working full speed to launch my website and figure out my content instead of spending months trying to build a backend and UI for it from scratch.

Cons

Would be nice to have an easy launcher or AMI for AWS. Seems like deployment options could be better documented.

March 2019

Vijayant from Tourio.co

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2019

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

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.

March 2019

Jean-Philippe from Arsenal Web

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2019

The CMD Front-end Developpers love.

Pros

It is true. Strapi is very convenient to use and also customize. It works using plugins and makes it really easy to stay organised. 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.

March 2019

Bruno from Trip4Share

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2019

The future of Headless CMS for Node

I have been experimenting with Strapi for the past 6 months and have loved every minute of it. It truly solves the data coupling problem associated with traditional CMS's, and does so in a very intuitive way. 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.

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

April 2019

Anonymous

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Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

April 2019

Using Strapi to Unlock GIS data

We needed to expose GIS data stored in a proprietary database to users via the browser. Strapi allowed me to quickly write the backend code that had authorization and a REST API built in. I connected one end to the GIS and the other to a React-based front-end, using GeoJSON. This allowed the business to unlock GIS data without having to rely on proprietary GIS clients.

Pros

Strapi is easy to use and the included GUI allows setting up data, performing admin tasks and creating endpoints intuitive and simple. I also like the hooks that allow me to add standard functionality.

Cons

So far I haven't found anything not to like. I used to have to write custom code, now Strapi has eliminated much of this code.

February 2019

Luiz from Hotmart

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2019

One of the best Headless CMS i've used.

I use it to provide a API for my Nuxt.js Applications. As it is simple to use, create apis for my applications its not hard to me anymore, since i've been start to use Strapi API.

Pros

The simplicity of use. 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.

March 2019

William from Freelance

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2019

The Best Open Source Headless CMS

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. I just explicitly called all the parameters in the install command and it worked that way. Not a big deal, but could be a major road block for a new developer.

March 2019

THANSEEM from PIT Solutions

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2019

Awesome Product

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.

March 2019

Rubén from Globatalent

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2019

Awesome for agile startups

Pros

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

Cons

It is on an Alpha state, so it is dangerous to rely on it for production. The ecosystem of plugins is on its infancy, so you would writing some common tasks (and potentially critical, like verifying payments)

April 2019

Javier from Santander Tecnología

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2019

Great software

Pros

It is easy to use and implementvery intuitive

Cons

Currently I have not seen consI think it's an excellent option

February 2019

Mattias from Staffing and Recruiting

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2019

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

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.

February 2019

Rafael from Universo Varejo

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2019

Really good open source project

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. Already support graphQL and is using koa framework so is totally updated with news technology.

Cons

I missed some languages translations only.