Alternative to Forestry

Spinal is an alternative to But as it is being discontinued, it's time to move the best git-based CMS for content marketing: Spinal.

preview of Spinal posts edit screen with navigation on the left, content with a markdown toolbar in the middle and the comments panel on the right

Forestry is, just like Spinal, a Git-based CMS and started in 2016. Forestry is a solid product used by companies around the world.

But as they are moving in a new direction, the product is being discontinued (in March 2023), meaning it’s no longer in active development.

Feature-rich, but less for content marketing

Over the years Forestry has built a rich feature-set. From a solid markdown editor to a media library. Forestry ticks most of the boxes of any good CMS. But if you want more collaborative features to improve the content your team creates, you are out of luck.

Spinal vs Forestry feature comparison

Spinal is designed with SaaS teams in mind. They are looking for a product they can rely on for years to come, instead of switching to another product in development.

Spinal logo Spinal Logo for forestry Forestry
Price $29/month Starts at $29/month
Set up Very easy Easy
Collaborators Unlimited 5 (more at higher plan)
Fine-grained Access
Self Host
Built for SSG
Rich Text Editor
Calendar view
Outputs Markdown
Edit Lock
Comments & Notes
Image Support
Version History
Active Development
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  • The UI is so clean and intuitive. Pure bliss compared to other CMS' we've tried.
  1. Is Spinal Git-based?

    Yes! Just like Forestry, setting up Spinal is as simple as connecting your GitHub repo and you are good to go.

  2. How many collaborators can I have with Spinal?

    Unlimited! With Spinal’s flat pricing, you can invite your marketing team, developers and QA. Every one on your team can collaborate on your static marketing site.

  3. Does Spinal have support for images?

    Yes! Just drag/drop any image into your content or frontmatter and it gets pushed to either your GitHub repo or optionally to Cloudinary.

  4. Does Spinal supports my favourite static site generator?

    Proably! Spinal supports the most popular static site generators in the industry. See them all.

  5. You are not suddenly going to work on another product, are you?

    Ever since we privately launched in early 2022, Spinal has been growing steadily. We are just getting started.

We'll move you from Forestry to Spinal. For free!

While getting started with Spinal is as easy as connecting your GitHub repo, Spinal provides a concierge service to every new (trialing) customer. Maybe you want to go over some settings? Or get help inviting your team? All at no extra charge. Start your 5-day free trial and contact support for all the details.

How does Spinal compare to other alternatives?

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