Alternative to Hygraph

Hygraph is a GraphQL Headless CMS (but they call it a “federated content platform”). It allows you take content, enrich it and distribute elsewhere.

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Hygraph has gained popularity among big businesses worldwide. It is a GraphQL Headless CMS, which is a type of content management system that separates the backend, where the content is stored and managed, from the frontend, where the content is displayed.

One of the key features of Hygraph’s CMS is its ability to handle content federation, which is the process of merging and managing content from multiple sources. This allows businesses to centralise their content management while still maintaining the ability to access and use content from various systems and platforms.

Hygraph’s CMS is also an API-first solution, meaning that the backend is built around a set of APIs that allow for easy integration with other systems and frontend technologies. This makes it a frontend and backend agnostic solution, meaning that it can be used with a wide range of technologies, and can be easily integrated into existing systems.

Hygraph is being used by over 50,000 teams worldwide.

Quickly level up your content marketing efforts

Hygraph may be the bigger name, but when it comes to SaaS SMBs, Spinal is the clear winner. Spinal is a lightweight, git-based CMS that focuses on the most important aspect for any SaaS SMBs: content marketing. Spinal is easier to set up and maintain, and being git-based, makes it a breeze to set up without costly developer time. And let’s not forget the most important thing, it’s more affordable and doesn’t require any upfront costs or long-term contracts.

Spinal vs Hygraph feature comparison

Spinal is built with a focus on SaaS SMB's, who want to focus more on content marketing.

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Price $29/month $399
Set up Very easy Difficult
Collaborators 10 25
Kanban workflow
Fine-grained Access
Self Host
Built for SSG
Rich Text Editor
Calendar view
Outputs Markdown
Edit Lock
Comments & Notes
Image Support
Version History
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