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CMS for Jekyll

Seeing that Jekyll is the GOAT amongst static site generators, it’s no surprise it’s supported by many headless/git-based CMS.

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Having chosen Jekyll as the static site generator for your static SaaS site, means not only a plethora of options of plugins and themes, but also support for many CMS to help you create, update and (hopefully) schedule your content. This is a non-extensive list of CMS options with support for Jekyll.

Spinal #

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Spinal is the beautiful and minimal CMS that powers this very blog. It’s used by hundreds of SaaS companies and agencies around the world. Spinal is a commercial, Git-based CMS. Getting started is very easy. $29/month.

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Headless Ghost CMS #

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Ghost is a beautifully-designed blogging platform, kickstarted in 2013. Next to the blogging capabilities, Ghost also allows you to set up a (paid) newsletter. Headless Ghost CMS is a oss, headless CMS. Getting started is difficult. Starts at $9/month.

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Headless WordPress CMS #

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WordPress is one of the most used CMS/blogging tools around. Initially released in 2003 and currently used by ~40% of the websites. Headless WordPress CMS is a oss, headless CMS. Getting started is very difficult. Free (when self-hosting).

Netlify CMS #

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Netlify CMS is an open source content management system that was started at Netlify. Just like Spinal it’s Git-based. Because of the underlying structure, it works really well with most static-site generators. Netlify CMS is a oss, Git-based CMS. Getting started is intermediate. Free. It’s not actively developed anymore.

Forestry #

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Forestry is, just like Spinal, a Git-based CMS and started in 2016. Forestry is a solid product used by companies around the world. Forestry is a commercial, Git-based CMS. Getting started is easy. Starts at $29/month. It’s not actively developed anymore.

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CloudCannon #

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CloudCannon is a Git-powered CMS that has many features that go beyond content editing. It started in 2013. It has many advanced features like a visual editing. All these features come with the downside of being pretty difficult to set up. CloudCannon is a commercial, Git-based CMS. Getting started is not too difficult. Starts at $45.

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Contentful #

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Contentful is an API-first content platform founded in 2013. It’s a powerful tool to craft content not just for marketing sites, but for any kind of app or environment that needs content. It’s can be extended with one of the many apps built on their platform. Contentful is a commercial, headless CMS. Getting started is difficult. $489/month.

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Grav #

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Grav is a modern open source flat-file CMS, voted in 2016 as the best open-source CMS. It is built up from the start with a performance in mind and is extensible. Its focus is on developers. Grav is a oss, headless CMS. Getting started is difficult. $0 (paid upgrades available).

Decap CMS #

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Decap CMS is an open source content management system that was rebranded from Netlify CMS. Just like Spinal it’s Git-based. Because of the underlying structure, it works really well with most static-site generators. Decap CMS is a oss, Git-based CMS. Getting started is intermediate. Free.

Tina CMS #

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Tina CMS is open-source, content management system for static sites. Tina CMS is a oss, Git-based CMS. Getting started is difficult. Starts at $29.

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