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A minimal CMS for Middleman

Middleman is great! Collaborating on it with your content marketing team not so much. Say hello to Spinal. 👋

preview of Spinal's posts index screen with navigation on the left and the posts lists on the right

Middleman, released in 2011, is a Ruby-based static site generator. As it shares many conventions with Ruby on Rails, it’s the perfect choice if you already are familiar with Rails.

Check the Middleman site for more info.

A git-based Middleman CMS that works without tedious set up

Spinal works off your GitHub repo. That's why it's so simple to get started. Select your repo and where your markdown files in Middleman are stored and then your content is imported into your Spinal account. That's it! No fiddling with API's, mapping frontmatter or other quirky set up needed.

Just a few clicks and you are ready to collaborate on your content.

Don't change your team's workflow

Your team loves Middleman because as Ruby (on Rails) developers it shares many of Rails' conventions. Your developers don't have to change how they work. Bút you can give your other team members a new super power by giving them a beautiful wysiwyg-editor to craft and collaborate on your marketing content. When ready, they publish their content. This pushes the content to your GitHub repo. Ready to be picked up by your CI/CD. Almost like magic! 🧙‍♀️

Features

Push your static marketing site to the next level

  • Preview of the wysiwyg-editor with the floating markdown toolbar

    Beautiful, minimal editor

    The wysiwyg editor that is minimal, yet beautiful. Your writers will love to use it.

  • List of the content types (posts, documentation and changelog) in the navigation bar

    Create, edit and schedule all your Middleman content

    From your blog, to your documentation or changelog. You can create, update and schedule all the marketing content for your Middleman site.

  • Screen to attach a content type to your Spinal dashboard

    Nothing to install

    Spinal is a git-based cms. It connects to your GitHub repo to pull content you already have and pushes new content you create.

  • Posts overview with one item locked by Chris, visibly by a tooltip

    Lock editing

    Know when someone from your team is editing content, so there will be no conflicts.

  • List of current team members in account, and two input fields: invite by email and invite via link

    Work together with your whole team

    Collaborate with your team. Leave comments on drafts, proofread upcoming content and improve existing content.

  • Set permissions

    Edit who can create content, publish content or invite new team members.

  • Add images

    A picture is worth a thousands words. So simply drag & drop images into your content. Directly to GitHub or Cloudinary.

  • Customise to fit your content

    Customise how your content is ordered, change the icon, toggle frontmatter columns and group by content by frontmatter keys.

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Collaborate on your Middleman site today

Create, improve and collaborate on content for your static marketing site with your whole team. Get started for free today