Highest flexibility and usability with the headless CMS Strapi
Last updated on 26.05.2023
What is Strapi?
Strapi is an open source CMS designed to make it easier for developers and content creators to manage and deliver content. It provides a modern and flexible platform to deliver content in headless mode via APIs. Strapi makes it very straightforward to create, edit and organize content. The system is based on Node.js and allows the use of various databases and seamless integration with existing technology stacks.
Advantages of Strapi
The flexibility of Strapi allows content structures to be freely designed and customized to precisely meet the requirements of a project. One of the most impressive features is the no-code configuration, which allows setting up a CMS backend for web applications almost without the use of code. Strapi does this by providing an intuitive graphical user interface to create content types, customize data fields, and establish relations between data. Strapi operates in headless mode, making content available through API endpoints. This enables seamless integration with various front-end technologies and opens up possibilities for building websites, mobile apps or other digital applications.
Content can be created, updated and published quickly and efficiently via the user-friendly and customizable interface. Multilingual content can also be easily implemented. Strapi also provides powerful security features "out-of-the-box," including authentication and authorization to protect content from unauthorized access. It also allows you to configure roles and permissions to restrict access to specific content.
Our use of Strapi
We regularly use Strapi in the free community edition for small to medium websites that do not require complex editorial permissions. More complex role permissions for CMS user:s may require the paid Enterprise edition. The flexibility of Strapi allows us to customize content structures with different data types for different types of content, each exactly to the project requirements. Especially the no-code configuration speeds up the development process as well as later extensions to our Strapi projects immensely.
Strapi also offers an outstanding developer experience. The extremely easy installation and setup means that a local development environment can be set up quickly. Our developers can choose from several database options and integrate Strapi into projects very easily using npm or Yarn. The official documentation is well structured, detailed and contains numerous examples, tutorials and guides. Strapi allows our developers to use their preferred technology stacks and provides a rich plugin architecture that allows them to seamlessly integrate additional features and extensions into Strapi applications.
Strapi & Nuxt.js
We prefer to use Strapi in combination with Nuxt.js. Strapi and Nuxt.js form a powerful combination that allows seamless integration of backend and frontend development. The system takes care of content management and delivery via APIs, while Nuxt.js handles content rendering and presentation. This separation allows for better scalability and maintainability of our websites. The backend (Strapi) and the frontend (Nuxt.js) are thus cleanly separated and can be developed simultaneously if needed.