Drop our API-based CMS into your API First app in minutes.
ButterCMS provides a component-based CMS and content API for API First apps. Use ButterCMS to enable dynamic content in your apps for page content, blogs, and anything else. Most customers get our API First CMS set up in one hour or less.
That leaves plenty of time for you and your marketing team to do what you do best: create killer apps with killer content.
See how Butter’s API enables you to compose flexible page layouts and easily reorder components, without a developer.
After shopping the market, it was clear that ButterCMS was the perfect choice. It allows our developers to build powerful components and makes it easy for our marketing team to drive a better customer experience. Hampton Catlin Creator of Sass and Haml
ButterCMS is the best headless cms for API First for a simple reason: API First developers can build solutions that marketing people love. Our API allows your content gurus to quickly spin up high-converting, dynamic landing pages, SEO pages, product marketing pages, and more, all using simple drag-and-drop functionality.
It's the epitome of plug-and-play simplicity for content creators. It does exactly what I need it to. LUKE GARDNER, CONTENT SPECIALIST, PRINTAVO
Our mission was to make it easy to integrate Butter with your existing API First app in minutes. It’s so simple! To demonstrate, here’s a mini tutorial to give you a feel for the process of adding marketing pages to your API First app.
Of course, you can also use our Collections to do advanced content modeling. For a full integration guide, check out our Official Guide for the ButterCMS API First API client.
See how easily you can integrate the ButterCMS Pages API with your API First app.
Empower your marketing team with dynamic landing pages that align perfectly with your API First components.
Components are the essential building blocks of any API First app, and ButterCMS handles them with ease.
Our drag and drop interface makes it simple to structure your content to match existing API First components and to create new reusable components whenever you need them.
There’s a reason so many developers are choosing a headless API First CMS. It’s easy to set up, offers flexible, customizable content modeling, and gives you access to our full API First API.
Simple as can be, with powerful features and great customer support. DILLON BURNS, FRONT END DEVELOPER, KEYME
require 'buttercms-ruby' ButterCMS::api_token = "api_token_BQokik" # Get blog posts, case study pages, and main menu ButterCMS::Post.list() ButterCMS::Page.list('case_studies') ButterCMS::Content.list(['main_menu'])
That's it! If you browse to your homepage you'll see your homepage populated with the content you created in Butter.Get Started for Free
Get to know the best headless CMS for API First
ButterCMS is an API-based headless CMS. We're a hosted service and we maintain all the infrastructure. We play nicely with an expanding list of leading technologies, including:
What kind of database can I use?
No database required! We're a SaaS CMS or CaaS. You simply call our Content API from your app. We host and maintain all of the CMS infrastructure.
Do you host my templates?
Unlike CMSs you might be used to, we don't control or host any of your templates. The design of your app (HTML + CSS) lives in your application along side the rest of your app. Your application calls our Content API and we return your content in JSON format. You can then render this content in any way you'd like.
Can I import my content?
Yep. To import existing content from another platform, simply send us an email.
How do you compare to WordPress?
In short, we offer all the same easy-to-use editing capabilities of WordPress but are significantly easier for developers to setup and maintain. This means you spend less time working on your CMS and more time focusing on things important to your business.
Can I self host Butter?
No, we're a SaaS CMS or CaaS. You simply call our Content API from your app. We host and maintain all of the CMS infrastructure.