You've got better things to do than build another blog
Drop our ASP.NET blog engine into your app, and get back to more interesting problems.
ButterCMS is an API-based blog engine that integrates seamlessly with new and existing ASP.NET apps. It's great for SEO, and provides a clean and modern user interface that your marketing team will love. You can deploy ButterCMS in minutes using our ASP.NET API client.
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 launch a flexible blog with amazing SEO using your existing tech stack.
Best blog engine on the market
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
Deploy our .NET Starter in 30 Seconds!
Or follow the below commands to clone a copy of the repo from github, install dependencies, set your free Butter token, and run your local server on localhost:5000/.
$ git clone https://github.com/ButterCMS/dotnet-starter-buttercms.git $ cd dotnet-starter-buttercms $ dotnet restore $ dotnet user-secrets set "ButterCMSAPIKey" "
" --project ButterCMS.Starter $ dotnet run --project ButterCMS.Starter
Built to make content marketing easy
ButterCMS is the best ASP.NET blog engine for a simple reason: ASP.NET developers can build solutions that marketing people love. Our API allows your content gurus to quickly spin up high-converting blog templates, sidebars, related content features, and more, all using simple drag-and-drop functionality.
The simplest ASP.NET blog engine you'll find
Our simple setup saves you time and money. Take us for a spin to see for yourself!
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
Fast integration with any ASP.NET app
Our mission was to make it easy to integrate Butter with your existing ASP.NET app in minutes. It’s so simple! To demonstrate, here’s a mini tutorial to give you a feel for the process of adding Butter to your ASP.NET app.
Of course, you can also use our Pages and Collections to do advanced content modeling. For a full integration guide, check out our Official Guide for the ButterCMS ASP.NET API client.
See how easily you can integrate the ButterCMS Pages API with your ASP.NET app.
Seamless ASP.NET components
Empower your marketing team to create a customized blog engine that aligns perfectly with your ASP.NET components.
Components are the essential building blocks of any ASP.NET app, and ButterCMS handles them with ease.
Our drag and drop interface makes it simple to structure your content to match existing ASP.NET components and to create new reusable components whenever you need them.
The best ASP.NET blog engine for SEO
ButterCMS gives you absolute control over on-page SEO ranking factors. Key SEO variables are built into our default post template, giving your marketing team direct access to configure all of these settings, and more.
ButterCMS saves you development time
Most customers get our ASP.NET blog engine up and running in less than an hour. Try it yourself!
Simple as can be, with powerful features and great customer support. DILLON BURNS, FRONT END DEVELOPER, KEYME
How to integrate ButterCMS into your ASP.NET application
Integrating the Butter blog engine into your ASP.NET app is dead simple. Here's a mini tutorial to get a feel for setting up your blog home and blog post pages.
For a full integration guide, check out our Official ASP.NET Guide.
To display posts we create a simple
/blog route in our app and fetch blog posts from the Butter API. See our API reference for additional options such as filtering by category or author. The response also includes some metadata we'll use for pagination.
public class BlogController : Controller
private ButterCMSClient Client;
private static string _apiToken = "your_token";
Client = new ButterCMSClient(_apiToken);
public async Task<ActionResult> ListAllPosts(int page = 1)
var response = await Client.ListPostsAsync(page, 10);
ViewBag.Posts = response.Data;
ViewBag.NextPage = response.Meta.NextPage;
ViewBag.PreviousPage = response.Meta.PreviousPage;
Next we'll create a simple view at
Views/Blog/Posts.cshtml that displays our posts and pagination links:
Page.Title = "Blog";
@foreach(var post in ViewBag.Posts)
<a href="/author/@Uri.EscapeDataString(post.Author.Slug)">@post.Author.FirstName @post.Author.LastName</a>
@if(ViewBag.PreviousPage != null)
@if(ViewBag.NextPage != null)
We'll also create an additional route and controller method for displaying individual posts:
public async Task<ActionResult> ShowPost(string slug)
var response = await Client.RetrievePostAsync(slug);
ViewBag.Post = response.Data;
The view for displaying a full post includes information such as author, publish date, and categories. See a full list of available post properties in our API reference. We use the
Page object for setting the HTML title and meta description in the
<head> tag of the page.
Page.Title = @ViewBag.Post.SeoTitle;
Page.MetaDescription = @ViewBag.Post.MetaDescription;
@if (@ViewBag.Post.Categories.Count > 0)
@foreach (var category in @ViewBag.Post.Categories)
That's it! The blog posts created in your Butter dashboard will immediately show up in your app.Get Started for Free