Drop our C# 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 C# 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 simple 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.
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 C# blog engine for a simple reason: C# 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.
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 C# 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 C# app.
See how easily you can integrate the ButterCMS Pages API with your C# app.
Empower your marketing team to create a customized blog engine that aligns perfectly with your C# components.
Components are the essential building blocks of any C# app, and ButterCMS handles them with ease.
Our drag and drop interface makes it simple to structure your content to match existing C# components and to create new reusable components whenever you need them.
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.
Simple as can be, with powerful features and great customer support. DILLON BURNS, FRONT END DEVELOPER, KEYME
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
Get to know the best blog engine for C#
ButterCMS is an API-based blog engine. 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.