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ButterCMS is an API-based Flask blog engine that integrates with Flask in minutes. With ButterCMS it's possible to launch the perfect company blog in Flask.

Above is quick video of integrating Butter's blog engine into an application.

Butter's Blog API slides right into our apps and helps avoid having yet another WordPress site.

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All your requirements, solved

  • ButterCMS Feature Image Use main domain (for SEO)
  • ButterCMS Feature Image Friendly admin interface
  • ButterCMS Feature Image Upload images and media
  • ButterCMS Feature Image Edit slugs and meta tags
  • ButterCMS Feature Image Tag and categorize posts
  • ButterCMS Feature Image RSS/Atom Feeds
  • ButterCMS Feature Image Search
  • ButterCMS Feature Image Webhooks

Powerful admin interface

Integrates with Flask

Our blog engine has a simple API and drop-in Flask Blueprint.

Save development time

Save thousands of dollars worth of development time with our easy setup.

Gives you great SEO

Host your blog on your main domain and customize slugs and meta tags.

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Setup in minutes

Official Guide



Integrating Butter into your Flask app is dead simple. Here's a mini tutorial to get a feel for of setting up your blog home and blog post pages. For full a integration guide check out our Official Guide

Add the ButterCMS Python client to your Flask app:

pip install buttercms-python

Then test out some API calls in your application code:

from butter_cms import ButterCMS

client = ButterCMS('api_token_b22ab734')

// Get blog posts
print client.posts.all({'page_size': 10, 'page': 1})

Blog API Response

{
  "meta": {
    "count": 1,
    "next_page": null,
    "previous_page": null
  },
  "data": [
    {
      "url": "http://www.example.com/blog/this-is-a-blog-post",
      "created": "2015-06-12T13:59:32.441289Z",
      "published": "2015-06-12T00:00:00Z",
      "author": {
        "first_name": "API",
        "last_name": "Test",
        "email": "apitest@buttercms.com",
        "slug": "api-test",
        "bio": "This is my bio.",
        "title": "API",
        "linkedin_url": "https://www.linkedin.com/in/API",
        "facebook_url": "https://www.facebook.com/API",
        "pinterest_url": "https://www.pinterest.com/API",
        "instagram_url": "https://www.instagram.com/API",
        "twitter_handle": "buttercmsapi",
        "profile_image": "https://buttercms.com/api.png"
      },
      "categories": [
        {
          "name": "test category",
          "slug": "test-category"
        }
      ],
      "tags": [
        {
          "name": "test tag",
          "slug": "test-tag"
        }
      ],
      "featured_image": null,
      "slug": "this-is-a-blog-post",
      "title": "This is a blog post",
      "body": "This is a blog post to test the API.",
      "summary": "This is a blog post to test the API.",
      "seo_title": "This is a blog post",
      "meta_description": "This is a blog post to test the API.",
      "status": "published"
    }
  ]
}

Check out our example code for building a Flask blog with Butter. Adding Butter with our Flask blueprint is as simple as this:

# In app.py
from flask import Flask
from buttercms.blog_blueprint import blog

app = Flask(__name__)

app.register_blueprint(blog, url_prefix='/blog')
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About ButterCMS

ButterCMS is an API-based, or "headless", CMS. We're a hosted service and we maintain all of the infrastructure. For more information on how we compare to a traditional CMS check out API-based CMS vs Traditional CMS.

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.

Learn more about how we're a wordpress alternative.

What's my blog going to look like?

Unlike CMS's you might be used to, we don't control or host any of your templates. The design of your blog (HTML + CSS) lives in your application along side the rest of your app. Your application calls our Blog Engine API to get the raw blog post content and then injects it into your own templates during rendering. This has many benefits including blog your instantly matching the rest of your site branding giving it a unique feel; not the cookie-cutter blog themes you'll experience with other CMS's.

Can I import my existing blog content?

Yep. To import content from another platform, simply send us an email.

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.

Can I host this?


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.

I have other questions


We're happy to help.

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About Flask

Flask is a lightweight Python web framework based on Werkzeug and Jinja 2. Applications that use the Flask framework include Pinterest and LinkedIn.

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