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

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Integrating Butter into your Flutter 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 Flutter Guide

Setup the Blog page to list all our posts

We'll setup a page that fetches and displays posts:

import 'dart:convert';
import 'package:flutter/material.dart';
import 'package:buttercms_dart/buttercms_dart.dart';

class PostsListScreen extends StatefulWidget {
 final int page;

 const PostsListScreen({Key key, this.page}) : super(key: key);

 @override
 _PostsListScreenState createState() => _PostsListScreenState();
}

class _PostsListScreenState extends State {
 Butter butter = Butter("YOUR_API_KEY");

 Map jsonMap;

 @override
 void initState() {
   super.initState();
   butter.post
       .list({"page": widget.page.toString() ?? "1", "page_size": "10"}).then((response) {
     setState(() {
       // First fetch the json response,then decode into a map
       jsonMap = json.decode(response.body);
     });
   });
 }

 @override
 Widget build(BuildContext context) {
   return Scaffold(
     appBar: AppBar(
       title: Text("Posts"),
     ),
     body: jsonMap == null ? _buildLoadingScreen() : _buildBody(),
   );
 }

 Widget _buildLoadingScreen() {
   return Center(
     child: CircularProgressIndicator(),
   );
 }

 Widget _buildBody() {
   List posts = jsonMap["data"];

   return ListView.builder(
     itemBuilder: (context, position) {
       return ListTile(
         title: Text(posts[position]["title"]),
         leading: Image.network(
           posts[position]["fields"]["customer_logo"],
           width: 40.0,
           height: 40.0,
         ),
         subtitle: Text(posts[position]["author"]["first_name"] +
             " " +
             posts[position]["author"]["last_name"]),
       );
     },
     itemCount: posts.length,
   );
 }
}

Once the posts are fetched, we refresh our page by calling setState. All methods in the Butter package return a Future we can use for getting data or catching errors.

Setup the Blog Post page to list a single post

Here, we fetch a single blog post using the slug of the post.

import 'dart:convert';
import 'package:flutter/material.dart';
import 'package:buttercms_dart/buttercms_dart.dart';

class PostDetailScreen extends StatefulWidget {
 final String pageSlug;

 const PostDetailScreen({Key key, this.pageSlug}) : super(key: key);

 @override
 _PostDetailScreenState createState() => _PostDetailScreenState();
}

class _PostDetailScreenState extends State {
 Butter butter = Butter("YOUR_API_KEY");

 Map jsonMap;

 @override
 void initState() {
   super.initState();
   butter.post.retrieve(widget.pageSlug).then((response) {
     setState(() {
       // First fetch the json response,then decode into a map
       jsonMap = json.decode(response.body);
     });
   });
 }

 @override
 Widget build(BuildContext context) {
   return Scaffold(
     appBar: AppBar(
       title: Text("Post Detail"),
     ),
     body: jsonMap == null ? _buildLoadingScreen() : _buildBody(),
   );
 }

 Widget _buildLoadingScreen() {
   return Center(
     child: CircularProgressIndicator(),
   );
 }

 Widget _buildBody() {
   Map post = jsonMap["data"];

   return ListView(
     children: [
       Padding(
         padding: const EdgeInsets.all(8.0),
         child: Text(post["seo_title"]),
       ),
       Padding(
         padding: const EdgeInsets.all(8.0),
         child: Image.network(post["featured_image"]),
       ),
       Padding(
         padding: const EdgeInsets.all(8.0),
         child: Text(post["meta_description"]),
       ),
     ],
   );
 }
}

That's it! The blog posts your created in Butter dashboard will immediately show in your app.

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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?


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