A Flutter blog engine like no other

Meet the Flutter blog engine that integrates with your website using a straightforward API. Smooth, simple, and tasty content integration — that’s Butter.

Intuitive admin interface

So easy to use. So easy to customize. You’re going to love the blog you build with ButterCMS.

Handy integration with Flutter

Our Flutter blog engine has a simple content API and drop-in SDKs that makes the magic happen in minutes, not hours.

A truly zero-maintenance solution

With ButterCMS, you’ll never worry about security upgrades, hosting, or performance again.

You've got better things to do than build another blog

Drop our Flutter 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 Flutter 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 Flutter 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

Butter's API slides right into our apps and lets us avoid having yet another WordPress site. DANIEL, FOUNDER OF COLLECTIVE IDEA

Built to make content marketing easy

ButterCMS is the best Flutter blog engine for a simple reason: Flutter 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.

  • Use main domain (improves SEO)
  • Friendly admin interface
  • Upload images, video, and other media
  • Edit URL slugs and meta tags
  • Tags and categories
  • Author profiles
  • RSS/Atom feeds
  • Search
  • Webhooks
  • And more...

The simplest Flutter 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 Flutter app

Our mission was to make it easy to integrate Butter with your existing Flutter 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 Flutter 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 Flutter API client.

See how easily you can integrate the ButterCMS Pages API with your Flutter app.

Seamless Flutter components

Empower your marketing team to create a customized blog engine that aligns perfectly with your Flutter components. 

Components are the essential building blocks of any Flutter app, and ButterCMS handles them with ease. 

Our drag and drop interface makes it simple to structure your content to match existing Flutter components and to create new reusable components whenever you need them.

The best Flutter 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.

  • Page title
  • Post tags and categories
  • META description
  • URL slug
  • Featured image / Open Graph image
  • Image ALT tags
  • Link anchor text

ButterCMS saves you development time

Most customers get our Flutter 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 Flutter application

Integrating the Butter blog engine into your Flutter 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 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 created in your Butter dashboard will immediately show up in your app.

Get Started for Free

Get to know the best blog engine for Flutter

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:

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.

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 CMS's 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.

For more information on how we compare to a traditional CMS, check out Headless CMS vs Traditional CMS on the Butter blog. Do you have more questions? Read our FAQ below, or feel free to chat with us directly.

Chat With Us

Try Butter free for 30 days

See for yourself what makes Butter the best Flutter blog engine out there. Click the button below to sign up for your free 30-day trial.