A Hugo CMS like no other

Meet the headless Hugo CMS that integrates with your app using a straightforward API. Smooth, simple, and tasty content integration — that’s Butter.

Posted on November 22, 2023

Intuitive admin interface

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

Handy integration with Hugo

Our Hugo CMS has a simple content API and drop-in Hugo SDK 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.

Powerful CMS for Hugo. Zero headache.

Drop our API-based CMS into your Hugo app in minutes. 

ButterCMS provides a component-based CMS and content API for Hugo and Hugo apps. Use ButterCMS to enable dynamic content in your apps for page content, blogs, and anything else. Most customers get our Hugo CMS set up in one hour or less. 

That leaves plenty of time for you and your marketing team to do what you do best: create killer apps with killer content. 

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See how Butter’s API enables you to compose flexible page layouts and easily reorder components, without a developer.

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“Best CMS on the market”

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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 Hugo 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:1313/.

$ git clone https://github.com/ButterCMS/hugo-starter-buttercms.git
$ cd hugo-starter-buttercms
$ go mod download 
$ echo 'BUTTERCMS_API_TOKEN=your_token' >> .env
$ go run github.com/ButterCMS/hugo-starter-buttercms/prebuild
$ hugo server

Built to make content marketing easy

ButterCMS is the best headless cms for Hugo for a simple reason: Hugo developers can build solutions that marketing people love. Our API allows your content gurus to quickly spin up high-converting, dynamic landing pages, SEO pages, product marketing pages, and more, all using simple drag-and-drop functionality.

  • SEO landing pages
  • Customer case studies
  • Company news & updates
  • Events + webinar pages
  • Education center
  • Location pages
  • And more...

The simplest Hugo CMS you'll find

Our simple setup saves you time and money. Take us for a spin to see for yourself!

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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 Hugo app

Our mission was to make it easy to integrate Butter with your existing Hugo app in minutes. It’s so simple! To demonstrate, here’s a mini tutorial to give you a feel for the process of adding marketing pages to your Hugo or Hugo app.

Of course, you can also use our Collections to do advanced content modeling. For a full integration guide, check out our Official Guide for the ButterCMS Hugo API client.

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

Seamless Hugo components

Empower your marketing team with dynamic landing pages that align perfectly with your Hugo components. 

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

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

One Hugo CMS with everything you need

There’s a reason so many developers are choosing a headless Hugo CMS. It’s easy to set up, offers flexible, customizable content modeling, and gives you access to our full Hugo API.

  • Custom page types
  • Custom content modeling
  • CDN for assets
  • Webhooks
  • Testing environment
  • Customer case studies
  • Location pages

ButterCMS saves you development time

Most customers get our Hugo CMS up and running in less than an hour. Try it yourself!

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Simple as can be, with powerful features and great customer support. DILLON BURNS, FRONT END DEVELOPER, KEYME

How to integrate ButterCMS into your Hugo application

Just follow the simple steps below to complete the integration and begin creating pages with Butter. Be sure to check out our full guide to creating pages using the ButterCMS Hugo API.

1. First, install our ButterCMS Go SDK.

go get github.com/buttercms/buttercms-go

2. Now, let's fetch some content from Butter! As soon as you create your Butter account, a sample page, "simple page", is set up for you. We can quickly use the Butter Go SDK to fetch your page and return it as a json response.

import ( "github.com/buttercms/buttercms-go" ) 
params :=
map[string]string{ "preview":"1" }
"*", "simple-page", params)

With Butter, you can fetch all your pages, page types, collections, blog posts, and more as simple json responses for your Hugo app! It's really that easy!

Get Started for Free

Try Butter free for 14 days

See for yourself what makes Butter the best Hugo CMS out there. Click the button below to sign up for your free 14-day trial.