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ButterCMS is an API-based Rails blog engine that integrates with Ruby on Rails apps in minutes. ButterCMS is great for adding blogs and dynamic pages to your Rails app.

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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  • 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 Rails

Our blog engine has a simple API and drop-in Rails SDK.

Save development time

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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 Rails Guide



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

The Butter Rails gem includes a generator that scaffolds a blog in a single command. Run it using the following command:

rails generate butter:install_blog

The generator creates an initializer file, controllers, and views:

|-- app
  |-- controllers
      |-- buttercms
          |-- authors_controller.rb
          |-- base_controller.rb
          |-- categories_controller.rb
          |-- feeds_controller.rb
          |-- posts_controller.rb
  |-- views
      |-- buttercms
          |-- authors
              |-- show.html.erb
          |-- categories
              |-- show.html.erb
          |-- posts
              |-- _post.html.erb
              |-- index.html.erb
              |-- show.html.erb
      |-- layouts
          |-- buttercms
              |-- default.html.erb

|-- config
  |-- initializers
      |-- buttercms.rb

It also adds routes to your routes.rb file:

scope :module => 'buttercms' do
get '/categories/:slug' => 'categories#show', :as => :buttercms_category
get '/author/:slug' => 'authors#show', :as => :buttercms_author

get '/blog/rss' => 'feeds#rss', :format => 'rss', :as => :buttercms_blog_rss
get '/blog/atom' => 'feeds#atom', :format => 'atom', :as => :buttercms_blog_atom
get '/blog/sitemap.xml' => 'feeds#sitemap', :format => 'xml', :as => :buttercms_blog_sitemap

get '/blog(/page/:page)' => 'posts#index', :defaults => {:page => 1}, :as => :buttercms_blog
get '/blog/:slug' => 'posts#show', :as => :buttercms_post
end

After running the generator, set your API token in the initializer and restart your server to view your blog. Your blog includes an index page, post page, category page, and author page as well as RSS, Atom, and sitemap XML feeds.

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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.

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