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ButterCMS is an API-based CMS for React apps. Add ButterCMS to your React app in minutes using our Node.js API client. Use ButterCMS with React to enable dynamic content in your apps for blogs, pages, and more.

Above is quick video of integrating Butter's Pages API into an application.

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

Daniel, Founder of Collective Idea

Marketers love Butter

  • ButterCMS Feature Image SEO Landing Pages
  • ButterCMS Feature Image Customer Case Studies
  • ButterCMS Feature Image Company News & Updates
  • ButterCMS Feature Image Events + Webinar Pages
  • ButterCMS Feature Image Education Center
  • ButterCMS Feature Image Location Pages
  • ButterCMS Feature Image and more...

Butter saves you development time

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

Integrating Butter into our application took less than an hour and most of that time was spent on design work.

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Everything you need

  • ButterCMS Feature Image Custom Page Types
  • ButterCMS Feature Image Custom Content Modeling
  • ButterCMS Feature Image Preview changes
  • ButterCMS Feature Image Media library
  • ButterCMS Feature Image CDN for assets
  • ButterCMS Feature Image Testing environment
  • ButterCMS Feature Image Localization
  • ButterCMS Feature Image Webhooks

Beautiful admin interface

Easy to use. Easy to customize.

Integrates with React

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

Butter requires zero maintenance

Never worry about security upgrades, hosting, or performance.

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Setup in minutes

Official React Guide

Integrating Butter into your React app is dead simple. Here's a mini tutorial to get a feel for adding marketing pages to your app. You can also use our Content Fields to do advanced content modeling. For full a integration guide check out our Official React Guide

First you would set up a new Customer Case Study page type in Butter and create a page. With your page defined, the ButterCMS API will return it in JSON format like this:

    "data": {
        "slug": "acme-co",
        "fields": {
            "facebook_open_graph_title": "Acme Co loves ButterCMS",
            "seo_title": "Acme Co Customer Case Study",
            "headline": "Acme Co saved 200% on Anvil costs with ButterCMS",
            "testimonial": "<p>We've been able to make anvils faster than ever before! - <em>Chief Anvil Maker</em></p>\r\n<p><img src=\"\" alt=\"\" caption=\"false\" width=\"249\" height=\"249\" /></p>",
            "customer_logo": "",

To create these pages in our app, create a src/Customer.js file:

import React from 'react'
import butter from './butter-client'
import { Helmet } from 'react-helmet'

export default class extends React.Component {
  state = {
    data: {
      fields: {}
  async componentDidMount () {
    const { match } = this.props
    const resp = await'customer_case_study', match.params.customer)
  render () {
    const product =
    const { customer_logo: customerLogo, headline, testimonial, seo_title, facebook_open_graph_title } = product.fields

    return (
          <meta property='og:title' content={facebook_open_graph_title} />
          <img src={customerLogo} alt='' height='124' width='124' />
        <div dangerouslySetInnerHTML={{ __html: testimonial }} />

Setup the Customers Page to list all our customers

Create a new file src/Customers.js. In this file, we should:

  1. Initialize the butterCMS library
  2. On the componentDidMount hook, fetch the list of case studies
  3. Return the response data as the component state
import React from 'react'
import { Link } from 'react-router-dom'
import butter from './butter-client'

export default class extends React.Component {
  state = { data: [] }
  async componentDidMount () {
    const resp = await'customer_case_study')
  render () {
    return (
        {, key) => {
          return (
            <div key={key}>
              <img src={customer.fields.customer_logo} height='40' width='40' />
              <Link to={`/customer/${customer.slug}`}>{customer.fields.headline}</Link>

Update the routes in your app to route to the specified components

Create the route for your page in src/index.js:

import React from 'react'
import ReactDOM from 'react-dom'
import { BrowserRouter as Router, Route } from 'react-router-dom'

import Customer from './Customer'
import Customers from './Customers'

const AppRouter = () => (
      <Route path='/customers' exact component={Customers} />
      <Route path='/customer/:customer' component={Customer} />

ReactDOM.render(<AppRouter />, document.getElementById('root'))

That's it! The page 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.

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.

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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