Looking for an alternative to WordPress?

Butter is a modern, API-first alternative to WordPress. Butter lets you build custom blogs and CMS-powered websites with your favorite programming language without maintaining a separate system.

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How does Butter compare to WordPress?

Butter is an API-first CMS and blogging platform. We provide a hosted editor and an API with client libraries for building your blog front-end.

Butter lets you build blogs and CMS-powered websites without dealing with setting up and maintaining a separate system like WordPress.

1. Butter is 10x faster to setup

If you develop in Ruby, Python, or node.js, chances are you're not in love with WordPress. Butter integrates into your existing codebase so you can build your blog on your own terms.

Just wanted to let you know that Butter is awesome. 5 minutes to set it up and write a sample blog post, that was it. No messing around with WP templates, PHP, etc.

Jeff Judge, Founder of Bright

2. Butter is easier to use

Butter provides a user-friendly interface that your marketing team will love. It comes out-of-the-box with the features you need so you don't have to mash together plugins to get the job done.

Simple, intuitive, and just works!

Spencer Toth, Marketing at DeadMansSnitch

3. Butter is blazing fast

Render your blog with your performant tech stack and our lightning fast API.

Our blog is loading just as fast or faster than it had been on a high-end managed wordpress provider. Couldn’t be happier.

Luke Brean, Founder at Legally.co

4. ButterCMS comes with expert support

We handle questions and requests from your marketing team so that your developers don't have to.

In a world filled with automated systems replacing humans for "customer support", Butter is a breath of fresh air. I can always count on getting support in mere minutes if I have a question.

Johnnie Sanchez, Publicist at Adelyte

Try Butter. Your team will thank you.

ButterCMS is a Wordpress Alternative for

Node.js, ASP.NET, Python, Rails, Ruby, Django, PHP, Laravel, Javascript, Flask, Angular, Vue.js, React, Elixir, Phoenix, Meteor.js, Heroku, Gatsby.js, Pelican, Next.js

Our customers

Wordpress was too slow and impacting our business. Butter is more performant and a faster alternative. A no brainer.

Drew Johnson, App Partner

I'm very impressed with ButterCMS and Headless CMS. I'm looking forward to a more accessible web as a result.

Lee Conlin, Distinction

I have to say, your API is incredible! Probably the most powerful and simple to use I've tried.

Kalle Marjokorpi, Innofactor

After several attempts at implementing a blog engine into my app, I found Butter. It’s the best!

Maggie Summers, Sasquatch

Our client's blog using ButterCMS is now live - the whole thing took ~1 hour to launch, just fantastic.

Jonathan Hacker, Arcane Four

Integrating Butter couldn't be easier. Now I finally have a great CMS that I can run right inline with the rest of my code.

Andrew Burleson, BetaBooks

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