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

Our customers

Butter slides right into our apps and lets us avoid having yet another Wordpress site.

Daniel Morrison, Collective Idea

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

Luke Brean, Legally

“I've tried other API-based CMS’s. I liked their programs, but I got yours up and running the fastest.”

Beau O'Hara, Anstar Products

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.

Jeff Judge, Bright

Butter has made it easy for us to build a new blog within our already-made website.

Johnnie Sanchez, Adelyte

We wanted an easy to use interface for our writers and the blog to be hosted on our own site. Butter was precisely the solution we were looking for.

Max Blanshard, TutorMapper

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