JavaScript headless-cms

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Top 10 JavaScript headless-cm Projects

  • Strapi

    🚀 Open source Node.js Headless CMS to easily build customisable APIs

    Project mention: How to Connect Strapi to PostgreSQL | | 2022-05-17

    Strapi is an open-source headless CMS based on Nodejs and used in designing APIS and managing content. Strapi helps us scaffold our backend quickly, build APIs and consume the APIs from the client-side. The client can be mobile, web, desktop, cURL, etc.

  • Ghost

    Turn your audience into a business. Publishing, memberships, subscriptions and newsletters.

    Project mention: which CMS based on js/html and css? | | 2022-05-15 is pretty cool.

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support . Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

  • Cockpit

    Add content management functionality to any site - plug & play / headless / api-first CMS (by agentejo)

    Project mention: Ask HN: Any Recommendations for a Headless CMS? | | 2022-03-11

    I've been using Cockpit ( for a few internal and personal projects now.

    It's lightweight and easy to use. Just upload the folder to your webspace (minimal PHP requirements!) and you are good to go.

    Create some collections for you data, link them if needed, and you can immediately use them via the API endpoints AND also via a GUI for CRUD operations.

    This is really great because my colleagues are non-technical and I don't need to write some frontend for them to update data and so on and can concentrate on the "real task".

    Documentation on the other hand is awful, to the point where you better refer to the "inofficial documentation" (for the interested: with no way to improve the official one.

    So, while I LOVE the ease of use, I wondered if somebody has a recommendation for a similar solution which might be somewhat more "mature" in regards to the documentation.

  • headless-wp-starter

    🔪 WordPress + React Starter Kit: Spin up a WordPress-powered React app in one step

    Project mention: Correct me if I'm wrong: React + WordPress | | 2022-03-10

    I found this online, I don't know why but I hate using code I don't understand

  • nextjs-wordpress-starter

    A headless starter for WordPress powered by Next.js.

    Project mention: Inherited A PHP Mess | | 2022-05-13
  • Ghost-CLI

    CLI Tool for installing & updating Ghost

    Project mention: Build a JAMStack Blog with NextJS and Ghost | | 2021-08-26

    The first thing we need to do is install Ghost on our development machine. Open a terminal and install the latest version of ghost-cli globally using your package manager of choice. I am a yarn man.

  • strapi-middleware-cache

    :electric_plug: A cache middleware for

    Project mention: Redis caching with strapi v4 | | 2022-01-31

    There is a popular middleware: But the v4 support still seems to be in development: GitHub - patrixr/strapi-middleware-cache at feature/strapi-v4

  • SonarQube

    Static code analysis for 29 languages.. Your projects are multi-language. So is SonarQube analysis. Find Bugs, Vulnerabilities, Security Hotspots, and Code Smells so you can release quality code every time. Get started analyzing your projects today for free.

  • fetch

    Isomorphic Wordpress API client and React hooks - super tiny, super fast. (by wp-headless)

  • e-fun

    Headless, flat file, and light content management system. Fractal-structure inspired, parent-child orbiting, and zooming-elements based.

    Project mention: GitHub - contrast-zone/fract-exp: Fractal-structure inspired, headless, flat-file, and light content management system. | | 2022-03-11
  • starter-nextjs-blog

    NextJS + Slicknode Headless GraphQL CMS blog starter kit

    Project mention: To GraphQL or not to GraphQL? Pros and Cons | | 2021-09-13

    I have built thousands of GraphQL APIs in the process of creating Slicknode (, a framework and headless CMS to rapidly create GraphQL APIs

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2022-05-17.

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What are some of the best open-source headless-cm projects in JavaScript? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 Strapi 45,010
2 Ghost 40,203
3 Cockpit 5,303
4 headless-wp-starter 4,214
5 nextjs-wordpress-starter 496
6 Ghost-CLI 374
7 strapi-middleware-cache 271
8 fetch 47
9 e-fun 9
10 starter-nextjs-blog 7
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