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My Experience With OneEntryCMS - A Headless CMS

We use content management systems to render web content pages, such as blogs, portfolios, e-commerce sites, and so on.
Traditional CMSs like WordPress have been in use over the years for these functions.
With the need for more flexibility and customization arising, headless CMS came to be. With a headless CMS, you can build more customized systems to your taste. 

According to WPEngine, there has been tremendous growth in the number of companies adopting the headless approach.

There are lots of headless CMS in the market with their features.
Recently, I came across a Headless CMS that lets you have flexibility and customization with admin access and more during the Gitex Global Devslam 2023

It is called OneEntryCMS and I think it is pretty cool. This CMS provides users with an admin access page where they can assign more admins who would manage the application and collaborate in executing tasks seamlessly.
Apart from the admin access functionality, other features come with this CMS and I would love to share them with you.

This article will cover:

  • Getting Started With OneEntryCMS
    • Practical Step 
  • Features Of OneEntryCMS
    • For personal account
    • For the admin dashboard
  • OneEntryCMS Pricing And Support 
  • Benefits Of OneEntryCMS
  • OneEntryCMS Alternatives
  • How OneEntryCMS Stands Out

Getting Started With OneEntryCMS 

OneEntryCMS has an easy start which requires your email and phone number. You will receive an email with the login and password details to use for the project. 
This would give you access to your administrative dashboard where you can create content.

Practical Step 

First, there is a prompt to share an email address, phone number and name.

OneEntryCMS registration site<br>

This would create a personal account for you, after which you can create a project.

OneEntryCMS personal account dashboard in the Projects section

After you name your project, next is to select a pricing plan. You would see the pricing plans on the screen. Since I was using this for the first time, I chose the basic plan.

A screenshot of the process of creating a dashboard with details like project name, subdomain name, tariff plan to select,and the create button

Click on Create. This would create a project.

Afterwards, you get an email from OneEntry which gives you your login details for that project.

With those login details, you can click on the new domain page you have created.

After you log in, you will gain access to the admin dashboard which you could use to set up your webpage.

Features Of OneEntryCMS

For the personal account 

How OneEntryCMS works is that you would need to create a personal account and set up a project. With this project, you would have access to other features for your application.

In your account, you should have these options:

  1. Profile - this section will contain the details which you used for registration.
  2. History - this records your payment and action history in the application. 
  3. Projects - This houses all the projects that you create.
  4. Technical support - This is where you ask questions or make a request.
  5. Public offer - This contains the license agreement and privacy policy.
  6. Materials - This is where you find the mTLS certificate.
  7. API - This contains details and code snippets for integrating the Headless CMS API.
  8. NPM - This contains the code snippets for installing, setting up, and using OneEntry headless CMS SDK integration.

For the admin dashboard 

In the admin dashboard, there are a couple of features, which include:

  • Menu

  • Journal

  • Administrators

  • Content management

  • Catalog

  • Managing forms

  • Settings 

  • Menu - In the Menu, it contains name and marker fields to create a new menu for the page.

A screenshot of the Menu dashboard

  • Journal - The Journal section contains a record of all content changes.

A screenshot of the Journal dashboard 

  • Administrators - This section lets you set up administrators with the permissions you want them to have.

A screenshot of the Administrator dashboard 

  • Content management - This is where you set up the system. With this feature, you can create context such as text, catalog, forms, and so on, depending on your desired system.

A screenshot of the Content Management dashboard 

  • Catalog - This is where you create and configure the items for your page, such as images, products, and so on.

A screenshot of the Catalog dashboard

  • Managing forms - In this section, you can add details and set up forms for user interaction.

Managing forms

  • Settings - Here, you can set/adjust:
  1. Modules - This contains all the modules.

  2. Attributes - this is where you set the attribute.

  3. Templates - This contains templates which you could use.

  4. Preview templates - As the name implies, this is used to view templates.

  5. Content languages - Here you can decide which language to use.

  6. App tokens - This contains tokens you generate for the application.

  7. General settings - This is where you can change other use cases.

A screenshot of the Settings dashboard

OneEntryCMS Pricing And Support 


For pricing, OneEntryCMS offers a 30-day free trial. 

  • Study plan: $4.99/month
  • Basic plan: $29.99/month
  • Standard plan: $49.99/month
  • Premium plan: $199.99/month

The cool thing about the pricing is that irrespective of the plans, you would get access to the mTLS certificate ensuring maximum security.
Also, all the plans provide the option to add an administrator.


OneEntryCMS has a fast-response customer service. They also have a YouTube channel where they create content with detailed guides on how to use the functionalities of the application.

Benefits Of OneEntryCMS 

  1. Full Admin Access
    OneEntryCMS provides full admin access to build a web page. This differs from other CMS. As with this admin portal, you can set up and customize your webpage as you would wish. Other CMS options present a template code without access to improve that functionality. However, with OneEntryCMS, you can gain access to improve your admin functionalities via modules, forms, and so on.

  2. Flexibility
    Another benefit of OneEntryCMS is flexibility. Headless CMS came to be as a need for flexibility. OneEntryCMS makes that possible through its admin access features (flexibility to add admins). Access to assign admin permissions on a web page.

  3. Simple User Interface 
    OneEntryCMS has a simple user interface with colourful themes and simple labelled buttons across the screen, which makes it easier to understand the screen and navigate through the application. Also, the interface has simple designs, and it's not complex for easy comprehension.

  4. Multilingual Support
    OneEntryCMS has support for multiple languages. This makes it easy to collaborate with people from other languages. If you are working on a webpage and some of your team members communicate with other languages. You could collaborate with them on the webpage without worrying about language barriers.

  5. Access Rights And Forms Module
    With this CMS, you could set admins which you would manage. You can also assign permissions to the admins, defining the areas they are in charge of or not.
    The next benefit is in the forms. You can set up forms and modules for your webpage describing how it should work.

  6. Security 
    OneEntryCMS is safe to use as it provides an mTLS certificate. With this certificate, it will prevent unauthorized access, enhance the security of your webpage and protect your privacy. 

  7. Integration 
    It provides API and SDK integration. This means with this CMS, your application can access the data on the CMS using the API. You can also connect your application to the CMS using an SDK. That way, you can access data on the webpage.

Note: These are the current features on the system. However, these features could change with time, as there are continuous updates on the system.

OneEntryCMS Alternatives


ButterCMS logo

ButterCMS is a headless CMS that supports multiple programming languages. It provides content delivery networks and webhooks. Also, it is secure, as it makes use of two-factor authentication and role-based access control.
ButterCMS provides APIs and a customizable admin page.


Strapi logo

Strapi is a headless CMS that allows customization and integration of an API.
The CMS has a rich intuitive interface that makes it easy to navigate through. It has a developer community with ample resources about the product and it works.

Content stack 

Content stack logo

Content stack is a CMS tailored to provide flexibility and customization. It supports the use of add-ons and API integrations. Content stack provides multilingual support for various languages. It also supports the use of modules.

How OneEntryCMS Stands Out 

  • OneEntryCMS provides a fully functional admin dashboard with the ability to add more administrators as you would wish.

  • OneEntryCMS provides API and SDK integration. With OneEntry, you can get tokens to integrate your application. This would improve the functionality of your application, making it stand out.

  • Improved security is another top-notch benefit. By providing all of its users with an mTLS certificate which would ensure privacy protection, unauthorized access, and protection against malicious site attackers.

  • Finally, there is also no need to set up a server or data storage as it backs all your data up on the cloud.


Although relatively new in the market, OneEntryCMS is rising as a compelling option in the headless market. 
As someone who uses content management systems, it was cool for me to have gotten this CMS. I used this to build a project for a client recently and soon I will release an article on it. Anticipate!

I understand OneEntryCMS has more features which they will release soon. Some of them are push notifications to keep one's users informed of any update, versioning which would ensure tracking of changes, content history, and easy rollback.
Webhooks and Web sockets to further facilitate integrations, and streamline workflows and data exchange.
They will add more modules as well, such as Blocks, Users, Orders, Discount, and more.

With these features involved, it is set to provide the actual headless CMS businesses really need.

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