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Taimoor Sattar
Taimoor Sattar

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what StaticGen and Headless CMS do you prefer?

StaticGen is getting popular these days. You can find the list of static Gen here. Headless CMS is where you manage your content. You can use different Headless CMS out there. Few options are Netlify CMS, Wordpress CMS as Headless, or ContentFul.

  • Netlify CMS store data to post and Pages in the repo provider like GitHub, BitBucket, etc.

  • WordPress post and Pages data are stored in SQL database, not in the repo Provider.

  • ContentFull provide you CMS online and give you API to work with.

Which is your best combination of StaticGEN and Headless CMS?

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Suzanne Aitchison

I've been playing around with Gatsby a lot lately and I'm really impressed. The docs seem very complete too which makes life easy! My projects with it are fairly small though and I have just been working with MDX files - it's suited my purpose perfectly but looking forward to hearing what headless CMS people recommend 🙂

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Taimoor Sattar Author • Edited on

I recommend:

  • netlify cms if you are writing blogs and every time you write blog file is commit to your git repo.

  • Headless WordPress CMS if you want to build an ecommere or blog site but you have to host wordpress on another server; this is downside of this.

  • Contentful is good online cms where it provide API to work with.

For my point of view, Contentful and netlify cms is good for personal stuff. While headless cms WordPress is good for large scale application. Further more you can also decouple SQL Database of WordPress.

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iliquifysnacks

My favourite combo is sanity.io in conjunction with gatsby. Fair price point and super versatile!

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Taimoor Sattar Author

Sanity is another good option.

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Matt Rothenberg

DatoCMS is very solid. Great interface, great gatsby plugin.

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Taimoor Sattar Author

DatoCMS has easy to use interface.👏