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Md. Abu Taher 👨‍💻 Author

Well that's why I tried strapi, netlify and several other headless cms. The thing is, everyone starts from scratch and build something for their specific needs and there is no good solution up until now. I do not want to re-invent the wheel again though it seems it will be a good practice for me. Even right now I was fiddling with strapi trying to see what can I do without recreating everything on my own.

Also, just like others, someday I will stop talking about it too (probably soon) when my need is fulfilled or I am distracted with something else, something more shiny. I feel it will take another decade for nodeJS to mature enough where people will tell it's old and will look for something else.

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rhymes

What are you trying to accomplish? I wouldn't consider strapi or netlify headless CMS.

Check these out: cmswire.com/web-cms/13-headless-cm...

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Md. Abu Taher 👨‍💻 Author

Well they say it's headless cms ;)

headlesscms.org

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rhymes

Ok cool, but what are you trying to accomplish? Maybe if we clear that up we could find the right tool

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Md. Abu Taher 👨‍💻 Author

A cms solution with proper frontend and backend (think wordpress or woocommerce), one that doesn't suck and doesn't throw hundreds of errors.

The closest one I found for that is netlify and strapi right now. Yet I got many errors just trying to run them properly.

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rhymes

So why can't you use Wordpress?

Sorry but I don't understand if you are trying to integrate a CMS in a node app which makes sense, or just trying to install a CMS on a server and you need it to be in Node.js for some reason which is the part i'm not understanding.

:D

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Md. Abu Taher 👨‍💻 Author

Me using wordpress isn't the solution to my frustration. It won't solve the bad experience with reactioncommerce or react-virtualized. I was a PHP developer and still am.

I am just frustrated about the js community, experience and future. That's all.

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Hugo Di Francesco

Try keystoneJS, it doesn't have themes but the admin side is pretty solid.
Not sure why you're looking at headless CMSes if you want frontend and admin/dashboard.
Ghost is pretty good as a blogging platform and has theming support.

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Hugo Di Francesco

Try keystoneJS, it doesn't have themes but the admin side is pretty solid.
Not sure why you're looking at headless CMSes if you want frontend and admin/dashboard.
Ghost is pretty good as a blogging platform and has theming support.

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Md. Abu Taher 👨‍💻 Author

Thanks for suggestion. I tried keystoneJS too along with 20+ other cms solutions. Still these cannot impress me.

And all these conversation is about cms part only. There is the virtual dom, node_module folder, crypto mining, fatigue and other dark talks left to talk :D .

Waiting to see how the javascript community evolves and where it takes us.

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Darryl

I think Strapi is great if your looking for an open source solution and maybe the best I've come across after testing many. It isn't without it's issues though. Saying that it appears to be well supported by the people building it so the future looks bright.

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Sebastian hilton

I think what you are speaking of is a javascript solution that could match what is offer in php and if so im totally with you. at the moment nothing comes close to php offerings in the javascript world. at least not without alot of custom work which is what most of these languages love outside of php.

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Rahul Shetty

I second. There hasn't been any CMS developed with JS which can be compared with WordPress. But, you are missing a point that WordPress has been there for a while. WordPress has a huge community to support and it's being actively maintained. Strapi or KeyStone is yet to mature.

Keystone CMS development seems to have slowed down. Strapi is good if one can build the frontend. I hope in the near future, there would be a CMS solution built using JS that might satisfy your needs.