Simply copy and paste the following command line in your terminal to create your first Strapi project.
Before we get into celebrations and upcoming innovations, I wish you, on behalf of the Strapi team, a Happy New Year! May 2024 bring you health and success in every personal or professional project you want to build and grow!
2023 has been such a productive year! The project has reached new milestones:
What a ride! Let's go over all the great things that happened in 2023 together. 🚀
StrapiConf is our annual global user conference. For the 2023 edition, we were proud to bring the spotlight on amazing Strapi Community members, partners, users or customers. In case you missed it, check out how:
You can also find all the talk recordings directly on the Strapi YouTube channel.
60 new plugins were published on Strapi Market, which now totalizes 166 extensions. The most downloaded community plugins include:
Strapi is greater than ever, thanks to many improvements:
As much as your favorite open-source Headless CMS became better and better, 2023 definitely was the year of Strapi Cloud!
Since the creation of Strapi, it has been possible to deploy Strapi on any server or Cloud. With all of the benefits that come with this, it includes some challenges to handle: setting up servers (application, database, assets, etc.), managing security, scalability, etc. This might result in a lot of hidden financial and human costs. Strapi Cloud removes all of this complexity, by being the easiest platform to host, and scale, Strapi projects.
Strapi Cloud has been a fantastic success. We received a ton of positive feedback, and the numbers speak for themselves: Give Strapi Cloud a try!
As a business, we are glad we raised our Series B last year. This, combined with the massive growth of Strapi Cloud and the Enterprise Edition, guarantees the sustainability of the project, which is essential for all of the Strapi users. I am very comfortable to say Strapi is a solution you can very confidently rely on for all of your future projects.
The self-hosted Enterprise Edition (which includes SSO, Audit Logs, Review Workflows, Releases - soon, Content History - soon, and support) of Strapi has been a fantastic success since we started selling it in 2020. We see so much demand for Strapi Cloud that we are now shifting our efforts to the Cloud. We believe this is great not only for Strapi's sustainability but, even more importantly, for the community: it allows us to grow our revenue while limiting the number of paid features (hosting the CMS being necessary for anyone using a CMS).
We are now 78 Strapiers in the team, working 100% remotely, located in 13 different countries, for a total of 23 nationalities!
In June, we spent a fantastic week together, in person. For an all-remote organization like Strapi, it is essential to better know each other. The event was a perfect mix of inspiring workshops (cross-team collaboration, etc.) and, even more importantly, a ton of delightful moments! Strapiers organized amazing activities, such as karaoke, tea making, meditation (so relaxing that I fell asleep!), solidarity world tour, movie watching, soccer, darts, guinguette, and dance party. It was so much fun!
We have one objective for 2024: To make the Editing and Deployment Experience seamless.
Get ready for massive updates!
On top of their ability to manage content on multiple platforms, Headless CMSs were primarily created because developers want to use modern frontend frameworks. React, Next.js, Vue, Nuxt.js, Svelte, Angular, you name it. Say bye to old, slow, unmaintainable, monolith CMS templating systems. Instead, these modern frameworks allow developers to build more performant websites through a fantastic Developer Experience. Developers and businesses benefit from this new architecture, as higher performance results in better SEO, better User Experience, and stronger conversion rates.
By splitting the frontend and the CMS, the Editing Experience is not as great as it could be. Editors (and certainly developers) miss live previews, inline editing, etc. We will fix that. 2024 will be dedicated to unifying the frontend and the CMS, to offer a fantastic Editing Experience.
On top of this massive update, we will introduce significant improvements to Strapi. v5 will be live by the end of Q2, with solid updates: full TypeScript support, the ability to have a draft version of an already published entry, Vite instead of Webpack, simpler API format (bye "data.attributes"), and more!
We will release top-notch features, such as Releases (publish multiple entries, at a defined date and time, simultaneously) and Content History (see the previous versions of an entry and rollback within one click).
We will also allow nested components and release conditional fields.
We received fantastic feedback about Strapi Cloud, and look forward to making it even better! First, we will release a cheaper tier, which will start as low as $29/month. As much as we want to unify the frontend and the CMS, we will make Strapi and Strapi Cloud one single experience. We want to make using Strapi extremely easy. To do so, we will introduce a CLI that will deploy every Strapi project in seconds with an extremely fast build time. We will add a multiple environments feature.
This is quite a list of improvements, right?
We are more excited than ever about the future of Strapi, so we hope you are 🤓
2024 will be a fantastic year for Strapi. Looking forward to building this together with you!
Looking forward to celebrating 2023 achievements together and knowing more about what's next in 2024? Register here for the Community Call we will have today (Jan 9, 2024)!
Pierre created Strapi with Aurélien and Jim back in 2015. He's a strong believer in open-source, remote and people-first organizations. You can also find him regularly windsurfing or mountain-biking!