Simply copy and paste the following command line in your terminal to create your first Strapi project.
npx create-strapi-app my-project
Today, we are thrilled to announce the release of Strapi 4.12 and the launch of a new Strapi Cloud Custom Plan. Strapi v4.12 brings an array of exciting improvements that will transform the way you manage your content and streamline your editorial workflows. With a focus on flexibility, control, and efficiency, Strapi 4.12 is designed to empower developers, content creators, and teams alike. Strapi Cloud Custom Plan enables enterprises seeking a robust and scalable content management system (CMS) with customizable compliance and security features. Let's dive into the highlights of this release.
If you have watched the StrapiConf 2023 Keynote or already upgraded to Strapi v4.11, you might already be familiar with the first iteration of the Strapi Review Workflows and Bulk Publish features. Strapi v4.12 takes both features to the next level in addition to many other enhancement and bug fixes.
With the release of v4.11 in June, users gained the ability to select and manage multiple entries simultaneously with a single action instead of one-by-one content publishing! However, the first iteration of this feature came with a notable shortcoming which prevented content managers from quickly finding the entries that didn't meet publishing requirements. This resulted in users having to meticulously go through all their entries to identify the one that blocked the publishing process.
To mitigate this inefficiency, we developed a new version of Bulk Publish that clearly flags those entries not ready for publishing. You can now conveniently update them prior to initiating the publishing attempt. This game-changing enhancement boosts productivity, reduces the risk of errors, and simplifies your content release process. Whether you have a blog with numerous posts or an e-commerce site with a vast product catalog, Bulk Publish will undoubtedly be a favorite time-saver for content managers, offering a more user-friendly and efficient experience.
The big improvement in Strapi v4.12. is that users can now design and manage multiple content approval processes tailored to their specific needs with Multiple workflows. Whether you require a multi-stage review process or different workflows for different content types, we've got you covered! The new review workflows enable you to maintain strict control over content publication, ensuring only approved content reaches your audiences with the highest quality and compliance requirements.
With Strapi 4.12, we have also integrated the Review Workflow feature with the CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete) permissions of Strapi’s Role Based Access Control (RBAC) system. This means that you can easily tailor permissions to the specific roles of your team members, giving them precisely the level of access they require at every stage of the workflow.
For the next iterations, we also plan to introduce user assignment and permissions at the stage levels to enable admin users to decide who should be able move content to the next stage in a workflow.
Combine this custom roles management with the new support for webhooks, and you can now automate various actions triggered by stage changes, such as updating external systems or notifying stakeholders. It also means you can easily control what gets published or not by defining action based on publishing status or triggering an action after an interval of time has passed. Say goodbye to manual processes and hello to efficiency!
Check out the following video to get a full overview and live demo of this new feature at the official Strapi Review Workflow documentation.
In addition to this new features, the latest patch releases includes dozens of enhancements and bug fixes as you can see in the releases changelog on GitHub . Please note that we recently disclosed two security vulnerabilities and recommends immediate upgrading to fix them.
To create a new Strapi v4.12 project, simply run the following command:
1npx create-strapi-app my-project --quickstart
Following the general availability of Strapi Cloud back in June, we are thrilled to announce the launch of the Strapi Cloud Custom Plan, the latest addition to the Strapi Cloud family.
Strapi Cloud Custom Plan offers the same powerful security features and service addons as the self-hosted Strapi Enterprise Edition with a managed platform for building, deploying, and scaling your Strapi application. This new plan allows you to focus solely on your content and business growth while leaving the infrastructure and uptime worries to us.
Compliance & Security Features: Strapi Cloud Custom Plan includes SSO for the Strapi Admin panel as well as customizable number of retention days for Audit logs and number of Review workflows to help achieve your compliance requirements.
Fully Managed Convenience: Say goodbye to time consuming infrastructure management. Strapi Cloud Custom Plan provides a fully managed experience, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of Strapi Enterprise without the burden of maintaining servers, or dealing with technical issues. Our team of experts ensures your CMS runs seamlessly and efficiently at all times.
Scalability and Performance: As your business grows, so should your CMS. Strapi Cloud Custom Plan is designed to be highly scalable with generous bandwidth and storage limits, ensuring your website or application can handle increasing traffic and data demands without compromising on performance.
Improved Developer Experience: The Cloud Custom Plan combines Enterprise CMS features and Cloud capabilities such as easy deployment, database storage, email provider, global CDN, real-time logs, email / in-app notifications and custom domains. A turnkey experience without sacrificing the flexibility and customization capabilities that Strapi Community Edition provides to developers.
Technical Audit and Support: With this new Cloud Custom Plan you can now benefit from our premium support and technical audit. Our dedicated support team is always ready to assist you with any questions, issues, or challenges you might have.
Follow this step-by-step guide for deploying your Strapi application on Strapi Cloud and start a free 14 days trial. This step will require a credit card for potential overages and for adding additional seats, however the base subscription and services will be available via an order form for payment via wire transfer.
To upgrade to a Strapi Cloud Custom plan, please contact our sales team and they will guide you through the order process.
Victor Coisne is VP Marketing at Strapi, the leading Open Source Headless CMS. As an open-source and developer community enthusiast, Victor has been working for Open Core B2B companies for more than a decade including 5+ years as Head of Community at Docker. In his free time, Victor enjoys spending time with friends, wine tasting, playing chess, tennis or soccer.