Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Strapi?

Strapi is an open-source, Node.js based, Content Management Framework to create APIs. It is designed for building practical, production-ready Node.js APIs in a matter of hours instead of weeks. Discover the Strapi features.

How to install Strapi?

It's really easy to get started with Strapi. We invite you to take a look at the starting guide.

I can't install Strapi on my machine

You might need to run the command as root. Try `$ sudo npm install strapi -g`.

If the issue persists, please open an issue on GitHub or join us on Slack to have a free community support. Access the support page.

What version of Node.js and npm is required for Strapi?

It is required to use the latest version of Node.js and npm (currently v9.x.x and v5.x.x).

How do I udpate my global version of Strapi?

You just need to reinstall it globally, as the same way as the first time using `$ npm install strapi -g`.

How can I contribute?

You can contribute to the open-source project on GitHub but please make sure to read the contributing file first. For more information, take a look at the community page. Also, feel free to join us on Slack and give us your feedback.

Where do discussions take place?

Discussions take place on Slack, GitHub and Stack Overflow. See our support page for more information.

Can I use Strapi in production?

Yes, tens of companies already use Strapi stack in production.

Who is behind Strapi?

Strapi is actively sponsored and maintained by Strapi Solutions, the company behind the Strapi open-source project. Visit the company page to discover more about the company and the team.

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