Strapi vs Wordpress

Are you looking for an alternative to WordPress?

    CMS architecture

    Traditional vs Headless CMS

    If you’re fed up by WordPress’s underlying lines of codes that you need to dig into to get any part modified to fit your project, don’t be shy: it’s also one of the reasons why we created Strapi.

    In a traditional or monolithic CMS like WordPress, everything is packaged together: the backend is rigidly and intricately linked to the design frontend part of your application. A headless CMS like Strapi focuses on its primary mission: managing content. It does so by storing content in a database, providing an interface to manage content, and exposing it with an API, to make it available to any frontend.

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    Strapi is much more flexible

    Strapi has been designed to empower the community of users to build any project they think of. Everything is made so you can design your content structure in a snap.

    What you can do with the Advanced Custom Fields plugin for WordPress, you can do it natively in Strapi.

    Strapi Relations feature makes it incredibly easy to create multiple relations using only the admin panel. In a couple of clicks, you can handle any relations you need to link your entries: one-way, one-to-one, one-to-many, many-to-many, or polymorphic.

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    Strapi is fully customizable

    Strapi is customizable without twisting the code. You decide on your API and data structure. You can customize anything through the API or by editing the files inside your code.

    Strapi Repeatable Groups feature allows you to create custom components and create rich layouts for any pages: case studies, product pages, testimonials, or landing pages.

    Strapi is self-hosted and open-source. This means that you can install Strapi on your own server and customize it fully to meet your needs.

    Strapi can be adapted to suit your needs, whatever your project is: a corporate website, a blog, a mobile application, an ecommerce platform, a connected object, you name it.


    Strapi is faster

    Strapi is powered by a modern technology stack using Node.js. That's why it's fast. Really fast.

    The installation is made in less than two minutes and the admin panel doesn’t reload upon saving. If you compare Strapi with WordPress, you’ll see that WordPress is much slower than Strapi to deliver the same thing. The reason is in the technology WordPress and Strapi are built on. But also because your pages are either cached or dynamically refreshed, if you create a single-page application or if you are using a static site generator.

    And this performance has an impact on the whole project, from user engagement or content editor comfort to Google ranking.


    Strapi is free

    So is WordPress. Strapi is free to use because we also believe in the power of open-source communities. We believe that anyone should be able to build their project easily and contribute. Strapi is therefore a project of more than 600 contributors.

    Available on GitHub, Strapi exists to fuel the world’s creativity and productivity. Strapi is community-first, free, and will stay that way forever.

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