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Butter CMS

A comprehensive headless CMS tool
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Butter CMS gives complete freedom to build a website or a branded blog with full SEO and supports any tech stack. This tool saves you money and the time for site development time. Butter CMS is a maintenance free headless CMS tool and can integrate with any language or framework. The powerful interface helps you define and customize every element of your website without any hassle. Butter CMS allows to hybridize from traditional CMS boundaries and stop writing lines of custom codes.

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Support 24/7 (Live rep) Business Hours Online Customer Type Individuals Freelancers Medium Business Small Business
API Location / Phone Number San Francisco, CA
Deployment SaaS/Web/Cloud Category Headless CMS Software

Butter CMS Pricing

Pricing ModelFree Trial , Open-source , Subscription
MONTHLY YEARLY
Blog
$40 /Month
Billed Yearly

Features

  • Perfect for adding a fast + SEO-tuned blog to your existing site
  • Unlimited Users
  • 50 Blog Posts
  • WordPress Migration
Startup
$99 /Month
Billed Yearly

Features

  • Great for quickly launching a full marketing site for your startup
  • Unlimited Users
  • 300 Blog Posts
  • 50 Pages
  • Collection
Small Business
$208 /User/Month
Billed Yearly

Features

  • For marketing teams to scale content, product marketing and SEO.
  • Unlimited Users
  • 600 Blog Posts
  • 100 Pages
  • Localization
Agency + Enterprise
Custom

Features

  • A plan precisely tailored to your needs. Custom content limits.
  • Solution Engineer
  • Enterprise-class SLA
  • Multiple Environments
  • Write API
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Disclaimer: The pricing details were last updated on 23/01/2019 from the vendor website and may be different from actual. Please confirm with the vendor website before purchasing.

Butter CMS FAQs

Butter CMS is Headless CMS Software. Butter CMS offers the following functionalities:

  • Version Control
  • Approval Process Control
  • Document Management
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Multi-language Support
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Drag and Drop Editor
  • Content Blocks

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The pricing for Butter CMS starts at $49.00 per month. Butter CMS has 3 different plans:

  • Blog at $49.00 per month.
  • Startup at $119.00 per month.
  • Small Business at $249.00 per user per month.
    • Butter CMS also offers a custom plan based on the customer's request.

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No, Butter CMS does not offer a free plan.

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Yes, Butter CMS provides API.

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Butter CMS Reviews

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Jeffrey MSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 29 January 2020)
"Easy for both your content and tech teams."

What do you like best?

We've used ButterCMS since day 1 at Bottlecode. We were able to implement our basic content strategy in half a day using ButterCMS and our content team loves the product. I can only recall one day with some intermittent downtime due to their upstream CDN and the team was responsive. Their technical support is top-notch, too.

What do you dislike?

I'd love more flexibility around creating my own "components" to add to page types as well as validation rules and hooking into our own data, but that's teetering close to custom CMS territory.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use ButterCMS to power our "Skincare 101" education portal at Bottlecode as well as highly-customized landing pages we use to test creative strategies.

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Mike TSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 06 December 2019)
"Exactly what every site needs + great support"

What do you like best?

I love having control of my website content without having to use WordPress or another awful CMS. The language option makes localization super easy. Their support is awesome. I made a complicated request and it was taken care of within 24 hours.

What do you dislike?

On some of the pages it can be problematic to have to scroll down to view all the content boxes.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Allow us to make all the changes we need to the site and nothing more. No WordPress!

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User in Consumer GoodsSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 21 October 2019)
"Easy and Flexible"

What do you like best?

Butter CMS allows me to make content pages quickly and easily while being flexible and powerful enough to allow for the needs of my company. On the rare occasion I have an issue, the team at Butter CMS was very quick to help me find a resolution - even going far as to troubleshoot an issue on my end.

What do you dislike?

A few more options with blog posts in the API would be great the editor for the raw html/text could be a little nicer but these are very minor complaints.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Butter CMS is great for quickly and easily adding content and flexible enough to customize. The team is always on hand to help out and work through any issues you might encounter.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Essentially, ButterCMS allows for our online sales platform to rapidly make pages for all of our products. The well documented API makes it extremely easy to update our content dynamically and customize it to fit our needs.

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Aaron BSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 23 September 2019)
"Just what I was looking for"

What do you like best?

I used Butter CMS for a project with one organization that I worked for, and when I had similar requirements at my next job, I immediately recommended it there because I knew that working with it again would be perfect for me.

As a developer (formerly and technical architect with a lot of experience with HTML, CSS, Javascript, and several server-side rendering languages, I prefer to build my UI from the ground up, so using a headless CMS is a no-brainer for me and Butter CMS is the best one I've found. It's been able to provide all of the functionality that I've needed on the projects I've used it on, and it's not overly complex so I don't feel like I'm only utilizing 10% of the product. Similarly, the simplicity implies to me minimal overhead.

The documentation is great, and the support team has been excellent regarding both response time (usually same day - within an hour or so, even and efficacy.

What do you dislike?

I don't have any particular thing that I "dislike" at the moment. As I mentioned above, the support team is great so any time I've had an issue I've reached out to them and resolved it quickly.

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What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As I mentioned under "What do you like best?" the main problem for me is otherwise having to rely on CMS platforms that take too much control away from the developer and/or require you to essentially learn to use that CMS like you'd learn to write another language. I want to bring to the table my frontend, my backend API's, decisions related to authentication and all of that, and I just want Butter to house my content and provide an interface where the people responsible for content on our website can go and make those changes, and that's exactly what it provides: no more, no less.

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Aaron BSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 23 September 2019)
"Just what I was looking for"

What do you like best?

I used Butter CMS for a project with one organization that I worked for, and when I had similar requirements at my next job, I immediately recommended it there because I knew that working with it again would be perfect for me.

As a developer (formerly) and technical architect with a lot of experience with HTML, CSS, Javascript, and several server-side rendering languages, I prefer to build my UI from the ground up, so using a headless CMS is a no-brainer for me and Butter CMS is the best one I've found. It's been able to provide all of the functionality that I've needed on the projects I've used it on, and it's not overly complex so I don't feel like I'm only utilizing 10% of the product. Similarly, the simplicity implies to me minimal overhead.

The documentation is great, and the support team has been excellent regarding both response time (usually same day - within an hour or so, even) and efficacy.

What do you dislike?

I don't have any particular thing that I "dislike" at the moment. As I mentioned above, the support team is great so any time I've had an issue I've reached out to them and resolved it quickly.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As I mentioned under "What do you like best?" the main problem for me is otherwise having to rely on CMS platforms that take too much control away from the developer and/or require you to essentially learn to use that CMS like you'd learn to write another language. I want to bring to the table my frontend, my backend API's, decisions related to authentication and all of that, and I just want Butter to house my content and provide an interface where the people responsible for content on our website can go and make those changes, and that's exactly what it provides: no more, no less.

...more
Brandon JSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 12 September 2019)
"ButterCMS is amazing and I can see it being so much more!"

What do you like best?

I made the decision to switch from Contentful to ButterCMS after doing a bit of shopping around / research of the current HeadlessCMS offerings.

ButterCMS is an API first platform, served in JSON in a mostly RESTful way. It was definitely built with developers in mind, which is what makes its integration, setup time, and delivery among the top praised aspects of the platform/service.

Here are some of the best features:

- Collections and the ability to order fields and items

- The Page engine to build static and templated pages

- A Blog engine that serves a collection of Posts with SEO in mind

- Great documentation in multiple languages and frameworks

- Integration with Filestack / CDN

- Page Preview

- And last but not least, an absolutely amazing Customer Service team, super responsive and helpful!

Things that really impressed me:

- I reported a bug and it was fixed over the weekend. That's dedication!

- Our Marketing team loved the ease in which they can now manage content in comparison to their experience with Contentful

- Real conversations with the Co Founder and Customer Success team

- Getting informed of new features and being asked for input on what would make this service better

Overall, I would highly recommend this over other Headless CMS services I have tried and evaluated.

What do you dislike?

I think the admin interface is showing its age from a UI perspective, but is generally great from a UX perspective. Regardless, it is very usable and needs little to no on-boarding to using it, which my team loves!

There really just isn't much to dislike about this service!

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Recommendations to others considering the product:

Definitely give this Headless CMS a try, they even have a developer tier (free that allows you to use most of the features of the platform.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our team set out to solve the problem of having TWO CMSs run our marketing site. We had a blog in Wordpress and the rest of the site was in React/Gatsby/Contentful.

Managing two CMSs was a pain. Matching UI elements in two completely different stacks was a nightmare. The marketing team in particularly dislikes Contentful for various reasons, so I was tasked for exploring alternatives.

After integrating with Butter, we were able to get the best features of Wordpress (Preview, Edit history, Blog Engine, SEO plus the ability to essentially build custom admin forms (Page engine, all through a single CMS. Pulling the site through a traditional SSR application gave us the ability to run our site similar to a Wordpress architecture, which was important to the Marketing Team.

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AdministratorSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 29 August 2019)
"Flexible"

What do you like best?

ButterCMS is very useful in giving us the flexibility to create a website exactly to our liking through code, while still allowing the content to be edited without the need to know how to write code. I also appreciate the great customer support that is received when we have questions or issues.

What do you dislike?

there is nothing I do not like about ButterCMS

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What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to make changes to our website without having to always ask a developer to make the changes for us

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Source : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 15 June 2019)
"LOVE THIS HEADLESS BUTTERCMS!"

What do you like best?

The best thing I like about Butter CMS is their support and engineer teams. They're very helpful whenever you need them. Also I love the API and documentation, very handy with multiple programming language doc, make it a lot easier to integrate.

What do you dislike?

I would say the speed of the API a bit slow, but then I believe my query was collecting too much data and hence why it's slow. Still, the API-based CMS is very amazing, cannot go back to Wordpress once you starts with ButterCMS!

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Take your time to go through documentation. You will learn a lot.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We want to make it a lot easier to publish our content. Now we can have anyone in our office to update content, and the engineer team wouldn't have to worry anymore.

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Source : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 06 June 2019)
" Amazing Customer Service!"

What do you like best?

They really make me feel valued as a customer. They work WITH you. It's not as though it's their way or the highway. They have amazing documentation for a variety of web frameworks (I'm using Gatsby.

What do you dislike?

The only downside I've experienced so far is that you need the Business Plan for Localizations but like I said previously they were willing to work with me to come to a solution.

Also, having the ability to create some structure for all your Collections would be helpful.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was initially only thinking of using them for my blog content but now all the static information for my entire site is hosted with them. What a great way to organize you content.

Localization management is also a huge boon and it brings my site accessibility to a new level.

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Source : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 28 May 2019)
"ButterCMS on a Progressive Web App"

What do you like best?

We were able to seamlessly integrate ButterCMS into our existing Progressive Web App (PWA to help provide our community with more resources and grow our digital marketing. We are able to publish content regularly to our PWA and grow our marketing efforts.

What do you dislike?

It would be tough to say that there is anything in particular that we dislike. Our development team was able to hook up to ButterCMS's API relatively easily and get our blog up and running very fast.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

They have a lot of user support documentation that is very helpful for development team in getting ButterCMS set up on your platform.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We built our PWA using Stenciljs and since it is framework-free and based on web components we wanted something that would integrate seamlessly. Additionally, we wanted something that would allow us to publish new content to our website that did not require developers, designers, and QA testers. We discussed custom building a blog and a CMS but the time and investment was tough to justify because we dedicate most of our time to client work. ButterCMS allows anyone on our team to easily publish new content to our PWA without the need of skilled developers or designers.

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