ApostropheCMS Reviews & Product Details

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What is ApostropheCMS?

ApostropheCMS was created to bring happiness and productivity to web developers and content editors. Flexibility balanced with security, leveraging the latest JavaScript best practices for a CMS that is fit for a single site or enterprise-level deployment. With intuitive in-context editing, a supercharged visual design palette and content enabled with drag and drop ease, there are no content hurdles that will stop you. Take ownership of your digital experience.

ApostropheCMS Details
Languages Supported
English, French
Product Description

Apostrophe is a content management system that helps you stay on mission.


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Apostrophe Technologies
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HQ Location
Philadelphia, PA
Twitter
@apostrophecms
819 Twitter followers

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Artist Manager and Recording Producer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

I found Apostrophe CMS while evaluating the field of solutions that support headless publication to other systems like Gatsby. I have a strong professional motivation to know and work with CMSs like Apostrophe, and therefore have seen a fair number of them. I know that content editors like the live editing view where they see changes happening immediately. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I'm not a Node developer, so I wouldn't invest in learning to develop on Apostrophe CMS myself, unless I was also ready to invest in my Node.js skills. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

It fits my criteria of having an Open Source program that also has commercial support and backing, while maintaining a strong contributor community. It solves the problem of intuitive content management without inheriting decades of technical debt, or architectures that were conceived of before mobile and multi-channel were the norm. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Web Platform Owner, Michelin Digital Factory
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

What brought Michelin Group to this CMS framework is a blend of modern technology and smooth admin experience. Its robust full-javascript open source stack is quite flexible and extendable, as experienced by our in-house development team. The admin tools have been extended as we grew bigger in scope, and currently allows for worldwide deployment in up to 50 countries and multitenancy operating model.

Finally, we enjoy a strong support from the ApostropheCMS core team and feel a willingness to scale up with respects to both open source vision and Enterprise-class ambitions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

If you just look at ApostropheCMS as a mere content management system, the learning curve to master its development may look steep, due to the recent technologies it leverages (NodeJS, MongoDB, etc.), as opposed to the more popular dev. languages (PHP) underlying the usual CMS systems. The required development skills may thus be less popular among the developer community. However when you look at ApostropheCMS as a framework — which it eventually is — the development learning effort is definitely worth the flexibility it brings. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

- start small, and build your operating model as you grow bigger

- invest in development skills to master underlying technical stack

- leverage the open source stack as much as possible and do the specific dev. only when necessary

- build strong links with the ApostropheCMS core team, leverage their support and share your roadmap Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Through its digital factory, Michelin has been extensively using ApostropheCMS for the last three years with most satisfaction. From a couple of small websites to our biggest, brand/country web platforms undergoing deployment all over the world, the reach of ApostropheCMS within our internal web ecosystem has been growing continuously and the solution currently powers up to 100 websites (and counting). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

In-context (on-page) editing, localization capabilities (requires workflow module), posibility of deep-nesting of components to achieve elaborate component taxonomies, great internal architecture, front-end-developer-friendly stack, ease of maintenance, ability to decouple the application from media storage (AWS S3-based solution available). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Permissions and access control capabilities allow for fine-grained control but are a bit confusing to set-up initially. It would be great if the Admin UI could be customized according to a user's needs - there are hacky ways to do this in the current version using over-rides and I believe the next major version is planning to implement this natively. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Try it with a reasonably sized website (~50 URLs). Don't be too concerned about the fact that it's still in its second version and by the smaller community (relative to bigger players in this space) - they're growing rapidly and the plans for the next version look great. The team is active and helpful in their online chat room and forums. Bug-fixes are quick and the code is very easy to contribute to. Their enterprise support plan is also a great value if your organization is very serious about moving fast. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Apostrophe is a CMS that can be tested, implemented and rolled-out rapidly, and at scale. Core features are solid and the APIs and architecture are quite straightforward. In our implementation, we were able to rapidly migrate around 22 of the 40-50 websites that are owned by our organization (~2500 URLs) in a span of 3 quarters. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

For general users, this CMS is great; it allows you to quickly and easily add content in a structured way. If you have well constructed modules, you can create beautiful websites that are easy to navigate. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Apostrophe doesn't come with very many modules out of the box, which means most of the modules you will want to add to your website you will have to create yourself. The size of the community makes it difficult to find people who have implemented various modules and shared them with others via open-source. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Not for beginning developers. I recommend this framework be used only by at least semi-experienced devs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Creating a custom site for a company. It has allowed us to completely customize our site from top to bottom. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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