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Open Source GraphCMS Alternatives

The best open source alternative to GraphCMS is Strapi. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to GraphCMS and 13 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to GraphCMS are Cockpit, Prisma GraphQL API, Sanity.io and Gentics Mesh.

GraphCMS alternatives are mainly CMS Tools but may also be Blog Publishing Tools or Static Site Generators. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of GraphCMS.
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Online
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)

GraphCMS is a headless CMS based on GraphQL. It lets you build a hosted GraphQL content API for your sites and apps while...

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  1. Strapi enables developers to build projects faster by providing a customizable API out of the box and giving them the freedom to use their favorite tools.

    Content types builder
  2. Cockpit icon

    Cockpit

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • SQLite

    Cockpit was born out of the need of building a simple dynamic site. Sure, Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal and all the other full-stack content management systems are possible solutions for that task ...

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  3. Prisma GraphQL API icon

    Prisma GraphQL API

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • GraphQL

    Prisma - turn your database into a GraphQL API. Prisma lets you design your data model and have a production-ready GraphQL API online in minutes.

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  4. Sanity.io icon

    Sanity.io

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Online

    Sanity is a hosted backend for structured content with a real-time API, globally distributed CDN, and a powerful, but simple query language. A headless CMS with an open source React-based editor, that can be configured with basic JavaScript.

    Documents
  5. Gentics Mesh icon

    Gentics Mesh

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    Gentics Mesh is an open source API-first CMS, complete with multi-language support, versioning and roles & permissions. Built for scalability, it enables you to store & retrieve JSON documents and binaries via REST or GraphQL.

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  6. API Platform icon

    API Platform

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    API Platform is a next-generation web framework designed to easily create API-first projects without compromising extensibility and flexibility:

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  7. PostGraphile icon

    PostGraphile

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • PostgreSQL

    GraphQL API for Postgres Builds and serves a client-facing GraphQL API by inspecting your existing database (tables, columns, relations, views, procedures and more). No GraphQL coding necessary!.

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  8. Payload CMS icon

    Payload CMS

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • JavaScript
    • Typescript
    • Node.JS

    Gain complete control over your JavaScript web app and content system with out-of-the-box authentication, localization, file uploads, graphQL and restful API exposure, access control, flexible content all administered from a wonderful to use authoring experience.

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  9. Lagan icon

    Lagan

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • PHP

    Lagan is a CMS that lets you create flexible content objects with a simple class, and manage them with a web interface that is ‘automagically’ created.

    Web interface home screen
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    GraphQLZero

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    GraphQLZero is a free, online GraphQL API that you can use to get fake data from a real backend while testing or prototyping your app. It is inspired and powered by JSONPlaceholder, serving the same dataset but in the form of a GraphQL server.

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