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Content Management features

Compare the features of the Content Management to help you choose the right one for your needs.

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CMS Type




Editor Experience

Dashboard Internationalization

The CMS interface can be displayed in multiple languages, making it accessible for non-English speakers.

Multilanguage Content

Support for creating and managing content in multiple languages. Useful for global websites that need to cater to different regions.

Scheduling & Releases

Allows you to schedule content to be published at a specific time and date in the future.
requires plugin

Content Versioning

Keeps track of different versions of content, allowing you to revert to previous versions if needed. Like an "undo" button for your content.


Automatically saves changes as you work, preventing data loss if something unexpected happens, like a browser crash.

Preview Content

Lets you see how content will look on your live site before publishing it. Like a sneak peek before it goes live.
requires a developer

Multiple Environments

Support for different stages of content (e.g., development, staging, production). This allows testing changes in a safe environment before going live.


Sets up an approval process for content creation. For example, a writer might submit content, then an editor reviews and approves it before publishing.
feature called Merge Request

Customizable UI

Allows customization of the CMS user interface to match your brand or specific needs.

Team Management

User Roles

Predefined roles (like admin, editor, viewer) with specific permissions.

Custom User Roles

Ability to create custom roles with specific permissions tailored to your organization’s needs.

Organization Management

Allows you to manage different user groups and access within the CMS.

Developer Experience


An API that follows REST principles, allowing developers to interact with the CMS using standard HTTP requests.


An API that uses GraphQL, allowing clients to request exactly the data they need, making data fetching more efficient.

Images API

API specifically for managing images, including uploading, processing, and retrieving images.

Content Management API

API for managing content, including creating, updating, and deleting content items.

Field Types

Different types of data fields available for content, such as text, number, date, media, etc.

Custom Field Types

Allows you to create even more specific field types beyond the basic ones, to perfectly match the type of content you manage.


Allows the CMS to send real-time notifications to other systems or services when certain events happen (e.g., content published). You can use these to trigger actions in other applications.


Command Line Interface tools that allow developers to perform tasks and manage the tool via the command line.


A set of tools and pre-written code snippets that developers can use to integrate the CMS with their project more easily.

Free Tier

Free Plan Available

Some headless CMS providers offer a free plan with limited features, allowing you to try it out before committing.
for non-commercial project

Team Members

The number of users (team members) that can be added to the CMS.


The number of different languages and regional settings the CMS supports for content creation and management.



Support for managing multiple projects within the same CMS account.

Security & Compliance Offerings

Two-factor authentication

Adds an extra layer of security when logging in.

Team Logs

Tracks user activity within the platform for better accountability.


Compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation for handling personal data.


Service Organization Control 2 compliance for managing customer data.


International standard for information security management.



Additional plugins or add-ons that can enhance the functionality of the platform.

Built-in Backups & Restore

Features that automatically back up content and settings, allowing easy restoration in case of data loss.