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Although registering a new user is very easy, there is not any roles system out-of-the-box. There is only a check box "Access keystone" which gives a user full administrative power. Adding different kind of users is only possible by editing the user data model. See More
Keystone follows MVC practices in managing routes, views and templates. Back-end developers with experience in working with MVC frameworks will find themselves at ease since the beginning, but developers who work on the front-end only will have a hard time finding what they are supposed to do to set up templates and such. See More
MongoDB is required to be up and running and a Yeoman generator is used to generate the application. Although the prompt based start-up in the command line helps you a lot, it still can be hard for someone inexperienced with NPM and Yeoman. See More
Too many bugs. Using Postgresql as the backend, I think that for a very large site, the generated tables could need some attention from a DBA for performance purposes. Also some of the structures (foreign keys do not refer to the generated table ID column) are not intuitive or accepted practice. Additionally, I kept having to restart my project from scratch, due to bugs. The admin Gui could also be more user friendly. It has great potential though. The technology stack is right there with where the market is going, as is the GraphQL API We eventually ended up creating our own CMS., for what we needed it worked out far quicker to create a Postgres database with standard DB design / admin tools, and then use Postgraphile to automatically expose this content (images, markdown, products, categories, etc) via GraphQL. We created a quick and dirty front end using a DB forms tool, that was still more user friendly than Strapi, which will be replaced by a VueJS front end down the road. See More
Apostrophe is the only Node.js CMS I know of, that has a frontend admin interface. It is modular, everything added to Apostrophe will be a module. The features are well thought out like in-context editing with areas and singletons, widgets, pieces and the official modules apostrophe-blog, apostrophe-workflow – and so much more. A well crafted content management system from the awesome folks of P’unk Avenue, who know the needs of website creators and owners alike. See More
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Strings, numbers and booleans are the basic building blocks for any site, but the fun really starts when you're building with arrays, structs, date pickers, media references, tags and dropdowns. HashBrown comes with 16 built-in field types, and gives you the power to combine them any way you please. See More
HashBrown is built on Node.js, sharing data models with the client side code. MongoDB is used to store site data, as a document database most accurately reflects the content of a complex website. This means that the content is always format consistent, and there is no incompatible serialisation and deserialisation happening between client and server. See More
Even though HashBrown is already a very flexible system out of the box, you may want to increase the flexibility even further to suit your needs. You may also want to add your own connection type, to allow publishing of your content to some obscure front-end that you wrote 15 years ago. It's all possible through the power of plugins. See More
With built-in support for languages, you can easily create a multilingual and multicultural website. There is no need for you to create your content trees multiple times for every language, nor is there a need for you to pay any particular attention to it when you create your fields. A simple "multilingual" switch is all you need, and you're good to go. See More
If you've ever found yourself running multiple copies of your CMS for development, staging and production environments, dumping and restoring databases to migrate content between them, and pulling your hair out over how tedious and error prone that is, look no further. HashBrown is built from the ground up as a multi-site, multi-environment system. See More
Despite being a very sophisticated machine, HashBrown could run on your toaster. As HashBrown only needs resources when you're changing your website's content, it's mostly idle. This makes it the cheapest CMS for hosting purposes, as well as enables you to run it on that Raspberry Pi you've been neglecting. See More
By storing your website's content separately from the site itself, you are not only making it hard for attackers to bring down your site, you are also rendering the effort completely pointless. There is simply no database on your website from which to steal information and hold ransom. You can secure HashBrown behind a VPN and still have a publicly accessible site, consisting of statically generated HTML. See More
HashBrown won't tell you how to do your job. It is and always will be exclusively a content management system, and not a rendering engine. This means you can plug it into any web solution you want, whether you're running GoLang, PHP, Node.js, .NET, Ruby or Python on your end doesn't matter to HashBrown at all. You are free to develop with your preferred tools at all times. See More
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