Open Source Netlify & Forestry CMS

Nov 20, 2018 12:20 ยท 149 words ยท 1 minute read coding

Netlify CMS

A few weeks ago, I tried Netlify CMS and Forestry, and here are the results.

Speed ๐Ÿ”—︎

JAM stands for javascript, API, and markup. While serving over content delivery network (CDN) with deployment, they’re blazing fast. You don’t have to setup database or .htaccess files anymore.

Simplicity ๐Ÿ”—︎

Forestry is built in elegant modern style. Both of them provide an extremely simple layout which is also good for non-tech-savvy bloggers.

Security ๐Ÿ”—︎

They are run in HTML deployed using API over CDN protected by Let’s Encrpt Authority, therefore security is all time high.

Cost ๐Ÿ”—︎

All you have to spend is buying a domain name, which by the way, you could also do for free from FreeNom. Then your files are hosted for free on Github and DNS can be either Netlify’s or your own hosting provider. What’s left? Emails? Use Zoho free for creating upto 25 emails using SPF and DKIM records.