Netlify 1.0 provides an open source alternative to the rising number of proprietary headless CMS offerings that enable how developers actually work today — in Git and increasingly decoupling the front and back end. Netlify is supported by a growing community with 3,500 stars on GitHub and 60 regular contributors.
According to Mathias Biilmann, CEO of Netlify, “Netlify won’t dictate your workflow or toolchain. Users can use their preferred build tool, static site generator, CDN and Git platform.” It is a single page React app. It enables you to create custom-styled previews, UI widgets, and editor plugins or add backends to support different Git platform APIs.
Moreover, Netlify CMS 1.0 —- which integrates with pre-configured templates from Hugo and Gatsby — brings about a totally rewritten markdown editor along with general bug fixes and improvements being thrown into the mix. Netlify CMS has a Gittercommunity where members of the community hang out and share things about the project, as well as give and receive support.