Quest for a CMS in 2018 : KeystoneJS Feedback
I have received several requests after my first article dealing with CMS, Headless CMS (KeyStoneJS) and the rather gloomy conclusion.
This article is giving a feedback of my next experiences.
At that time, I decided to give a try to KeystoneJS and build up my own solution.
I have started with Keystone.
But I encountered a major issue with the framework. Despite being fluent with Node.js and some other frameworks.
I could not enter in KeystoneJS.The reason is I had to adapt my previous blog data (tags and categories) into the new structure. The immediate impact I had to learn the glory details of the framework to see how adding a field to a structure, a picture etc.
I had the feeling to learn a totally new framework where my Mongoose knowledge wasn’t helping me.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good framework however my skills were not enough good to quickly adopt the technology.
I decided to decrease the barrier of adoption by picking a CMS technology that would use only standard technologies and if possible no intermediate framework.
I looked for a starter pack using the technologies Node.js , MongoDB, Express, Helmet and Vue.js 2.0.
I found the really great starter :
And I plugged quite easily my Vue.js template on this backend.
I was quite happy, refactored it to my needs.
More industrial solution
Finally my friend recommended me to use the loopback framework backed up by IBM.
I rewrote my already working project (from the previous template) in Loopback.io in a couple of days.
I still have my Vue.js template outside since I built it with vue.cli and it was a little bit complicate to integrate it.
I have been able to get a working small version of my blog using loopback and Vue.js
My future article is talking about sanity.io, a new CMS solution.JS
I had to remove my Hexo blog since I was very very late in the writing of new articles.
My new solution works but it’s a prototype and I still have the issue to not have a working online editor.
The development of a solution is great and really easy with KeystoneJs or Loopback.io, but during this time I am not writing articles and it’s annoying me.
I am back on a wordpress for publishing reason and I am giving a try with Sanity.io for which I will write a new article soon.