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The combination of Strapi and Next.js

Lightning-fast websites and applications

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Which CMS should you choose for your new website? Drupal and WordPress are popular choices, and larger organisations have their own system developed. At Mediabirds, we often recommend Strapi, as it works perfectly with Next.js. And is that technically a bit too fast for you? We’d be happy to explain why it’s the ideal choice for SMEs and larger organisations, especially for professional websites that want to grow over time.

The Next.js front-end framework has already been embraced by the likes of Netflix, TikTok and Nike, and is working hard to engage companies across the board. For us, it is especially important that the framework works perfectly with the Strapi CMS. This combination guarantees a super-fast website, perfect search engine optimisation and a great design.

What is Strapi?

Strapi is a ‘headless’ CMS. That means the system runs separately from the presentation of the website. The system manages the content, while the pages and individual pieces of content provide the online presentation that the visitor sees (the Next.js framework presents that data).

However, Strapi is more than a CMS for websites. We can just as easily connect it to applications we build. The system is set up API-first, so allows all kinds of other links. This makes the system suitable for websites, applications, apps and even devices such as in-store displays.

Moreover, we can develop any specific desired functionality in Strapi, and seamlessly integrate it into the management system. For example, we can develop plugins without restrictions, which Next.js then displays on the website. The CMS thus offers modern and mature capabilities, for websites that want to grow.

Strapi with Next.js

Combining Strapi with Next.js guarantees an online environment built from separate building blocks that integrate seamlessly. We use Next.js for the front-end of the website, while Strapi is equally suitable as a technical base for applications, apps and other uses.

Meanwhile, Strapi works very user-friendly, also specifically in combination with Next.js. That means we can develop efficiently, for nicer websites that are also finished faster. And once the website is live, the technology used guarantees fast loading times. In this way, the combination of the two represents a major step forward, both for SMEs and large organisations, and for any company that wants to have a website developed.

Superfast website with a great design

As a web agency in Amsterdam, we are always looking for the best systems and platforms to develop websites. Combining Strapi CMS with Next.js as a front-end framework is one such winning combination.

Would you like to know more about your new website in Strapi? Or are you curious which other clients are already using it? Ask us your questions and we’ll be happy to tell you more.