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The latest from team Stackbit and friends.

The Missing Piece of the Jamstack

Sean C Davis

At Stackbit, we're working to fill in this missing piece in the Jamstack; We believe we can build a healthy contract between developers and content creators

Why We Chose Next.js

Katie Kodes

We know we can better enhance our developer experience by focusing on a single static site generator. We chose Next.js. And here's why.

10 Reasons to Choose Tailwind CSS

Ashutosh Mishra

We're using Tailwind CSS for our component library. Here are 10 reasons we think it'd be a good fit for your next project.

What Made the Essence of Jamstack Possible

Sean C Davis

It's much easier to maintain a site over time when the content is separate from the code. Walk through that process using a real example with Eleventy.

The Next Evolution of Stackbit

Sean C Davis

This next version of Stackbit is going to be incredible! And we're offering sneak peeks through our Early Access Program.

A Site Builder for Developers: Explained

Katie Kodes

While most site builders focus exclusively on the content editing experience, Stackbit works to find a balance that also serves developers.

How to Separate Content from Website Code

Sean C Davis

It's much easier to maintain a site over time when the content is separate from the code. Walk through that process using a real example with Eleventy.

Deploying Jamstack sites to Azure

Ohad Eder-Pressman

Announcing the Stackbit Azure Marketplace app — quick and easy Jamstack site creation and deployment using your existing Azure account.

How to Build a Jamstack Website with an SEO-Friendly Theme

Lana Volkov

There are many SEO benefits to using Jamstack technologies when building your website. In this article, we will create and SEO-optimize a Jamstack website with Stackbit’s search-engine friendly theme, Azimuth.

Introducing Stackbit SEO Tools

Neta Dumai

We created a set of tools inside Stackbit Studio that enable users to add meta data according to best practices, see visual feedback for how pages will show up in search results, and control how pages will appear when shared on social media using Open Graph for Facebook and LinkedIn, and Twitter Cards.

Introducing jamstack.new

Eduardo Bouças

We're excited to announce a nifty little shortcut for creating new Jamstack sites: here's jamstack.new.

Stackbit Meets Next.js

Eduardo Bouças

We're bringing Next.js into the Stackbit family. Here's what that means for you and your projects.

Now Anyone Can Make the Web, Better

Ohad Eder-Pressman

Today we are proud to announce Stackbit Studio – the live editing experience at the heart of our Jamstack platform.

A Complete Guide to Netlify Forms

Brian Rinaldi

Forms are a standard requirement for any site. Netlify's Forms feature makes forms in Jamstack sites easy - and it's built into Stackbit sites. This guide shows you everything you need to know about Netlify Forms.

Adding a Mailing List to Your Gatsby Site

Brian Rinaldi

Documentation sites are a longstanding and common use case for the JAMstack. In this post we explore some of the options available to you for developing them and show an example of how to build one.

Adding Search to Your Gatsby Site

Brian Rinaldi

Search is a common site requirement. Let's look at how to populate a search index on Algolia and implement search on a Jamstack site built with Gatsby.

Getting Started with Next.js for Jamstack Development

Brian Rinaldi

Next.js is an increasingly popular solution for creating Jamstack sites using JavaScript and React. In this post we explore how to build your first Jamstack site using Next.js that connects to a headless CMS for content using the Sourcebit open source project.

4 Tips to Improve Your Stackbit Gatsby Site

Brian Rinaldi

Step-by-step instructions for adding a favicon, analytics, social sharing meta tags and a site map to your Gatsby site created using the Stackbit site builder.

10 of the Best Gatsby Themes

Brian Rinaldi

Exploring some of the best options for free and open source Gatsby themes to help you get started on your next Gatsby Jamstack site.

4 New Tools to Watch in the Jamstack Ecosystem

Brian Rinaldi

There have been a lot of new innovations in the Jamstack ecosystem already in 2020. Let's look at some of the major highlights including new static site generators and new deployment tools.

What is Markdown and Why Does it Matter to the Jamstack?

Brian Rinaldi

Markdown is so ubiquitous in the Jamstack that many people confuse the M in the JAM acronym to mean Markdown rather than markup. But how did this happen and why does Markdown play such a big role in Jamstack development?

Advanced Hugo Template Tips and Tricks

Brian Rinaldi

Hugo's Go-powered templates can accomplish some very powerful templating tasks. In this post, we explore some tips and tricks for building advanced Hugo templates.

Managing Content Relationships in Git-based Headless CMS

Brian Rinaldi

Relationships between content items are key to developing a good content model. This post explores how to handle these relationships in a JAMstack site that uses a git-based content management system.

Building Documentation Sites with the JAMstack

Brian Rinaldi

Documentation sites are a longstanding and common use case for the JAMstack. In this post we explore some of the options available to you for developing them and show an example of how to build one.

How to Choose Your Static Site Generator

Brian Rinaldi

The static site generator (SSG) is a key ingredient in developing a JAMstack web app, but there are literally hundreds to choose from. In this article, Brian Rinaldi offers his advice and guidance on choosing the option that's best for you.

Help Keep Your Community Informed During Quarantine

Brian Rinaldi

In an effort to help keep communities informed, Contentful created a template for COVID-19 related community updates and we have enabled this template for one-click deployment via the Stackbit site builder.

How (and Why!) to do Content Marketing as a Developer

Peter Thaleikis

Content marketing may not be a skill that comes naturally to many developers, but Peter Thaleikis shares his reasons why developers should care about it and advice on getting started with it.

Build Your First Sourcebit Plugin

Brian Rinaldi

Sourcebit is a fully-extensible open source project that can connect any data source with a JAMstack site. In this post, we'll learn how you can build a plugin to connect to a data source, target SSG or transform data.

Getting Started with Ecommerce and the JAMstack

Brian Rinaldi

A look at some of the options for building an ecommerce site using the JAMstack including a demo that shows how to easily build am ecommerce site using a headless CMS and Snipcart.

Bringing Next.js to the JAMstack

Simon Hanukaev

Next.js recently added a bunch of new features geared specifically for JAMstack sites. In this post, Simon Hanukaev shows how a new project called Sourcebit can help make these even more powerful when working with a CMS-connected site.

AMP for the JAMstack

Stephen Keep

Despite the controversy that has surrounded it, AMP has become a requirement for certain types of sites. Stephen Keep shows us when and why you may need AMP and how to implement it on a Hugo site.

Data-driven JAMstack with Sourcebit

Brian Rinaldi

Sourcebit is a new open source project that aims to make it easy for developers to connect their JAMstack site to data coming from a broad range of sources. In this tutorial, we explore how to use it.

3 Strategies for Migrating from Wordpress to JAMstack

Brian Rinaldi

Migrating from Wordpress to JAMstack offers a number of benefits, but it can be difficult to know what the best strategy for transitioning content is. In this post, Brian Rinaldi shares some potential strategies for making the move.

What’s a Headless CMS and Why Should You Care?

Gift Egwuenu

Gift Egwuenu discusses what you need to know about headless content management systems, such as what a headless CMS is and what the benefits and use cases of using the headless CMS are.

Voice Assistants and the JAMstack

Raymond Camden

Raymond Camden explores how to create an Alexa or Google Home integration with your JAMstack site by leveraging serverless functions that access the existing data.

Extending JAMstack: 10 APIs and Tools to check out in 2020

Gift Egwuenu

The ongoing conversation about JAMstack has moved from being just a stack for creating static sites to a stack for developing dynamic web applications. Let’s take a look at an extensive list of APIs and tools you can leverage.

Searching the JAMStack

Raymond Camden

Raymond Camden explores some options for adding site search functionality to a JAMStack site.

What to Expect from the JAMstack in 2020 - Bud Parr

Brian Rinaldi

What exciting new things happened in 2019 in JAMstack? What can you expect to see in 2020? Bud Parr, creator of The New Dynamic community and newsletter, shares his thoughts.

15 JAMstack Resources You Need as a Web Developer

Brian Rinaldi

What resources would we recommend for developers working with the JAMstack today? Let's take a look at resources for everything from getting started to advanced topics to community.

Gating Content in JAMstack Sites

Brian Rinaldi

A step-by-step guide to adding registration and login requirements to sections of content on a JAMstack site.

Get Netlify Build Updates Directly on Your Site!

Brian Rinaldi

A look at Stackbit's new On-page Control Center that gives you detailed information about your Netlify build without ever leaving your site. So say goodbye to ⌘+R, ⌘+R, ⌘+R.

Own Your Content, Broaden Your Audience

Brian Rinaldi

The Dev.to and Stackbit integration gives developers an easy option to build a site with the benefits of the JAMStack and owning their own content while accessing the large audience of developers on Dev.to.

Sanity.io is now on Stackbit!

Rodik Hanukaev

We're very excited to announce that we've integrated another amazing CMS to our ever growing catalog! 🎉 Now, all new and existing Uniform themes can be deployed and managed with Sanity.io! 🎉

Tutorial: Adding Stackbit to a Jekyll theme

Tomas Bankauskas

In this tutorial you will learn how to convert your Jekyll theme to a [Stackbit Uniform theme](https://www.stackbit.com/uniform-themes/). With Stackbit Uniform, you can connect your theme to headless CMS and deploy it to Netlify in minutes.

Tutorial: Adding Stackbit to a Hugo Theme (part 2/2)

Robert Austin

This is part 2 of our tutorial on adding Stackbit to an existing Hugo theme. In this tutorial we will model our Hugo themes data and configuration files. We also cover some more advanced model types including Object models and object field models.

Tutorial: Adding Stackbit to a Hugo theme (part 1/2)

Robert Austin

In this tutorial I'm going to walk you through converting an open source Hugo theme into a Stackbit Uniform theme. You can do this with any Hugo site and once it's done you can import the theme into Stackbit, connect it to a headless CMS and deploy to Netlify in just 1 click.

Announcing Custom Themes And So Much More

Ohad Eder-Pressman

Today we're announcing the ability to bring your own themes into Stackbit coupled with a new 'Create With Stackbit' button that turns themes into CMS-powered websites, all in an even smoother and quicker flow.

Migrating From Medium - A Developer's Guide

David Berlin

The large migration from Medium has led to the creation of many useful tools to help you accomplish that. Including Stackbit's tool which is now open source

From monoliths to the modern web - The great unbundling

Ohad Eder-Pressman

The shift from building websites using monolithic projects like Wordpress to more modern approaches like site generators, Headless CMS and deploy workflows has been accelerating in recent years