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The most complete CMS solution available today


Maximize your time to value with Brightspot, the leading CMS for digital transformation. Benefit from the same enterprise-grade platform chosen by global brands.

Built for publishers, by publishers

Move at lightning speed, with excellence, utilizing intuitive publishing processes, flexible workflows, pre-built content types and collaboration features. This means you can seamlessly deliver what you want to your audience without compromise.
Pre-built content types
Start publishing on day one thanks to our out-of-the-box content types, from articles to live blogs and more
Workflow engine
Design the workflow process that best suits your team
Collaboration tools
Work in real time with your team without delay or interference
Manage media in one place
Upload, use, and reuse images, videos, documents and more
Distribute your content
Seamlessly deliver your content anywhere — from newsletters to feeds, or something else entirely

The world's top brands have chosen Brightspot

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Digital Strategists, Developers, CTOs, Marketing Leads and Communication Experts all agree - Brightspot has made their day-to-day work easier and more successful

With Brightspot ... we were able to rapidly migrate off WordPress with a full site rebrand and gain the immediate benefits of faster publishing and improved site performance with our new platform.
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Make things easier on your team with unified and intuitive data modeling, query and persistence APIs backed by rich debugging tools. Save time and costs with automatic database management and automatic application UI. Brightspot is a dream for developers.

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Quickly sync your systems by taking advantage of a robust library of integrations. Eliminate the time, hassle and resources it takes to build plugins from scratch and stay ahead of the curve. The Brightspot platform is designed to grow with you.
Advertising
Monetize content and pages within your website or app
Analytics
Collect and view site performance data and gain actionable insights
AI
Enhance content creation and delivery with AI and machine-learning tools
Marketing
Reach the right digital audiences through an integrated martech stack
Media libraries
Easily search for assets via external sources directly from the CMS
Paywalls & payments
Manage your eCommerce payments, digital access and subscriptions
Photo services
Access stock and rights-managed imagery directly from the CMS
Social
Distribute content quickly via the world’s biggest social-media platform
Translations
Reach global audiences through machine and human translation services
Video/OVP
Multimedia publishing via the most popular online video providers
Maximize your ROI
Saving tech dollars, improving developer outcomes and simplifying publishing processes gives you the best-in-class result possible with a CMS. Brightspot is the complete package, eliminating the price tag of additional third party support and is a fraction of what it would cost to build the same experience or choose another solution.
24/7 performance and security monitoring
Reliable platform hosting and support
Managed services and developer support
5T of monthly storage and bandwidth
Automatic upgrades to deliver new features
50+ of the most popular integrations out-of-the-box
Customizable no-code/low-code platform

FAQs

What is the difference between Brightspot and Brightspot Enterprise?

"Brightspot" is the name of our company, as well as the name of our platform.

Brightspot is the SaaS version of our CMS—designed to dramatically accelerate the launch and management of digital projects as well as substantially reducing the dependency on development resources required to accomplish them.

Brightspot Enterprise is our fully custom solution, designed for complex applications and use cases.

"Brightspot" also incorporates our Delivery organization, which builds world-class digital experiences, CMS extensions and integrations for our customers.

How many environments come with a Brightspot license?

Simply put, as many as you need. Typically, users of the Brightspot SaaS CMS only requires a single production environment for publishing activities. We are happy to talk to you around specific needs for different use cases around CMS migrations, development testing and more.

Does Brightspot include hosting?

It sure does, and we consider one of the many significant benefits of our offering. Your Brightspot license includes hosting on one of the world’s most comprehensive and widely used cloud platforms, up to 5T of monthly bandwidth and storage at no additional cost, 24x7 monitoring and security and automatic upgrades to ensure you are always on the most current version of Brightspot and seamlessly able to access all features and functionality as they are released.

Do I have to use Brightspot's front ends?

No, you can use any front end you’d like, whether that’s a React FE, simple HTML, CSS and JavaScript, or hanging on to your newly launched look-and-feel.

Technical FAQs

Which APIs does Brightspot support?

Brightspot supports GraphQL and RESTful content delivery and management APIs and webhooks to make it easy to connect to Brightspot from front-end experiences built in whatever language, framework or environment you prefer.

Brightspot offers two types of configurable GraphQL APIs. They are the Content Management and Content Delivery APIs, commonly abbreviated as CMA and CDA, respectively. With some very light configuration, GraphQL schemas and APIs are automatically generated and updated with each change to relevant data models and business logic.

Visit our developer documentation for more information:

Does Brightspot support webhooks?

Using Brightspot, you can create webhooks in two ways. The first way is the standard way you create a webhook—through configuring APIs; however, Brightspot also allows webhooks to be easily created via its editorial UI.

In the image above, the user is able to simply navigate to a section within Brightspot CMS, select REST Management API from a dropdown list, and then see an interface with all necessary elements laid cleanly out for them.

After entering a name for the API and defining the API's URL (not the same as the webhook's URL—a conversation for another day), the user can click "Add Webhook," which pops open a content edit form where they can define the URL to which metadata is sent as well as what event triggers the webhook.
Topics are the events discussed above. Many of these come out-of-the-box with Brightspot: Publish, Conversation, Translation, Workflow—and quite a few more than those. Depending on which topic the user chooses to "listen" to, the UI morphs to add deeper configuration functionality.

From those examples alone, outside apps can receive notifications when something is published, when a comment is made in the conversation widget, when a translation has transitioned to any number of states, or when an asset progresses through a workflow.

All of this is highly actionable information for an editor.

Content filters allow a user to dig down with even greater granularity as to which specific event triggers a notification. Maybe the user only wants the webhook for a particular site in their multisite environment, or maybe only for the notification to trigger the first time a specific event occurs.

All possible.

As software-as-a-service platforms continue to enjoy widespread popularity across the internet, webhooks remain a valuable way to get these platforms to communicate, and more importantly, ensure the users of these platforms are well aware of relevant changes the moment they are made. And with Brightspot, you get the tools to make webhooks however you prefer to do so.

How do I create my own content types with Brightspot?

Brightspot gives editors even more flexibility than before by enabling them to create their own content types in just a few mouse clicks. The video below shows how easy it is done.
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Inside Brightspot: Editorial content types
Visit our developer documentation for more information on creating new editorial content types.

How do I customize or create my own front-end theme and/or style guide?

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With Brightspot, you can customize your front end however you’d like. You can likely get most of the way there with our theme editor and no-code, in-CMS customization tools. To go further, you can add CSS within Brightspot, giving you a low-code option to customize your front end(s). If you have developers and choose to, you can also create a professional software project and edit the entire front-end bundle of JavaScript, CSS and Handlebars templates to take your customization as far as you’d like to go.

Visit our developer documentation for more detailed information on managing, customizing and extending themes.

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