Welcome to Brightspot's Developer Portal

Your central hub of developer resources for quickly building great digital experiences with Brightspot. Explore tutorials, documentation, and code examples, and connect with other developers building with Brightspot.

Getting Started

Documentation, blogs, and other resources to get you started with developing on the Brightspot platform.
Learn key development concepts needed to build scalable content management applications with Brightspot.
Stay informed on the latest tech features and new developments in our tech blog.
Ask questions and engage with other developers building content management system applications on Brightspot.
Submit tickets and get help in our Support Portal if you are an existing customer.

Popular Topics

Explore code examples, tutorials, and community questions about some of the most popular development topics related to Brightspot development.
Our GraphQL plugin allows access to data stored in your Brightspot instance over HTTP in compliance with the GraphQL specification.
Customize the themes that come with the platform's front end, and work with Styleguide, Brightspot’s development environment for creating themes.
The comprehensive framework for data modeling and access used by Brightspot.


Learn something new by following along with our hands-on tutorials
Helpful tips and comprehensive exercises to get up and running with Brightspot's front-end developer tool, Styleguide.
Creating endpoints with for different use cases, both programmatically and using the Brightspot UI.
A comprehensive tutorial covering front-end field creation for developers.
Learn to programmatically create a GraphQL endpoint so that an administrator can manage it later.
Connect with other developers building content management system applications on Brightspot, and tap into a vibrant community of experts on Github! Ask questions, share ideas, and join the community today to start building with confidence.

Popular Questions

Popular questions from the Brightspot development community

Does Brightspot have a preferred way to do Java Logging?

Brightspot uses the Simple Logging Facade for Java...Read more

What versions of Node are compatible with Styleguide?

Various versions of Node are compatible with the Styleguide, up to the latest, but other items need to be...Read more

Should I use the standard GraphQL import, or does Brightspot have a specific dependency ?

Brightspot has a custom implementation of graphql. Here is the ...Read more


Dive into one of our development trainings to learn core concepts for front-end or back-end development with the Brightspot platform.
Learn how to approach back-end development with Brightspot and key concepts including advanced data modeling, Dari, and more.
Learn key Brightspot front-end development concepts including theming, Styleguide, and more.

Live Development Training Webinars

Join one of our upcoming training webinars to receive hands-on training on core front-end and back-end development concepts from our Brightspot experts!

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In this webinar, you will learn how to approach data modeling and back-end development with Brightspot.


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Latest from the Developer Blog

Stay informed about the latest features and tech updates in our tech blog.
By Mark Hoover
July 19, 2023
If you’re a developer, you’re well aware of the importance of learning by example. As part of the effort of the Brightspot Developer Portal, we’ve put together a set of code examples that will help you better understand how to use Brightspot’s implementation of GraphQL.
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By Mark Hoover
July 19, 2023
Brightspot's standard theme includes front-end templates for attractively rendering articles, videos, listicles, promos, and much more. Developers can build on those standard templates to deploy themes that range from simple to extravagant.
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By Mark Hoover
July 19, 2023
A common task in web application development is deploying API endpoints that are managed by application admins—a situation that may introduce errors into a production environment. Brightspot’s native classes facilitate the deployment of robust and secure endpoints.
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By Mark Hoover
July 19, 2023
Streamlined processes for creating and managing API endpoints are essential, and the technical complexities associated with APIs can often pose challenges. Brightspot provides a proven, field-tested UI for intuitively designing API endpoints.
1 Min Read
By Mark Hoover
July 19, 2023
Customizing a theme is a big part of front-end development. To facilitate that development, Brightspot provides Styleguide, a webpack-based application that previews a theme with mock text and images. With Styleguide you can immediately evaluate any change by reloading the browser page.
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By Alistair Wearmouth, June 22, 2022
A look at how Brightspot's CMS framework and architecture is designed to extend and support myriad use cases
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Latest Developer Resources

Expand your knowledge with the latest documentation, case studies, webinars, and other development resources.
Discover our pre-built applications—crafted to give you a head start in Brightspot development with best practices that work.
An interactive look at the unique features of Brightspot’s GraphQL implementation as well as the API Framework on which it was built by Brightspot Chief Architect Dan Slaughter.
Following its acquisition by Amazon, Whole Foods delivered on its brand promise with an engaging content-as-commerce approach built on a new API-powered headless CMS platform.
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Lee Teague, SVP of Engineering at Brightspot, offers a live demo of how developers can quickly and easily customize the UI within the CMS with JavaScript instead of Java.
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