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Brightspot for Developers

We never ask you to compromise. Our API-first and framework-agnostic development platform allows you to use any business logic, any workflow, with any integrations to build custom solutions at speed and at scale.

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Get started with the Brightspot CMS with these tools.
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Get started with the Brightspot CMS with these tools.
Looking to learn more about data modeling and back-end development using Brightspot? Start with this training, led by our world-class team of experts.
Looking to learn more about handlebars and front-end engineering using Brightspot? Start with this training, led by our world-class team of experts.
Brightspot’s developer guide is intended for back-end engineers who design content models and user-interface customizations.
An API-first CMS provides the advantages of headless CMS—API-only—with rich capabilities like workflow, search and content delivery. With an API-first platform, businesses have the option to use a number of pre-built integrations to save valuable development time and effort.
With the Brightspot CMS, we take a different approach that combines a more intuitive architecture and flexibility to drive your business forward. And that’s thanks to Dari, a principle that has made Brightspot what it is today.
Headless CMS and GraphQL have been trending topics for a while in the content management space. Discover the benefits of headless CMS and the flexibility it affords digital organizations, plus the power of GraphQL as the query language connecting your APIs to your front-end applications.
A headless system using GraphQL has its pros and cons. At Brightspot, we’ve identified four of the primary issues associated with GraphQL and developed innovative solutions to address each one.
Brightspot improved the quality of life for our editorial team, who can now manage sites, collaborate, and publish experiences faster and more seamlessly than ever to meet the demands of our audience. It also empowered our development team, giving them total control over the look and feel of our platform.
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Juan Antonio Beckman, Director of Technology, Televisa Digital

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Browse our library of resources for unlocking the full potential of Brightspot Headless CMS, from developer tools and guides to the best features and insights from our product teams.
Start here with documentation for your Brightspot Headless CMS integration.
Get access to your Dari data models backed by the Java classes that define them.
The best way to use Brightspot as a headless CMS to power your custom frontend.
GraphQL supports the Content Delivery and Content Management APIs for headless CMS.


Documentation for creating, publishing, developing, and administering Brightspot and Brightspot applications.
A guide to creating and managing content with Brightspot.

• Dashboard
• Publishing Process
• Images
• Themes
• Components
A guide for installing, supporting and administering Brightspot.

• Installation
• Tutorial
• Content Modeling
• Rich Text
• Images
The data framework that powers Brightspot.

• Databases
• Data Modeling
• File Storage
• Querying
• Reloader
Build themes using Brightspot Styleguide.

• Getting Started
• Templating (Handlebars)
• Wireframes for Layouts
• Image Sizes
• Resource Bundles
The frontend developer tool for Brightspot Themes.

• Introduction to Styleguide
• Mocking Data
• View Generator
• Configuring Styleguide
• Installing Styleguide
Enhance your site with Brightspot plugins.

• Access
• Adobe Stock Image
• Amazon Rekognition
• Amazon Elemental
• Amazon Transcribe

A technical buyer’s guide to headless CMS architecture and the GraphQL query language
Watch this webinar for a guide to headless CMS considerations and the GraphQL query language.
Explore API approaches to content management and find the right solution for your enterprise
What does GraphQL actually look like, and how is it used? Take a technical deep dive with this guided walkthrough.

All Brightspot Features

Brightspot CMS is built by publishers and developers, and is designed to grow with your business.
A robust set of tools to manage sites, content, users and permissions, workflows, languages, and analytics.
Keyword-driven and comprehensive, filterable search and taxonomy features make folders a thing of the past.
Intuitive and designed for the work, including rich-text editing and collaboration features that make teamwork work.
Start publishing content rapidly thanks to built-in, extensible content types including text assets, media, pages and much more.
Drive deeper engagement and personalized experiences by leveraging authentication, profiling, segmentation and affinity features.
Built to be a bridge to all your systems and data, start with one of the 70 plug-and-play integrations, or build your own custom integration.
Meet users where they are thanks to syndication and distribution tools like RSS, sitemaps, SEO tools, social publishing and translation support.
Front-end agnostic means businesses can publish how they want—headless or decoupled—all from the same environment.