What is Stackbit?

How Stackbit fits into your modern web stack.

Stackbit enables developers to compose a custom site-building experience for the unique needs of their sites, by providing a mechanism for connecting content sources and third-party marketing tools into a single website management experience.

Edit Content Inline
Edit Content Inline

This experience is controlled through configuration files that live alongside your code, with zero impact on your production application. Learn how Stackbit works.

Stackbit can make content from any source editable both in-context and through standard and custom form controls. Additional features and third-party tools can also be integrated to enable your team to have a single source of truth for website management while continuing to use your preferred tools.

Stackbit's Role in Your Stack

Stackbit plays no role in your production application. Stackbit only interacts with your site while it is running the development server.

Stackbit has no effect on your production code:

  • Development Only: Your production application can run completely independent of Stackbit.
  • Development Dependencies: Any dependencies we require are development dependencies.
  • Loading Content: The method by which you retrieve and deliver content to your pages and components is independent of how Stackbit loads and stores content during the editing process.

Choosing a Starting Point

Although we have a number of templates and examples, many developers choose to bring Stackbit into an existing site. Most sites and frameworks can be compatible with Stackbit, though they may require custom configuration. (Talk to us to learn more.)

When to Add Stackbit

Stackbit sits in a unique position in your stack. While it doesn't run in production, it plays a crucial production role in bringing together all tools and services necessary to edit and manage your site in a single environment.

Having this tool at your disposal throughout the development process is vital to optimizing content modeling, catching design issues, and generally minimizing rework. While integration tends to be relatively seamless regardless of where you are in the process, we recommend bringing Stackbit in as early as possible.

Migrating to a Modern Stack

Because we're concerned with bringing together the myriad of tools and services required to build a modern site, we often play a role in helping our customers choose what will serve them best. However, this answer is unique to each team and each project. The best way to get started is to send us a message.