# help

Adrian Schweizer

05/05/2022, 8:19 PM
has anyone successfully deployed an open source CMS (something like contentful or webiny) with SST?


05/05/2022, 9:03 PM
Oooh interested in this myself as well, following!

Adrian Schweizer

05/05/2022, 10:14 PM
it's basically the old dilemma of not wanting to write your own CMS, but also not wanting to lose flexibility for custom app


05/06/2022, 3:16 PM
hmm i’m not too familiar. Does Contentful offer self hosted version?

Adrian Schweizer

05/06/2022, 3:19 PM
Maybe not. It was just an example for a CMS. What I'm looking for is basically content structure and React components that can render it. My experience is that most of the projects I'm doing for customers need some kind of user created/edited content rather sooner than later, and writing your own is a lot of effort
I did write my own basic CMS functionality in a few projects, but it can quickly get out of hand and usually the customer doesn't want to pay for something that "he can get free with wordpress"
Now I could spin up a webiny project and implement the rest of the functionality as custom webiny apps, but I really grew rather fond of SST lately and would not want to switch over to a complete new stack
I actually had the same problem many years ago at a different job in the PHP world, but then we found a CMS that allows you to break out from its restriction and build your stuff on the standard PHP framework it was based on
webiny seems to be packetized quite granuarily, so maybe it could work to just pull in some of those packages in a standard SST project with create-react-app frontend