A Node.js Content Management System leaderboard


Supported Site Generators:Hugo


Build faster and more secure websites. It is the bridge between the simplicity of static websites and user-friendliness of CMS (content management system) authoring interfaces.

Content editor

With the PageDown editor you have a formatting toolbar and a preview. You will preferable use markdown for formatting, which is easier to use than HTML, but you can also write HTML and also JavaScript code.

Visual tree view

Using the visual tree view you can navigate the filesystem where the content is located, create, view and delete files and folders.

Image editing

In the PageDown editor you can add an url to an image, view and select already uploaded images and also crop and upload images to Cloudinary.

Theme management

Select from over 110 themes in the theme manager view or clone themes from your GitHub account or fork someone else's repository.

Responsive layout

Appernetic is built with Twitter Bootstrap and has a responsive design that works on desktop and in most mobile web browsers.

Fast and secure

Static pages are delivered very quickly. With no database and no server side processing of scripts, there's nothing to hack.


The markdown front matter meta data together with the site-wide settings gives you a powerful combination to configure your free website.


Appernetic is organized in three separate parts: Project, Preview and Public, to keep it clean and structured to work with and manage.

Social collaboration

Git and GitHub is used for version control, cloning, publishing and syncing of your project. Bring projects to life and work together from anywhere.