Crafter CMS Community Edition

Crafter CMS distinguishes itself by its modern architecture, which in turn enables:

  • Truly decoupled content management (and disconnected global delivery), composed of independent microservice-based components
  • Dynamic, personalized content delivery of every request at speed
  • API-first CMS (Content-as-a-Service via GraphQL & REST)
  • Git-based CMS (allows for excellent developer cadence and DevContentOpsTM processes)
  • Shared-nothing, serverless, delivery architecture (planet-scale)
  • Front-end agnostic (bring your favorite UI framework or use as a headless CMS)
  • Equal support for all three CMS stakeholders: content authors, developers and system administrators
  • Build new apps or weave into existing apps and sites


Version 3.1.8
Released July 1, 2020

Crafter CMS Community is free open source software licensed under the GPLv3 open source license.  
Crafter CMS is a decoupled CMS and has two main components: Authoring and Delivery. User profiles, advanced personalization and social content (user comments, ratings, etc) are optional components and are available in the "with Profile and Social" bundles.  Crafter Social and Crafter Profile have a MongoDB dependency.

Crafter CMS Bundles

Authoring  Linux, OSX MD5    sha512
Delivery Linux, OSX MD5 sha512
Authoring with Profile and Social (requires MongoDB)    Linux, OSX MD5 sha512
Delivery with Profile and Social (requires MongoDB) Linux, OSX MD5 sha512

Crafter CMS Docker Images

Windows, Linux
Delivery Windows, Linux

AWS Marketplace AMI(s)

Looking for a quick and easy way to get up and running with Crafter CMS on AWS? Try these AMIs from the AWS Marketplace:

Crafter CMS Community Edition Authoring AMI    Free (AWS costs apply) 
Crafter CMS Community Edition Delivery AMI   Free (AWS costs apply) 

Crafter CMS Enterprise Edition Authoring AMI  (BYOL)   Install license from the Crafter Software Customer Support Portal
Crafter CMS Enterprise Edition Delivery AMI    (BYOL)

  Install license from the Crafter Software Customer Support Portal

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Enterprise Edition 

Supported Enterprise Editions Available at

User Friendly Content Authoring
In-context Preview and Editing
Multi-Channel Publishing
Personalization and Content Targeting
Web Analytics Integration
Site Blueprints
Multi-site and Internationalization
High Performance Content Delivery
Ease of Integration – CRM, ERP, etc.
Community Support (Forums, Wiki, etc.)
On Premise and Cloud Deployment
Public Marketplace
Private Marketplace

Advanced Clustering

Single Sign-On (SAML2)

Commercial License

Customer Support

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