Strapi Introduces TypeScript Support and Makes Third-Party Plugins Directly Accessible at Second Annual StrapiConf

Developers can now quickly navigate the Strapi codebase to customize and extend their application capabilities

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#cmsStrapiConf, Strapisupport for the world’s first open-source headless content management system (CMS), today launched the beta version of Strapi 4.2 with TypeScript support, dark mode and in-app market in the second edition annual StrapiConfthe free worldwide user conference for the Strapi community.

One of the most requested features of the Strapi roadmap, TypeScript now makes the Strapi codebase more reliable, accessible, and easy to refactor for developers.

“When we developed Strapi v4, we anticipated TypeScript support by introducing an internal typing system,” said Alexandre Bodin, CTO, Strapi. “The new TypeScript support builds on that, but it will also be very useful for schema and data migration. This brand new version also introduces a dark mode option for those who prefer dark interfaces. This new feature also lays the foundation for more advanced and custom themes in the future.

StrapiConf brings together over 4,000 participants and 20 sponsors from the Strapi community to learn, contribute and collaborate on the future of the leading open source CMS Headless.

Following the announcement last month of Strapi Marketa marketplace for plugins and integrations, Strapi v4 now adds access directly in the admin panel, giving users the ability to easily find and install v4 plugins in seconds taking advantage of new features while speeding up safe production time.

With over 43,000 stars on GitHub, 700 active contributors and over 5 million downloads, Strapi is the fastest growing open source Headless CMS. Strapi enables developers to quickly build apps that enable collaboration and collective intelligence across the entire content lifecycle.

“Imagine a world where you could pull from any device, in any format, content connected to various services and co-created by hundreds of people,” Burgy said. “With this new release, we are going beyond creating a headless CMS and building a composable content platform with the Strapi community and ecosystem.”

Strapi also shared his plan for another highly requested feature called custom fields, a powerful way to aggregate application programming interfaces (APIs), making life easier for front-end engineers and dramatically speeding up development. Custom fields enable support for new business data from external sources and improve the content editing experience by exposing new content types directly in the admin panel.

During StrapiConf, the company also shared details about a new product called Strapi Cloud – based on a platform-as-a-service approach to enable a seamless deployment process without having to compromise Strapi’s unique customization capabilities.

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About Strapi

Strapi is the first headless open-source CMS: 100% JavaScript, extensible and fully customizable. Strapi empowers developers to build projects faster by providing an out-of-the-box customizable API and giving them the freedom to use their favorite tools. Content teams use Strapi to autonomously manage all types of content and distribute it from a CMS to any channel, including websites, mobile apps or connected devices. The first remote company has employees in six countries and is expanding its team globally. To learn more, visit

Strapi, Inc. is a company backed by Index Ventures, Accel, and Stride.VC as well as notable angel investors and open source experts.


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