Collaborate on content in Strapi using ONLYOFFICE Docs

12 May 2022 By Mike 0 300

We released an official integration for Strapi, a headless CMS and API framework for developers that makes collaborative app development easy as a breeze. Discover Strapi and learn how to integrate the suite into its interface in this article.

Collaborate on content in Strapi using ONLYOFFICE Docs

About Strapi

Strapi is an open-source collaborative CMS built on Node.js that helps developers create digital products of wide applicability. It is a so-called headless CMS – a back-end content management system built for flexible, cross-platform content delivery across desktop and mobile websites, applications, interactive displays and web elements.

Collaborate on content in Strapi using ONLYOFFICE Docs
Image Source: Strapi GitHub

Strapi combines simple, modern content management interface with versatile tools and a plugin system for extendable functionality. Out-of-the-box, customizable API options provided by Strapi lets seamlessly collaborate on web, mobile, and desktop software, IoT, and other digital interfaces.

Functionality of Strapi combines, among others:

  • REST and GraphQL API creation;
  • Content building;
  • Database generation;
  • Asset management;
  • User and community management;
  • Media library;
  • External plugin system.

Global community of developers and partners, consisting of 150 000+ enthusiasts and 700+ contributors leads Strapi to its success in the constellation of headless content management systems. The solution has so far earned trust from companies like IBM, NASA, Walmart, eBay, Rakuten, and Toyota.

Interesting fact: ONLYOFFICE team is not new to Strapi. We use the platform for managing ONLYOFFICE Form Library.

ONLYOFFICE Docs integration

ONLYOFFICE Docs connector is a new application in the Strapi ecosystem that allows extending content building and collaboration features of Strapi with professional document processing.

Version 1.0.2 of the app enables the following features:

  • Viewing and editing of DOCX, XLSX, and PPTX documents;
  • Collaboration in real-time or in paragraph-locking mode with comments, Track Changes, and built-in chat;
  • JWT configuration;
  • App management in dedicated settings page.

Download Connector

How to start

To use ONLYOFFICE Docs in Strapi, you need instances of Docs and Strapi running together with deployed and configured integration app.

To enable ONLYOFFICE Docs:

  1. Install ONLYOFFICE Docs Community Edition following Docker (recommended) or Debian/Ubuntu guides, or get Enterprise Edition to get unlimited scaling, mobile web editors, and professional tech support.
  2. Get and install the integration app.
  3. Open Strapi and сonfigure ONLYOFFICE Docs integration app in settings.
    Read more detailed instructions on GitHub.