SonicJs is a Modern Open Source Node.js Based Content Management System

The Tech:

Node.js * Express * Bootsrap 4

Databases Supported: MongoDB, MySQL, SQL Server, Cloudant, DashDB, DB2, Informix, Oracle, PostgreSQL, Redis, SQLite3, Flat File (Json), In-Memory

SonicJs is an Enterprise Node.js CMS and Enterprise Node.js Web Application Framework.

Dynamic Content
Manage all site content from the admin or in-line editor
Page Builder
Manage content position and layout with drag and drop UI
Form Builder
All data entry forms are automagically generated
Content Types
Manage custom content types with the Form Builder UI
Field Types
Extend the 20+ form field types to customize content types
Security
User/Role/ACL management with token based authentication
Themes
100% control of your site’s theme via the online editor or using your IDE
Modules
Extend core CMS functionality and other modules for true extensibility
100% REST based API can be used for Angular, React, Vue, Mobile, IoT

Goals and Motivation

Open Source and Free Forever

In short, the goal of this project is to create a Node.js based CMS with the flexibility of Drupal and the front end editing capabilities of some of WordPress’ top page builder plugins. The audience for this CMS project in order of precedence are:

  • Web Developers
  • Web Designers
  • Site Builders (Non-technical)

SonicJs enables developers to build complex web applications, not just websites with the goal of cutting down development time by providing basic core functionality similar on most web application projects.

Modules can be built (using Node.js) or added from the community repository. This allows the system to be extended not only in meeting custom requirements but also the alteration of core functionality (Similar to Drupal).

The primary goal of SonicJs is to build a Node.js based CMS that is truly modular and flexible, yet with a relatively low learning curve.

Like to learn more about the "Why"? Checkout the about page.

Sponsored by Surge

This project is generously supported by Surge. Surge provides developers on-demand.

Video Demos

Looking for a quick overview? Check out our 4 part overview + demo series. Total video time is less than 30 minutes:

  1. Tech stack, project motivation and principals and about SonicJs' creator.
  2. Website end result - review the features of SonicJs.com before we see "how" it was built.
  3. Backend Admin Console - we'll explore the backend management section including content management, menu management, content type management, etc.
  4. Front End Editing - we'll explore editing your content in an intuitive and visual manner using point and click + drag and drop capabilities.

Watch Video Demos

Next Steps...

Setup takes less than 2 minutes.

Database setup is optional (using flat file). 

Check out the getting started section here.