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CloudCannon is the best editor commercially available in 2021. In fact, there are only two things that might be a deal breaker for you: price and images.

Drawbacks:

  • Client sharing is password only. Your clients cannot set their own password and if they forget what you set for them, you’ll have to reset it. In order to have a username and password so they can use the “forgot password” feature, they will have to be a “user” which will cost you $250/month minimum.
  • Adding images to blog posts (or any markdown file), are inline only. There is no way to add a gallery as you might expect if you’ve used an editor like WordPress’s Gutenberg.

Benefits:

  • Development URLs
  • Environment variables
  • DNS management
  • CDN included
  • Informs you when you have unsaved changes before leaving the page.
  • Form submissions included
  • Different access levels. Good for keeping non-technical users out of config files and the like.
  • There are a load of other things. The CloudCannon editor is superb. Unfortunately they don’t do a good job showcasing it. The best place to see what it looks like without creating an account is this blog post about Array Structures.

If you are not an agency or have a team of less than three, CloudCannon can be used for free with a “developer” account. If the 2GB/month bandwidth limitation is a problem, you can pay extra for more, or you can use CloudCannon’s editor and then push the changes to a third-party host. Note that when using a third-party host you won’t be able to use CloudCannon’s forms.