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grapesjs v0.15.3

Free and Open Source Web Builder Framework


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GrapesJS is a free and open source Web Builder Framework which helps building HTML templates, faster and easily, to be delivered in sites, newsletters or mobile apps. Mainly, GrapesJS was designed to be used inside a CMS to speed up the creation of dynamic templates. To better understand this concept check the image below

GrapesJS - Style Manager

Generally any 'template system', that you'd find in various applications like CMS, is composed by the structure (HTML), style (CSS) and variables, which are then replaced with other templates and contents on server-side and rendered on client.

This demos show examples of what is possible to achieve: Webpage Demo - Newsletter Demo -

Table of contents


  • Blocks

GrapesJS - Block Manager

  • Style Manager, for component styling

GrapesJS - Style Manager

  • Layer Manager, that comes handy with nested elements

GrapesJS - Layer Manager

  • Code Viewer

GrapesJS - Code Viewer

  • Asset Manager, for uploading and managing images

GrapesJS - Asset Manager

  • Local and remote storage

  • Default built-in commands (basically for creating and managing different components)


  • CDNs
    • UNPKG (resolves to the latest version)
    • CDNJS (replace X.X.X with the current version)
  • NPM
    • npm i grapesjs
  • GIT
    • git clone

For the development purpose you should follow instructions below.


<link rel="stylesheet" href="path/to/grapes.min.css">
<script src="path/to/grapes.min.js"></script>

<div id="gjs"></div>

<script type="text/javascript">
  var editor = grapesjs.init({
      container : '#gjs',
      components: '<div class="txt-red">Hello world!</div>',
      style: '.txt-red{color: red}',

You could also grab the content directly from the element with fromElement property

<div id="gjs">
  <div class="txt-red">Hello world!</div>
  <style>.txt-red{color: red}</style>

<script type="text/javascript">
  var editor = grapesjs.init({
      container : '#gjs',
      fromElement: true,

For more practical example I suggest to look up the code inside this demo:


GrapesJS uses Webpack as a module bundler and Babel as a compiler.

Clone the repository and install all the necessary dependencies

$ git clone
$ cd grapesjs
$ npm i

Start the dev server

$ npm start

Once the development server is started you should be able to reach the demo page (eg. http://localhost:8080)


Check the getting started guide here: Documentation


API References could be found here: API-Reference


$ npm test




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