Free and Open source Web Builder Framework. Next generation tool for building templates without coding
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GrapesJS is a free and open source Web Builder Framework which helps you building HTML templates to be used inside sites, newsletters and mobile apps. Mainly GrapesJS was designed to be used inside a CMS to speed up a 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 -


  • 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)


You can get GrapesJS with bower install grapesjs or via git clone to directly use it. For development purpose you should follow instructions below.


GrapesJS uses RequireJS to organize its files inside src folder and Grunt for build them to dist

Clone the repository and enter inside the folder

$ npm install -g grunt-cli
$ git clone
$ cd grapesjs

Install all necessary dependencies

$ npm install

Build GrapesJS

$ npm run build

Launch server, which also gonna watch some files, and try out the demo on localhost:8000

$ npm start

Tests are already available inside browser on localhost:8000/test

If Grunt is already installed globally you could change the port by using grunt dev --port 9000


JQuery is the only hard dependency so you have to include it before using GrapesJS

<script src=""></script>

After that include scripts from GrapesJS with all your configurations

<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:


Check the getting started guide here: wiki


API References (draft) could be found here: API-Reference


$ npm test


GrapesJS is built on top of this amazing open source projects:


If you like the project support it with a donation of your choice.



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