June 2, 2021
By James Perkins
The team at Tina is pleased to announce that Tina Cloud is officially in public Alpha. Everyone is encouraged to register a free account on our headless GitHub-backed CMS and start committing. We have been working incredibly hard behind the scenes to get our vision in the hands of developers and content teams.
Tina Cloud brings the power of Tina's open-source content editor with a GraphQL API that allows you to interact with your Markdown files stored in your repository. Also, with Tina Cloud, you can allow any team member to edit content — even if they don’t have a GitHub account.
At that time, TinaCMS was a 3-month-old, open-source project and we relied on developers to roll their own solution for user management, authentication, roles, content storage, and more. But we quickly learned that developers need more out-of-the-box to get their teams successful. With Tina Cloud, we're staying true to our vision of Git-backed content management, but with a batteries-included experience.
Tina cloud is still being actively developed, and is in a place we believe you can have a great experience with it. You may run into issues we didn't encounter yet or be required to update to the latest version because we have improved our API.
Tina cloud isn't complete yet, some key features are currently being shaped up:
The first thing to do is to signup for Tina Cloud, once you're in, we have a few ways for you to get started and get up and running in minutes.
You can also check out the video I created on getting started with Tina Cloud in under 10 minutes, if you gives you an overview of our Tina Cloud starter and gives you some tips to get started.
We have a few channels open for you to reach out, provide feedback or get help with any challenges you may have.
We are still deciding out what we believe will be fair pricing for people who decided to use Tina Cloud. During the Alpha, Tina Cloud is at no cost for small teams and we will contact you if we believe your use case may eventually fit within our post-beta paid plans.
The whole team is truly excited to enter a public Alpha phase and hope you will check it out and give us honest feedback. We wanna hear about your projects, let us know how Tina Cloud can help your team make progress.
Stay tuned for further improvements, features, community-built projects and more!
Last Edited: June 17, 2021