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Why We Created a Git-Backed Content Manager

Software developers have long used Version Control Systems for tracking changes to code. Any code project will benefit greatly from using version control, and any developer worth her salt should be wary of a codebase that does not use version control. Version control makes it easy to monitor changes to code, track down bugs, and manage releases. Forestry’s content manager is supported by Git, one of the most popular version control systems available today.

Join our Slack community

Want to chat with the Forestry.io community about static sites, best-practices, features, and more? Join the slack community here (we’ll get back to you ASAP). Sign up here: Forestry.io Community Email –

March 27th Service Outage

As some of you may have noticed, Forestry was down for about 2.5 hours between 23:00 UTC March 27 until 01:30 UTC March 28. In the spirit of full disclosure I’d like to explain what happened and why. Forestry is a Rails application and from time to time the number of migrations we have get unwieldy. Being an application under rapid development, things are constantly changing and migrations are created sometimes daily.

Forestry.io + Techstars 2016

We’re stoked to announce that Forestry.io is going to be part of Techstars NYC. The 90-day program runs from July until the end of September 2016. What this means for Forestry and our users: We’re going to be surrounded by some of the brightest minds in New York tech We get to focus intensly on making Forestry awesome for our users. Stoked to be working 15-hour days! Over $1,000,000 in amazing “perks” (free stuff) from companies such as Amazon, Digital Ocean, Microsoft, Google, Sendgrid, etc.

Why we built Forestry

My friend, Emily, needed a simple website for her restaurant. She’s a chef and didn’t want to deal with the hassle of DNS, hosting, design, etc. As a recovering freelancer, I offered to help. Normally, I would use WordPress for a site like this, but I was fed up with the headaches that comes with maintaining a WordPress site. So, I took an evening and cranked out a simple 1-page static site.