How to use Notion as a CMS

How to use Notion as a CMS

May 15, 2023 08:38 PM
One of the main reasons why students, startups, and creators love Notion and choose it as their go-to app to build stunning tools is because of Notion’s simplicity and functionality.
You can create a page and link a custom domain with only a few clicks, slashes, and embeds in less than 15 minutes and there you have it – a functioning Notion website.
Notion makes a fantastic CMS. You can create extremely fast websites and blogs with Notion's cutting-edge block-based editor rather than battling with a cumbersome backend (hint: other CMS).
So what makes Notion a good CMS and how can you use Notion CMS?
In this guide, we will look at how you can seamlessly create websites with Notion using no code whether you’re a developer looking to speed up your process 10 times or a person with limited coding knowledge.

What is a CMS?

A content management system or CMS is a solution that helps non-technical users easily create, manage, and modify content for websites.
A CMS does all the basic structural work for you so you don’t need to develop a system for creating pages, setting up databases, and other features so that you can solely focus on designing your website and growing it.
To put it simply, with a CMS, you can create a website without knowing how to code or from scratch.

Why Use Notion as a CMS?

Control Content

Notion makes content management enjoyable and simple. You don't need to touch it again once you've done your research, written, uploaded images, and eventually published it—unless you need to extract information.
All your content will be available in one location, nicely laid out, and in the right template with Notion.


Notion’s simplicity is unmatched by most other tools, and updating the content of your website frequently feels more like taking notes or moving items in a game than it does like editing a real website.
Notion is perhaps the best content management system for your next website if you value the simplicity of publishing over more sophisticated customizing features.


Your preferred third-party tools can easily be connected to your Notion pages and databases. Even without writing a single line of code, you can connect to these tools.
You can use applications like Google Sheets, Airtable, and others to populate a Notion database, create forms with Typeform or Tally and get alerts through Slack.
Using Notion as a CMS
Developers use Notion’s API as a backend to create a CMS from scratch, but what's the simplest way to use Notion as a CMS without much code?
Enter: Potion
Potion is Notion website builder that will help you customize your Notion site so that it functions as a complete website. Your notions site can be connected to a custom domain, styled specifically, have font and color changes made, have a database added, and much more.
Numerous templates, theme builders, integrations, a vast variety of blocks, fast page speeds, code editors, live editors, automatic SSL, and great SEO are just a few features of Potion.
Potion doesn’t need any installation like traditional CMSs and you can edit your Notion website live.
You can utilize a custom domain with Potion without requiring any complex technical setup. Potion hosts your site and recreates your Notion content.
Here’s the easiest way to create a Notion website with Potion.
·         Create an account with Potion and click “Add new site”.
·         Add your site name, notion URL, and subdomain (this can later be changed to a custom domain) and click publish.
And Voilà, your notion website has been created!
You can next add your custom domain, and customize the design and features accordingly. Here’s a complete tutorial on how to make a website with Notion.

Wrapping It Up

Notion website builders have all the building blocks required to create your next fully functional website with databases, galleries, embeds and more.
Try Potion if you love the simplicity and adaptability of a Notion website but require more robust website-building features.
Have any questions? Let us know below!
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