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Introducing Brightspot

What is Brightspot

Brightspot is a content management system designed to power dynamic consumer experiences that are editorially rich and visually stunning. Brightspot brings teams together and streamlines daily design, development, and editorial processes.

Unleash designers: Create visually stunning experiences with complete design flexibility and no platform constraints.

Empower developers: Speed up development, automate routine tasks, and incorporate industry best practices into your existing workflows with the Dari framework toolset.

Inspire editors: Make the publishing tool as compelling and as easy-to-use as the experience it powers.

Enable collaboration: Streamline teamwork with rapid prototyping, instant changes, and automated tool chains.


Today's content management systems often consist of a bare-bones base product that cannot support the complex needs of a commercial-grade website. In order to deploy your high-end vision, you need to augment the base product with third-party plug-ins and extensions, along with the compatibility and testing headaches they entail. This can lead to hiring an external developer to enable the site to function as you envisioned. Consequently, what began as a five-minute install turns into a laborious and costly customization effort.


Any site that relies on a base system with third-party plugins and customized code faces an enormous and continuous testing burden for compatibility. If the base system has a new release, it needs to be tested against all the plugins and customizations. This testing is costly, timely, and includes the inconvenient risk of delays, downtimes, and rollbacks.

Brightspot reduces the time from concept to deployment by providing over 650 fully tested and integrated components, including social networking, search-engine optimization, a graphic editor, taxonomy, and all of the other out-of-the-box features customers have used for the past 11 years.


With Brightspot, you deploy faster because you get what you need without plugins and customized code. You also receive the tools to add new components, design your own themes, and reuse content for different editions of your website or even across multiple websites—all without a lengthy development and testing cycle. With Brightspot, you start finished, then customize.

Get started

If you already have access to Brightspot, please continue to the Dashboard section to learn about the main editorial interface.