What is Superdesk?

"Superdesk is an open source headless CMS with powerful workflow features for end-to-end news creation, production, curation and distribution."

Superdesk is a state-of-the-art digital newsroom system. It combines headless CMS functionality with powerful workflow features for an end-to-end news creation, production, curation and distribution platform. Built alongside journalists in the newsroom, it has a modular, API-centric design that enables news organisations to add and adapt the functionality most relevant to their business. Superdesk is an open-source web-based newsroom software that integrates easily with legacy systems as well as third-party applications.

Superdesk scored 69/100 in the CMS category. This is based on press buzz (27/100), recent user trends (falling), and other relevant information on Superdesk gathered from around the web.

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Superdesk Product Overview

  • Powerful customization options

  • Easily create and save custom searches

  • Newsroom automation

  • Build new products and services with user-friendly content profiles

  • Add context to stories with text annotations

  • Maintain a paper trail with file attachments

  • Multiple languages

Languages: English, Norwegian, Portuguese, Greek, Spanish, Arabic, German, Russian, Ukrainian

CMS Software Buyer Guide 2020

Product recommendations, vendor rankings, market overview and tips on how to select CMS software for business. Published in February 2020.

CMS software makes creating and managing digital content easier for businesses. You can use products in this category for both enterprise content management and web content management. These products also make site maintenance easier. Anyone from your team ...


Superdesk Features

  • A/B Testing
  • API
  • Batch Permissions & Access
  • Customer Management
  • Dashboard
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Data Visualization
  • External Integrations
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • Marketing Automation
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Third-Party Plugins/Add-Ons
  • Shipping Management
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Superdesk Pricing Plans


1 user(s) / month
  • 2 Day Workshop with Project Manager
  • 8 Hours of End User Training
  • Global Customer Support
  • Road-map Prioritization Meetings - Have your say in Superdesk's development
  • Services managed by Sourcefabric


1 user(s) / month
  • Custom Integration with Legacy Technologies
  • Tailored Implementation of 3rd Party APIs
  • A Continuous Development Partnership with the Sourcefabric Team
  • Development of New Features Specific to Your Needs


  • Access to Sourcefabric Wiki's
  • A copy of the full Superdesk Manual
  • Software available on GitHub

Credit card required: No

Superdesk FAQs

Does Superdesk integrate with any other apps?

Our robust open source code stack has proven itself as an ideal platform for integration with the existing legacy systems of newsrooms around the world, a crucial consideration for the successful implementation of any CMS. We continue to work closely with our clients and development partners to expand 3rd party app integration exactly as they require.

Who are the main user groups of Superdesk?

Superdesk is a content management system for news agencies, newspapers and corporate publishers. Although Superdesk was designed in collaboration with the world’s leading news agencies, it’s highly scalable design provides writers and editors with intuitive, lightweight CMS tools regardless of the publishing environment.

Does Superdesk offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?

As well as a full end-user guide, an in-depth technical manual is available to guide IT-specialists in the proper installation of Superdesk. Serviced Superdesk customers will be provided with on-site training for end-users and technical staff, as well as access to our global network of systems administrators and support technicians.

What is Superdesk generally used for?

Superdesk combines a state-of-the-art editorial workflow with effortless CMS functionality for a complete creation, curation, and distribution platform. Superdesk allows digital publishers and news organisations to add and adapt its functionality to suit their individual needs through its API-centric design.

Does Superdesk offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?

Superdesk is designed from its conception to manage the entire cross-desk production workflow of news organisations, large or small.

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