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When do you choose headless CMS?

A headless CMS is of course not a solution for everything. Therefore, a number of situations in which you would work with headless.

  • Scalability - Easy to integrate with a CDN such as Cloudflare, which ensures that caching is localized.
  • Flexible and fast – With Headless CMS you can easily integrate any codebase or programming language.
  • Safety - The lack of a Frontend limits the security risks for, for example, DDoS attacks.
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Do you need a headless CMS?

That of course depends on your wishes. There are several use cases where headless CMSs outperform traditional CMSs.

Some headless CMSs can be used as backends of eCommerce sites. They can help improve the customer experience (UX), provide a personalized shopping experience and improve the security of sensitive information during transactions.
Because headless CMSs work well with APIs, websites and apps built with JavaScript frameworks such as React, Vue.js, and Svelte can use this CMS.

Financial institutions that need custom web-based or mobile applications don't have to spend thousands of dollars on commercial CMSs or e-commerce apps. They can use headless CMSs to display banners and promotional offers to drive cross-selling.
If you work in an industry that requires pushing content to different channels/platforms to reach potential customers, a headless CMS can definitely be a godsend.

Applications and UX

A key benefit of a headless platform is that it allows you to create applications with a better user experience (UX). For example, if we want to build an app that shows the latest posts on our blog and allows users to like them or leave comments, we can create two different pages: one for showing the latest posts and another for leaving comments. The problem with this solution is that users have to navigate between two pages to get all the information they need. With a headless website we can easily display all this information on one page without having to switch tabs or reload pages.

What is a headless website

A headless CMS is a content management system in which only an environment is available in which the content is managed. The actual website (or another platform on which the content is used) is separate from the CMS and uses the content from the CMS with the help of an API.

The term “headless” means that there are no HTML elements in the response body of an API request. A headless site has no elements such as menus, headers or footers. It does not have to create these parts of the site.

Although the term headless CMS has been around for a while, it is still an unclear concept.

Most developers will be familiar with the concept of a traditional CMS such as WordPress or Drupal, which are used to manage content on websites. In this type of system, the content is managed separately from the website. You create a new page on your CMS, then go back to the UI and add it to the website.

With a headless CMS, you don't manage the content separately from the site itself, but you manage all the data in one place and use different APIs (Application Program Interface) to display that data. For example, if you want to display blog posts on a homepage instead of manually adding each post to a page template, you use what's called a API call of the front-end code that pulls all those blog posts from the database and displays them in the way that makes sense for that page.

Does your company or organization need a headless CMS?

Please contact us. Then we will look further together.


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