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Judith Ifeoma Nwokike
Judith Ifeoma Nwokike

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Reasons why you should start using headless CMS

While new technologies comes out in order to make the world of web development easy, headless CMS has been trending and popular in the world of digital content management. In this article, I will walk you through on reasons why you should start using a headless CMS for your content management. But before we start, First, let’s start with some definition what headless CMS is all about.

What is Headless CMS?

Why Headless CMS?

You may be wondering why are people going headless. Compared to traditional CMS, Headless CMS architecture is more suitable to fulfill modern-day business demands. Besides, some additional headless CMS benefits attract them.
Traditional CMS used to be a standard and only option. But now, the world has reasons to choose a Headless CMS.
A few of the significant reasons to choose Headless CMS are:

  • To deliver a personalized user experience
  • Operate on a multichannel distribution
  • Deliver content to a larger audience
  • Scale your business

Apart from these reasons, there are many advantages of headless CMS. Let’s deep dive into each of them.

Some of the headless CMS platform you would like to take a look at includes:

  • Storyblok
  • Strapi
  • Sanity
  • Contentful
  • GraphCMS
  • and many more

Advantages of Headless CMS

  1. Easy Integration:
  2. Scalability:
  3. Flexibility & Compatibility: With headless CMS, developers has the choose of using a frontend that supports a programming language that they feel comfortable with and content can be served using API.
  4. User Friendly:
  5. Security: You don’t have to worry about all the additional security requirements that come along with a traditional CMS like Wordpress. The content made accessible via an API is often ‘read-only’ adding a much needed level of security.

Use cases for Headless CMS


Top comments (3)

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Andrew Baisden

These headless CMS are so good! It finally gives us JavaScript developers a way to develop content management systems that are very similar to WordPress websites in terms of customisations. Strapi and Sanity are my top 2.

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Marcos Alano

I don't understand what is a headless CMS in comparison with a traditional CMS

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Josefine Schfr

In a headless CMS, the frontend is completely decoupled from the backend (frontend = head), you can choose your favorite framework to build your project and integrate other services that fit your needs. In a monolithic framework you are 'buying into the whole package' - most things are tightly knit and pre-decided. Making changes or customizing will be a lot more difficult, but the initial setup might be a bit quicker.