Headless Content Management Systems refer to separating your back-end content management from your front-end templating and design. Instead of delivering compiled HTML, a headless CMS only delivers the content by means of an API. An API driven approach offers many advantages over traditional CMS paradigms.
While the idea of a Headless CMS has been around for a while, they have only recently become the popular approach to handling content due to the spreading diversity of platforms that need content, the improved developer experience and overall faster app load times. The headless approach to content management allows for your teams to publish content faster and iterate your digital presence with greater efficiently.
You have a diverse set of targeted platforms and need a central content hub to pull the data from.
You have dedicated front-end development resources.
You want to use your preferred languages and frameworks. GraphCMS supports any framework capable of making an HTTP request. Some helpful guides can be found here.
You want to decrease the time to market by starting simple, and scaling as you grow.
You develop or want to develop on JAMstack principles, remaining agile in your processes.
Bring content to any platform (native apps, VR, IoT, etc). GraphCMS allows you to develop with any technology for any platform making your product scalable when your users need you to be.
Working with clearly defined data allows for your development team to know where to pick up, instantly. GraphCMS content infrastructure clearly defines the operations (queries, and mutations) supported by the API.
A headless CMS allows for your content to be modified immediately and as-needed by your content creators. Minimize the impact of redesigns, product changes and migrations with a decoupled content solution.
With one point of connection, your headless CMS allows for only one access point of vulnerability. GraphCMS offers many robust features for protecting your endpoint including permanent auth tokens, DDOS mitigation strategies and more.
You want to hire the hottest and most talented developers possible. No need to teach a prehistoric web template language just to manage your content. Work with any modern language stack your team pleases.
It’s counter intuitive to copy, paste & recreate content for your app across different platforms! Consolidating all of your content within one API minimizes your overhead cost, time, and development resources.
Many enterprise companies have adopted a headless content management system for its scalability.