why would you use a headless CMS?
what is a headless CMS?
A headless CMS is a content management system in which the presentation layer is separate from the layer where the content is managed. The presentation layer is the front of a web page that is viewed by the visitor. The front and back are thus independent of each other.
central content management
The need to develop a headless CMS stems from the question of how to manage content centrally. The world of displaying web content is constantly changing. Content is not only displayed on the web, but also in apps, chatbots, websites, smart watches, email marketing and in-store displays. With a headless CMS, content is distributed to the various presentation forms. These forms of presentation communicate with the CMS via an API. In summary, a headless CMS is a system that distributes and publishes content through an API.
The benefits of a headless CMS are:
- It saves time: you can place content on multiple channels in one upload
- Uniformity in version management: there is 1 version of your content on all channels
- Flexibility: adding or removing an extra presentation layer is easy