10 Reasons to move to a Headless CMS

10 Reasons to move to a Headless CMS

We live in an action paced era, there is always enough to write about, talk about and of course, to report about. Couple action with pace, and you are almost always competing, in the least, to stay afloat. Let us consider a news room. Folks here are always on their toes, ready to churn out news and also make changes at the drop of a hat.

This is where a CMS or Content Management System usually comes into play.

A CMS is a software that enables you to create and manage content on your website including its design, content, graphics, and even code. It's no small task, which is why choosing the right CMS that suits your needs isn't either. In this blog, we are going to list some of the key features of a Headless CMS and why Headless CMS is the most recommended CMS.

What is a Headless CMS?

The headless CMS space has been gaining the limelight over the last couple of years owing to its most amazing selling point, its architecture. As the name suggests, it is headless in its makeup. It separates the back end of the system from the front end, enabling the developers to experiment and yet at the same time providing administrators more control over how their content can be displayed in the relentless number of emerging devices and channels.

Why Headless CMS:

  1. The front end and the back end are mutually exclusive, allowing developers to experiment and innovate without immediately affecting the front end (Website etc)

  1. Content can be delivered seamlessly to multiple devices. Just one instance of content can be displayed on any device; website, mobile, tablet, Internet of Things

  1. Option to centralize content management and distribute the content in a universal format across devices

  1. Flaunts the capability to create break through user experiences

  1. Offers great flexibility to innovate allowing administrators to refresh the design without re-implementing the whole CMS

  1. Guaranteed security, the headless CMSs can be hidden in any number of ways since they are separated from the user layers, this prevents the threat of anonymous attacks

  1. Cost efficient, Headless CMS is cheaper to install and run Compared to other CMSs available in the market

  1. Easy to learn and use, as the focus of the CMS is purely on the content created. Users can get started on content creation without any hassles

  1. Aids in faster completion of work. Since content creators and developers work independently, there are seldom any chance for dependencies, thereby allowing the two groups to work simultaneously and complete projects swiftly

  1. Highly scalable, the CMS is built to scale, as the architecture is powered on adaptability

To keep it short, as a content creator/publisher, one is constantly on the lookout for how to make content accessible to the readers. A headless CMS is the answer. Besides, other benefits of security, easy setup, maintenance etc, it also boasts of flexibility in its architecture, empowering content creators to experiment and customize to no end. Let’s not forget that as the name suggests, it is “headless”, the administrators and the developers are on par with each other, they work mutually exclusive yet not is silos, but with minimal dependencies. All of these features make the Headless CMS the most recommended content management system.