Composable CMS is here

Composable CMS is here

Not sure how to get out of the clutches of your legacy CMS? Try a composable CMS - it's a smoother transition to a better digital experience.

A composable CMS is a predictable evolution to provide users more features and protection on the web. Content management systems have always been monolithic. With this model, entire applications are designed to be a single box which is handled by a single codebase. While this worked well back in the day, you know when we were reading news on desktops without ever really paying for them whatsoever. This has certainly changed since then with the start of the digitally empowered user. The traditional CMS could not keep up with the mobiles and the other digital channels that are coming up. 

The reader behavior online demands a seamless multi-channel digital experience for which, a legacy CMS would have to be upgraded to fit all the channels. They are known to be slow and the updates take a good while. The complexity of the entire development is due to the fact that you’re working with one big block which will have to be shut down entirely in case of errors. This can really hinder an enterprise’s growth. This is where a composable CMS comes into place and puts your worries aside.  

A composable CMS is made by smaller blocks that all come together and fit in place. They are more manageable and break down the system so you can take out each individual piece without disrupting the entire system. With composable CMSs publishers can choose individual systems that would cater to their specific needs and then bring them together - integrate these systems to work together - to enjoy a tailor made solution for themselves. The programming interface acts as the glue that joins these smaller pieces together and exchanges information efficiently. 

Future proof 

A composable CMS helps you future proof your business for the long term. It is made up of API-driven components that are scalable, replaceable and pluggable whilst always having room for improvement with much smaller complications. With this you have flexibility in your system where if any system lags a little, you can always single it out and solutionize. You can also add more tools and integrations to keep up your pace, the composable CMS doesn’t limit you to stay in the past. 


A composable CMS is able to recreate the functionality of a legacy CMS for the editor, such as in-context preview, visual editing, and WYSIWYG, with integrations and APIs. The developers, too, can freely build solutions in their preferred front-end framework and access content and services from the CMS integrations. 

The right core 

The composing is incomplete without the right headless CMS. This is the backend which takes care of the workflow, users and roles, content categories, metatags, images, formats, publishing status etc. Finding the right headless CMS ensures that you have the best composable CMS system in place. Now remember, the front-end may deal with most of what the user will see but the back end dictates what the user experiences. 

Moving forward 

Composable systems/ CMSs work best when done right but the good thing about making mistakes here is that you can always switch a block a.k.a tool. Quintype provides a suite of products to help you build your composable CMS. With the headless CMS - Bold, you have a platform that integrates seamlessly with most tools and a premium user experience for both editors and developers. The front-end, Ahead - is a highly customizable tool that lets you keep your website fresh and appealing for a long time. Accesstype, will ensure that all those subscriptions are always rolling through with ease and security. Metype, the commenting tool helps keep the audience engagement high. All these sister tools work seamlessly together to provide you a publishing experience that is sure to raise your expectations and smoothen your day-to-day. But of course you can always try each tool individually and check for yourself! Such is the beauty of a composable CMS.