What is Headless CMS?

Headless CMS

What is CMS?

A CMS stands for Content Management System. A CMS is software where users can create, manage, modify content on a website without the need for specialized technical knowledge.

What is Traditional CMS?

A Traditional CMS is where the frontend (presentation layer) and the backend (content database and edit interface) are directly connected. A traditional CMS is best seen in a blogging platform like WordPress.

What is Headless CMS?

A Headless CMS is a backed-end-only content management system. A Headless CMS acts as a content repository, where there is our website, apps, etc. You can access content via a RESTful API or GraphQL API to display on any device from a headless CMS.


As it gives us data via API, we can use it wherever we want, with any technology.

You can use it on any platform for example:

  • iOS apps
  • Android apps
  • Website, etc.

The main advantage of head less CMS is:

  • You can publish a piece of content, to multiple frontends and to multiple platforms at once.
  • And also you get much more freedom and flexibility on both sides frontend and backend.

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