Headless CMS vs traditional CMS

You probably currently work with a traditional content management system (CMS) within your Agency. There are numerous CMS’s available that help you manage website content.

Traditional CMS

The strength of a traditional CMS is that you manage and organise the content and the front-end, i.e. how the website looks, from one environment. The content is always connected to the form that you give it. For example, you define the design of a product page in the CMS and at the same time you determine how the content should behave and make it possible to add content for that product page.

Headless CMS

Whereas with a traditional CMS, content (back-end) and front-end are intertwined, a headless CMS separates the two parts. In the back-end, you organise the information in models and with the help of APIs, you can send the information to the right channels (website, apps, etc.). This way, 1 product in your headless CMS can be shown in multiple places in different guises, which is of course very efficient, because the same content no longer needs to be added separately in different places.

With a headless CMS, such as Contentful or Netlify, you have complete freedom to design your channels on the front-end. You are not dependent on the CMS you use, but can, for example, use modern front-end frameworks such as Vue.js, Nuxt.js or React to set up the ideal front-end solution for your customer.

White Label Headless CMS

Here at Planet Wide City, we have a vast amount of experience in setting up and using Headless CMS’s within multiple frameworks and environments and we can enable your agency to take advantage of these skills and deploy to your clients by adding our expertise to your virtual team.


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