Which CMS is right for you?

4 minutes to read
November 4, 2021

With one in every three websites relying on the most popular CMS in the world, WordPress, it's clear that CMS platforms are just as popular today (if not more) than they've ever been. But as the format is nearing two decades in age, more and more users are noticing the limitations and challenges that CMS poses. 

In this post, we're going to cover headless CMS, an update to the CMS format that can revolutionize the way you manage your online content. 

Headless CMS vs. Traditional CMS: What's the difference?

In a traditional CMS system, the back-end and front-end of your content are "coupled" together. A database stores the code and templates for your website. You interact with and alter that content through a GUI, and then those interactions, code, and templating are displayed to users in the form of your finished website.

This traditional system does solve the challenge of getting a website up quickly. You don't need any coding or web design know-how to launch and manage your site. 

However, it's a tightly constrained chain. The front-end (your user-facing website), the back-end (the code and templating being handled by WordPress), and the middle (the GUI you use to alter your website) are completely dependent on one another. None of these components can function without the others. 

This not only makes the format rigid, but it also makes it extremely difficult to embrace the new internet, where everything is integrated, shared, and updated constantly. A traditional CMS requires that all of these things are done manually. 

A headless CMS de-couples the systems from one another. Content creation, management, and publishing happen in one bubble. All of the development, updating, and integrations happen in another bubble. And these two bubbles are connected via APIs. This allows your content team to do whatever they want and your developers to do whatever they want, regardless of what the other is doing, and nothing breaks. 

Why? Because nothing is dependent on anything else. And that makes you agile, fast, and adaptive. 

Why companies choose headless CMS over traditional CMS

Create and deploy your content with flexibility

With a headless CMS solution, your content and marketing teams can focus on your content. They aren't worried about making sure it goes live on different sites and platforms at the right time. They aren't managing complicated Zapier automations or waiting for a WordPress redesign to take effect. Your developers handle the development, allowing your marketing team to stop trudging and start running. 

Keep your content evergreen

Headless CMS also makes it incredibly easy to make your content evergreen. That's because they're working with a repository of content that is shared across websites, product pages, and social media platforms. If something needs to be updated across all of these, it only needs to be updated once and it's updated on everything. 

This means you don't have to recreate content whenever something changes — you can just update your existing content. 

Headless CMS is the fast-approaching future, and Thinklogic can get you there ASAP. 

Reach out to our team today and see how this fast-approaching platform can take your CMS strategy to the next level.

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