Almost every company today uses a content management system (CMS) to publish digital content (text, multimedia, documents, visuals, etc.).
While there are many benefits to using a traditional CMS, there are some downsides. For example, companies that build their website on Wordpress, Wix, or Squarespace cannot easily publish content to their native mobile apps. In today’s world, companies want to quickly and easily distribute content via their website, mobile app, social media, and other smart devices.
Enter: Headless Content Management Systems.
Headless CMS are essentially storehouses for digital content that distributes content to multiple platforms. Given the example above, it is unsurprising that experts project the headless CMS software market to grow from its 2019 $328.5 million evaluation to over $1.6 billion by 2027.
But what are the other benefits of headless content management systems?
- Faster and Efficient Content Development
Content is king in today’s digital world. Yet, today, many content developers find themselves stymied because they worry about code rather than content. However, headless CMS allow content developers to solely focus on content for their company. In addition, content writers do not need to concern themselves with how their content appears across all of their channels- headless CMS push updates across all digital properties, so content creators can reuse content easily.
- Flexible and Cost-Efficient Software Development
Headless CMS permit developers to use the latest and greatest tools and frameworks on all platforms, and not lock themselves into a specific language. In addition, because headless CMS separate the content and presentation of that content, companies can easily upgrade their CMS without altering the look and feel of the website, and without hiring a CMS specialist. This efficiency allows companies to save a lot of time and money.
- Higher Level Security
A headless CMS disconnects a company’s content publishing platform from the CMS database, so companies do not need to worry about backend security issues affecting their frontend, lowering the risk of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack and opening less data vulnerable to manipulation. Also, companies’ content accessible through the API is almost always “read only”, which adds another layer of security. In addition, developers can place the API behind multiple layers of code, decreasing the likelihood of an attack even more.
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