What is a ‘Headless’ CMS?

A headless cms is primarily a system to store content. Traditional CMS’ will be directly linked with a front-end UI such as a website or app, however the Headless approach allows content to be served using API’s giving more flexibility to how and where that content is placed as well as de-coupling the UI from the CMS. It is particularly useful for powering content across multiple channels in one place as API’s can be adopted by any technology.

This isn’t a concept that we’ve dreamt up ourselves! We’re part of a global drive to create software that is API-first, Cloud-native SaaS and Headless. If you are interested in learning more about the growing adoption of headless CMS systems, check out the MACH Alliance - a body “helping companies take advantage of the most innovative and flexible enterprise technologies available“.