Headless CMS

A headless CMS makes content accessible via an API for display on any device, without a built-in front-end or presentation layer. ... The term “headless” comes from the concept of chopping the “head” (the front end) off the “body” (the back end).

Also referred to as headless CMS, an API content management system (CMS) is an evolution to the traditional CMS. API CMS allows you to manage and access content from your applications using an API. Unlike a traditional CMS, with an API CMS you have full control of the presentation of your content with your own code.

Powerful CMS for React

Drop our API-based CMS into your React app in minutes. 

RS provides a component-based CMS and content API for React and React.js apps. Use RS to enable dynamic content in your apps for page content, blogs, and anything else. Most customers get our React CMS set up in one hour or less. 

That leaves plenty of time for you and your marketing team to do what you do best: create killer apps with killer content. 

How do I create my own CMS?

Here are the steps we'll need to follow to create our CMS:

Create the Database

Create the Articles
Database Table

Make a Configuration File

Build the Article Class

Write the front-end
React JS script

Write the back-end
Node JS script

Create the front-end templates

Create the back-end templates

Create the stylesheet
and logo image

Content Management

Manage content for multiple brands, multiple websites, and multiple destinations in one central hub, regardless of destination or presentation. Simplify your workflow without sacrificing ease of use or development flexibility.

Gained Benefits

The headless CMS was designed as a direct answer to the shortcomings of a monolithic CMS. A headless CMS decouples the content database and presentation layer — thus the name “headless.”

The content-database, presentation layer, and any additional marketing applications all work together with an application programming interface (API) technology that enables technology to communicate with each other.

Simple Content Management

  • Empower any user to create and manage content
  • Flexibility for developers to create any output
  • Stage environment to instantly view changes before sending live

Automatic Version Control

  • Roll back to any previous version of the content
  • Schedule versions to publish in the future
  • View multiple versions at once to see differences

Improved SEO Ranks

  • Sub Second Page Load Times
  • Search engine tagging and social graphics automatically generated
  • No external plugins needed

This architecture makes it so that managing content and designing it for publishing can happen separately yet simultaneously. With a headless CMS, the marketing team can create and store content collateral using independent modules. Simultaneously, designers and developers can create the best display for that content, whether delivering it to a website, a smart billboard, or any other internet-enabled device.

Advantages of Headless CMS

Headless CMS software is created to keep up with ever-changing marketing trends.

A headless CMS is the single best solution for publishing dynamic content to various channels, devices, and audiences. That’s because its modular architecture enables content to be quickly reorganized and reoptimized — instead of re-created — so it’s ready for the right consumer, at the right time, in the right context.

It's Great for Marketers, Developers, and Users

It’s great for marketers because

They can create content once while enabling their developers to display it anywhere. That means less time spent on administration and more time for building beautiful, cohesive experiences.

It’s great for users because

The user experience always feels fast, consistent, and responsive. That’s because the client side doesn’t need to communicate with the back-end system—it just has to render content.

It’s great for developers because

They’re released from the back-end restrictions of programming languages where they lack expertise. Instead, they can build the look, feel, and functionality of user experiences using tools they know and like (e.g. JavaScript libraries and frameworks), and then push content out anywhere using the latest APIs.

Q&A

How it Works

Digital experiences are that portion of technology that allows companies to go beyond digitizing paper processes in order to create services that are possible only because of the internet and other modern technologies.

A digital experience is an interaction between a user (customer, partner or employee) and an organization that is possible only because of digital technologies.