What Is a Headless CMS?

A traditional CMS, such as WordPress, Drupal etc., combines the content and presentation layers of a website. A headless CMS is just the content component and focuses entirely on the interface for creating content.

A headless CMS does not concern itself with presentation layers, templates, site structure, or design, but stores its content in a pure format. The system provides access to other delivery components such as websites, apps, social media, e-commerce etc..

For individual content creators, it means that content remains separate and totally under their control, regardless of the choice of delivery. If an alternative supplier of the delivery mechanism is chosen then the content does not need to be recreated.

For larger organizations with teams in place, this de-coupled system makes it easier for team collaboration, allowing levels of content creation, editing and final sign-off before publication. Content can be channelled into any of the delivery mechanisms available.

Why Datum Digital?

The headless CMS that we create are very easy for users to get to grips with. We can ensure that any field that is available to enter content will meet the design rules for the website. So, all the user has to do is concentrate on the creation of the content.

The interface is very easy to use and has a preview facility, so they can see what it will look like when it goes live.

Once content has been created, it can be flagged for checking and approval by an editor, before it goes live. This ensures that, if required, tight editorial control can be exercised.