State-of-the-Art headless CMS

More flexibility by separating frontend and backend

What are the benefits of headless CMS?

One data source, many possibilities. A headless CMS based on Python/django offers numerous advantages compared to a traditional CMS. When the backend is disconnected from the frontend, it becomes much easier.

Of course, there’s no need to implement a headless CMS when it’s obvious that all the content will be used for just one website. However, if the content is to be used for several devices or platforms, a headless CMS is the ideal solution.

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Advantages of a headless CMS based on Python/Django

Quick summary:

  • Less complexity (focus on content management)
  • Easier integration of third-party solutions
  • Easy scalability (bigger server, f. ex.)
  • No more page reloads
  • Language-agnostic (API can be used with every programming language)
  • Front-end-friendly
  • Flexibility (channels, platforms etc.)
  • No more content migration
  • Benefits thanks to open source

Headless CMS at a glance

Creating and managing all content via one interface (API) means that all contents are gathered in one place which all authors can have access to, independently from one another. Regardless of whether it will be used in two or ten different places, you don’t have to decide on the final number immediately – you can extend the number of places at any time. This is particularly handy if you’d like to be able to react flexibly to trends and changes.

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One central repository for everything

Clear division into separate microservices. Flexibility thanks to several outputs (applications, websites etc.).

Easy content management

No duplicate content entry by the authors. No more page reload. Optimised user experience.

Attractive frontend

Technologies like static site generators. Front-end frameworks like Vue, React or Angular. Jamstack (development with JavaScript, APIs and HTML markup).

Examples of headless CMS projects

What do websites look like that have been developed using the headless approach? Well, just like this:

Allianz Global Benefits

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django | Python | Wagtail | Open Shift | Kubernetes

Allianz offer their network partners a variety of products and services in order to secure the future of their employees. For Allianz Global Benefits, we created a B2B platform with a headless CMS which scales the complexity and simultaneously offers the best local and global solutions. The whole platform is build for and deployed on an Open Shift Kubernetes setup provided by Allianz.

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Hamburg University of Technology

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django | Python | Docker | Kubernetes | JavaScript | PostgreSQL | Solr | VueJS | Wagtail CMS

For Hamburg University of Technology, we created the ‘Digital Learning Hub’, a platform for the digital creation of teaching materials. Teachers and lecturers from all over Germany can use digital tools and teaching materials for their own (distance learning) classes. We decided to implement a headless approach using Wagtail CMS and building the platform on top of Kubernetes.

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Technical re-launch building on headless tech

Cloud Build | Django | Docker | Google Cloud | JavaScript | Keycloak | Kubernetes | GKE | Microservices | Nginx | Oscar | PostgreSQL | Python | Varnish | VueJS | Wagtail CMS

We did a full technical overhaul of the Winter&Company Website building it on a microservice based architecture that runs on top of Kubernetes. We used a headless approach working with Wagtail CMS and are generating static pages in the frontend which makes the website very fast. Dynamic content is being loaded via an API.

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Why is Blueshoe your expert for headless CMS?

We love flexible solutions – that’s why, in our opinion, rigid CMS structures make little sense. As contents are consumed via different platforms and devices nowadays, we think a headless CMS like Wagtail or Saleor is the most modern option. Smartphone, AI virtual assistant or VR headset – if you choose a headless CMS by Blueshoe, your content managers will thank you for it.

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