Headless CMS

Naturally headless or decoupled, the Brightspot Content Business Platform ensures your content can be distributed to any device to support current and future distribution channels. Brightspot's extensible architecture means you can publish how you want—headless or decoupled—all from the same environment.

This eBook explains the origin of headless CMS and why this architecture is an increasingly appealing option for technical teams. We detail the benefits of headless for technical teams and answer the following:

  • The origins of headless CMS and how GraphQL fits in the equation
  • Key considerations when evaluating headless CMS architecture from a technical standpoint
  • A technical buyer’s checklist for getting started
By Brightspot Staff
October 18, 2018
Learn the difference between traditional (or coupled) CMS, decoupled CMS, and headless CMS architecture, as well as the pros and cons for each.
8 Min Read
By Brightspot Staff
July 12, 2019
First developed by Facebook in 2012, headless CMS architecture is the solution of choice for many content business platforms these days. GraphQL is the programming language that enables flexible connection with programming APIs that support headless CMS integrations like the one offered through Brightspot.
6 Min Read
Find out everything you need to know about headless CMS architecture and the questions decision makers need to ask when considering headless CMS for their organizations.
March 05, 2021
Learn what a headless content management system (CMS) is, how it differs from traditional CMS architectures and how the flexibility of Brightspot's hybrid-headless CMS approach can future-proof your business.
5 Min Read
By Brightspot Staff
January 18, 2021
GraphQL is a query language that enables the connection of programming APIs that enable headless CMS integrations like those possible through the Brightspot Content Business Platform. For digital-media teams, GraphQL supports two of the most important factors in content development: speed and flexibility.
4 Min Read
Headless and decoupled each have different benefits and drawbacks, depending on organizational needs. Which one you choose affects your entire team, from editors and marketers to developers and designers. To make this decision easier, we’ve laid these answers common questions when it comes to decoupled CMS.
December 14, 2020
GraphQL, a query language for APIs used in many headless CMS implementations, has enjoyed much popularity in recent years as companies look for ways to remain competitive and appealing to their audiences in an ever-changing technological landscape. But what does GraphQL actually look like, and how is it used?
6 Min Read
By Brightspot Staff
December 10, 2020
Headless CMS and GraphQL have been trending topics for a while in the content management space. Discover the benefits of headless CMS and the flexibility it affords digital organizations, plus the power of GraphQL as the query language connecting your APIs to your front-end applications.
3 Min Read
October 16, 2020
Take a technical deep dive on CMS architecture and the role that APIs play, including the distinction between API-only versus API-first system design.
6 Min Read
October 08, 2020
An API-first CMS provides the advantages of headless CMS—API-only—with rich capabilities like workflow, search and content delivery. With an API-first platform, businesses have the option to use a number of pre-built integrations to save valuable development time and effort.
4 Min Read
October 07, 2020
As 2020 comes to a highly anticipated close, we look ahead to what the new year might bring for headless CMS and businesses looking to consolidate, improve or transform their digital performance.
3 Min Read
By Brightspot Staff
September 17, 2020
With today's always-on technology, a headless CMS approach offers the benefits of flexibility, speed and scalability for digital and editorial leads at media companies.
4 Min Read

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