Advantages of using a headless CMS

Some advantages of using a headless CMS include development flexibility, enhanced security, and content distribution to any device.

The advantages of using a headless CMS are many. The architecture of the CMS allows secure content consumption on any device, gives developers flexibility though easy API access, and helps site owners easily update the design of their website, app, etc. without being restricted by the CMS.

Headless CMS pros

Content to multiple channels

A headless CMS doesn’t care about the front end framework. It offers centralized content management and content distribution to any device, channel, or platform.

API connected

A headless CMS delivers content by using an Application Programming Interface (API), which connects and talks to other software and channels to exchange information.

To learn more, see An API-based platform.


The advantage of APIs is that they not only allow existing technologies to talk to each other and exchange data, but they are ready to do the same with any new device that emerges in the future.


A headless CMS is separated from the user layers. It rests behind an application layer and a security layer, and is hidden from anonymous attacks.

See also Cloud-based platform.