The history of managing content on the web dates back to the beginning of the web’s existence. A Content Management System (CMS) is a tool that can manage the creation and modification of digital content. In the 2000s we moved to an era where managing content was facilitated by open-source CMS, also known as a coupled or traditional CMS, like Wordpress, Joomla, and Drupal. These systems allow users to manage both the frontend and backend of the application in one location.

Fast forward to today, we have shifted to a different approach with even better ways of managing content called the headless CMS. This approach lets you decouple the backend from the frontend, allowing you to pull and manage content via an API. In this article, I’ll cover what you need to know about headless content management systems and where to go from here to explore and use a headless CMS in your project.

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