Pros and cons
Developers prefer to use decoupled or headless press in content management, editorial or administrative tools due to the freedom and flexibility it gives. Headless word press helps you to continue your workflow because it is a very familiar tool in content writing.
How headless word press helps you? It will save you time by making faster and simpler your website development. A big advantage is it will speed up your website by shifting display logic to the user end and make the backend smooth. Performance is very important for users as well for SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Due to the slow speed a user may leave your site and it is estimated that 40% of users abandon the site if it takes more than three minutes to load. WordPress will simplify the procedure of data loading at the user’s end and speed up the process. and this is the thing that makes it a precious tool for heavy and complex sites.
Multichannel content publishing
With it, you can post your content on multiple platforms in a single time. i.e. multi-channel content publishing. It will save you time. You just have to write one content for all your platforms. By removing its head WordPress can be divided into stacks. A stack is the frame structure of an app. If your business has many channels to maintain then multichannel publishing will save time.
Easy to use
By using headless WordPress, there is no need for a middleman to maintain and load scripts styling or designing, etc. You just have to create a front end and you have to manage it properly.
You can pack your website as PWA (progressive web applications) in most advanced cases that can be run as a mobile app from the user’s home screen.
If you have multiple mobile apps that require the same content the headless WordPress will help you to upload the same content for all apps because it is highly flexible. It allows you to share your content with any no of targets. Especially in the case of big companies with large no of targets, instead of posting new content individually on each target channel just set up headless WordPress and it will automatically update content on each platform by a single source. This thing will free your workforce for other important tasks e.g. creating and marketing content.
Innovation and creativity
Headless separates content with a design it is very simple to redesign. You can easily shuffle your content without developing another set up of WordPress to create a new design. It helps developers for innovation and refreshes their design without re-implanting new CMS. It unleashes the creative potential of front-end developers to provide a quicker and more responsive user experience.
Security and performance
One big advantage is security and performance. Headless WordPress does not have a back end so it is difficult for hackers to attack.
Provides full control
One amazing thing about headless WordPress is that it gives you full control of the front end- the user’s experience using their native tools. You can use front end frameworks like react or vue etc to develop web apps. It gives freedom to the frontend developers from the structures of the backend.
Some drawbacks of headless WordPress.
It is not much beneficial on a smaller scale and cost consuming especially if you don’t have a web development team in place.
How to set up WordPress?
It is more than simple. Follow the steps below.
1. You have to install the WP installation and set it up.
2.No need for themes. You can use a blank theme if you want.
3. Allow Rest API access if you use security plugins. In the case of advanced custom fields, use the act to rest API plugin.
4. That’s all for WordPress.