A Content Management System simply means that you have control over the content of your website. This usually involves editing the website content via a secure, web based administration area of the website. Actually editing the page content often uses a WYSIWYG editor, similar to a Word Processor like Mirosoft Word.
Most CMS systems also allow you to add and delete entire pages so your website can grow to a virtually unlimited size (dependent on hosting) at no extra cost!
LoopWhole uses a variety of Content Management Systems tailored to suit the needs of your company.
Currently Loopwhole favours the WordPress Content Management System. WordPress has rapidly become the industry leader for content based websites of all sizes.
This is mainly due to the fact that it has a grown a very large set of standard features whilst retaining its ease of use.
In addition to this wordpress has a strong community backing and a wide range of plugins available making it easily extensible and scalable.
Introducing the Headless CMS
A headless CMS is a phrase that is used for a CMS that is “decoupled” or separate form the the front end of your website.
This has multiple advantages, the main one being the content can be attached to multiple frontends such as your website, your app or third party blogs etc. You can also control what content gets pushed to which platform.
Another advantage is the ability to produce a static website from your content. Traditionally websites with content management systems have to access the data on every web page request which can make them slow to the end user. With a static site the whole website is regenerated every time you save your content. This make static sites much faster and have the additional advantage of improved security as there is no server scripting language that may be hacked.
Generally static sites can be perfect for smaller brochure sites that don’t get updated on a an hourly basis.