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What can be the Differences Between WordPress & Headless Laravel CMS?

Carmella Blick
What can be the Differences Between WordPress & Headless Laravel CMS?

Since 2004, we’re unknowingly using CMS named and marked as WordPress. It is an open-source platform used to create websites, blogs. It was written on PHP with MySql or MariaDatabase as a database.

We’ve seen many technologies are clashing with each other in the name of being the best. WordPress and Headless Laravel CMS are among one them. In the starting, websites were holding pages like simple, static, HTML-based. And on the ice, rewriting or altering content was a pain – you can say not possible without having any technical knowledge.

But as technology keeps on progressing, browsers and websites became better and more hard. For the very first time, we see the color to any image in 1993, the mosaic browser started.

And after that, everything is changed as Internet Explorer came out. It was the start of a modern age because it was the very first browser which has CSS support.

Then comes the king to the ground “Content Management Systems” enters into the market and since then ruling the world of technology.

What is Content Management System?

A CMS (Content Management System) is a software system by which you can make your entire website without having any coding knowledge. It is used to manage the creation and manipulation of digital content. CMS are having a good number of contributors as it is merely written on PHP and from the frontend a combination of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. So this is the main reason behind the good number of contributors who are regularly adding new features, plugins, and themes.

These are the reasons for which every company wants to take advantage of CMS. Now let’s focus on the 2 most popular CMSes - Headless Laravel CMS and WordPress.

What is a Headless Laravel CMS?

The headless Laravel CMS -the “headless” word comes from the concept of cutting the “head” from the “body”. Here the head is been referring to the “front end” of the website and the body is been referring to the “back-end”, i.e. the content repository.

A headless Laravel CMS is a back-end-only CMS built from the starting as a repository that makes content available taking the help of a RESTful API or GraphQL API for display on any device.

It doesn’t interfere with how content is displayed. It knows only one thing i.e. to store and deliver structured content and allow content editors to add on new content.

It endured with an interface to manage content and a RESTful or GraphQL API to deliver content wherever you need it. It makes you build your own data structure, relations, and then query it using several different search methods. These days, there are hundreds of Headless CMSs, each of them unique and performing in their own way.

Differences between Headless Laravel CMS and WordPress

The benefit of using the headless Laravel is Headless CMS, which is only a content source and has no function to show the content on its own. It needs to wait to be called by an API to deliver the content to end-users.

While WordPress, which needs to hold the content and its duty of WP to proactively deliver the content on its own to end-users.

Another plus point of Headless CMS development is that it doesn’t depend on plugins. So developers have to develop everything from scratch which means it will have no risk of security threats to the sites. Developers have to develop everything from scratch.

While with WordPress, themes and plugins are developed and maintained by developers, and sometimes they are not secure enough. And by installing them onto your sites, you make way for these unwanted threats.

Headless CMS is time-consuming and is a little expensive as in it, everything is made from scratch while with WordPress you can give the project to clients in limited days if the client has less budget and a limited timeline for the project.

Carmella Blick
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