Headless CMS part 1

In a headless CMS, the front-end is decoupled from the back-end. So that you can change or update your website without having to deal with your CMS. In this course, we’ll learn why this approach is becoming increasingly popular and how to get started with a headless content management system.

A headless content management system has emerged as a new standard of modern web development – and it is here to stay. It’s no surprise either – for many developers, it solves some of the most frustrating problems they face when creating a dynamic website.

Currently A-OS uses Ghost CMS and even though i love the writing and setup process not to disregard an awesome dev team that embraces Open-Source and community building. The price tier a single blog falls in with the ability to add custom integrations falls in the 25$/month Creator bracket. So it is clearly not a long term viable option.

Things to disregard but could be interesting for future reference:

  • Self Hosted Option
  • Community
  • Simple Content Caching to reduce load on Free tiers.

Shoutout to Benjamas for creating a great overview of allot of Headless CMS's

Pricing Comparison

Since A-OS tries to focus on 0 cost development the following Headless CMS's have been reviewed for long term usage these are ranked:

  • Netlify CMS -> Part of the admin section of a build


  • Forestry -> Github Content Layer Free for up to 3 Sites


  • Also have a look at TinaCMS maintained by the same dev team


  • Contentfull -> Free Community Tier up to 5 users


  • Storyblock -> Free For single developers or 7$ A month per extra seat


  • Sanity -> Free for up to 3 users


Headless Wordpress -> Cheap Server Hosted options are available