Decoupled Content Management Systems Explained

Pros and Cons of Decoupled Content Management

John Doyle
CEO, Technical Architect, Drupal SME, Open Source Champion
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Decoupled Content Management Systems (CMS) have been a trending topic for the past year and today we are excited to share a deeper look into what a decoupled CMS is and clear up some of the confusion around tangential topics like headless CMS and hybrid CMS.

Why is Decoupled Content Management System a trending topic?

In today's fast-paced world, organizations can no longer afford to be held back by the monolithic content management system. The traditional CMS implementation combines your display, business and data storage layers into a single application. These applications are built to deliver high quality, reliable code and in many organizations there is a rigid change management/code release process outlined which maps to a defined roadmap. This ensures the integrity of the business applications running on the centralized platform, but it also slows down the process of releasing new features/functionality into the wild. 

Decoupled CMS platforms aim to separate the areas of concern by uncoupling the front-end presentation layer from the back-end business and data layers. This abstraction allows teams to interact with smaller pieces of the larger picture reducing the scope of risk managed for any one of these applications. 


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