Headless CMSs vs Primo

A headless CMS is a content management system (CMS) that decouples the content management and presentation layers. This means that the CMS only deals with the content and data, and the user interface (UI) is handled by a separate application.

In contrast, Primo combines the content management and presentation layers similar to monolithic CMSs like WordPress and Drupal, but with a few key differences that make it a significantly easier CMS for customizing and maintaining sites.

Primo integrates a CMS, page builder, code editor, component library, and static site generator into a single application. Unlike most headless CMSs, Primo allows users to edit and preview their content in real-time and build custom components and templates without needing to reach for a frontend framework.

One of the key differences between Primo and a headless CMS is the way websites are published. Primo builds websites as static files and uploads them directly to the user's chosen webhost, whereas a headless CMS typically requires the use of a frontend framework to handle the presentation of content, which then gets built and integrated with a host.

Headless CMSs are typically used by seasoned developers creating large, complex websites with intricate content management requirements that demand a separation of the content and presentation layers, while Primo is best suited for building smaller websites like landing pages, blogs, portfolios, etc. for anybody with a basic understanding of HTML and CSS.

In summary, headless CMSs and Primo are both tools for managing and publishing content. However, they differ in their approach and target audience. Headless CMSs decouple the content management and presentation layers, whereas Primo integrates these layers into a single application. This makes Primo best for more casual needs and smaller teams.

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