The Cons of Adopting a Headless Approach
One problem with a truly headless CMS is that it doesn’t have any presentation functionality. This means you will have to use other technologies to present your content.
However, some consider this a benefit because it means they have far greater control of the frontend, even if it’s much more difficult to see a live preview.
Another issue is that headless CMS is designed to simplify a complex system. However, you can only simplify to a limited degree if you don’t want to lose all the functionality.
So, what headless CMS tends to do is shift the complexity from the server side to the frontend.
While focusing all the complexity in a client-side single page application isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it’s not always the right approach either.
If you go completely headless and ditch your DXP, you’ll lose access to all this functionality. Of course, you can always build your own, but at what cost?
That’s also another drawback to headless CMS. When adopting this approach, many organizations take an all-or-nothing attitude.
Unfortunately, rapid change that involves throwing everything out and starting from zero comes at a high cost. In many cases, that cost is simply not worth it.
Headless CMS is here to stay and will likely be the shape of things to come in the future. Headless CMS offers many benefits, including unmatched flexibility, fast content delivery, and unparalleled ease of integration for new technologies.
However, it also has drawbacks, such as high costs if not done right and loss of functionality. Ultimately, each organization have different requirements and would need to evaluate the strategy of using a headless CMS because decoupling your CMS is something you should seriously consider.