Best Headless CMS for 2020

A content management system (CMS) is a software application or a set of related programs that are used to create and manage digital content. The core functions are often considered to be indexing, search, and retrieval, format management, revision control, and publishing.

Agility CMS

Agility CMS is a Content-First Headless CMS, allowing you to choose any programming language while also getting the flexibility, speed, and power that comes from lightweight APIs. From there, add features like Page Management, Ecommerce, Online Ticketing, and Search; Agility CMS becomes a complete Digital Experience Platform saving time, removing limitations and allowing for seamless experiences across all digital channels. Visit site here

Magnolia CMS

Magnolia eliminates the limitations of traditional headless systems. Create experiences for any channel while taking advantage of in-context editing, full previews, and personalization. Its robust APIs seamlessly connect with your other technologies, providing access to all your content and data from within one platform. Visit site here


Open-source headless CMS without compromising on the authoring experience. No more form-based content management. Powerful APIs to consume from any client like React or Angular. Visit site here


A UI (and API) for managing/creating content, and APIs/SDKs for getting it out. Visit site here


A UI (and API) for managing/creating content, and APIs/SDKs for getting it out. Visit site here

Cosmic JS

Headless CMS and API toolkit. Built on serverless technology, use as a hosted service, or run on dedicated cloud infrastructure. Visit site here


Hosted CMS that outputs all your data as a JSON API. Visit site here


Build beautiful, full-featured websites that run on your own AWS account. With an easy-to-use UI and robust e-commerce support, Fixture is the best way to build fast, serverless websites. Visit site here


A Realtime Headless CMS for Firebase. Visit site here

Forestry is a Git-backed CMS for websites and web products built using static site generators. Forestry bridges the gap between developers and their teams, by making development fun and easy while providing powerful content management for their teams. Visit site here


Headless CMS for Digital Creators. GraphQL Content APIs for Digital Products. Visit site here


Better content management starts now. A Content-as-a-Service platform that gives you all the headless CMS benefits while empowering marketers at the same time. here

Netlify CMS

This is a React SPA that works with any static site generator. Visit site here


An API based CMS with wide support of JS frameworks, built for flexible development and accessible end-user experience. Visit site here


Edit collaboratively, distribute over APIs, and freely decide later how and where your content will be used. Visit site here


WordPress sites automatically have a Rest API. But you still need to host the site somewhere and serverless isn’t really gonna happen. Except… The shifter is the WordPress hosting solution that combines static site generation and serverless architecture with the world’s most popular CMS. Visit site here


It is the headless content platform, based on components. It has a powerful editor concept that works with every page and a generous free plan. Visit site here


Strapi is an open-source Headless CMS that is an open-source MIT licensed, self-hosted, customizable, has RESTful or GraphQL APIs, is 100% JavaScript (built on Node.js) and extensible by design. Visit site here

Take Shape

A stress-free Headless CMS, GraphQL API, and Static Site Generator to help you get your projects done. Visit site here


Developer-friendly Serverless CMS powered by GraphQL and React. Host it yourself. Visit site here

WordPress (REST API)

WordPress isn’t typically what you’d think of as serverless, but you can use the REST API, available on both self-hosted WordPress sites and, to build static sites or JavaScript-rendered sites. Visit site here

I am just trying to put the collection of awesome services that will be very helpful for creating an application in a quick time.

Which is your favorite Serverless CMS? — Mine is Forestry and Netlify CMS.

If you have found this blog very helpful then if I had missed any important headless cms then please feel free to share your thoughts and opinions and leave me a comment if you have any problems or questions.

Till then,
Keep on Hacking, Cheers

Originally published at on February 12, 2020.



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Nirazan Basnet

Nirazan Basnet

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