Strattic vs Conventional Headless
Headless and static solutions are ideal for WordPress websites looking for the highest level of performance, security and scalability. This is because these approaches to managing and deploying WordPress decouple, or separate, the frontend and backend of the site, leaving a highly performing frontend for users to visit, while almost completely eliminating the attack surface.
Conventional headless solutions offer these advantages but do not allow users to continue using WordPress as usual, and they also require the design and implementation of a separate backend and frontend, often requiring more custom development to achieve the same result.
Strattic offers all the advantages of headless approaches, but due to our unique approach, users can still use WordPress as usual, along with popular plugins, while also supporting functionality that doesn’t work seamlessly on headless.
There’s more to it than that, and that’s why we’ve put together this handy table for you that compares the pros and cons of Strattic vs conventional headless solutions.
Key differences between Strattic and Conventional Headless Websites
|CMS Integration||WordPress||Requires custom development|
|CMS features and functionality||WordPress features: Preview pages, User Management, Plugin and Theme ecosystem||Requires custom development / depends on the CMS|
|Content Management||Standard WordPress CMS||Requires custom development|
|Creating flexible landing pages||Standard WordPress CMS||Requires custom development|
|Ease of deployment and management||Simple, managed, one-click service||Complex, custom development required|
|Integration of dynamic content||Built-in support for Forms, Search, Translation plugins, Redirection plugins, SEO plugins, 404 pages, permalink customization, RSS feeds and more||Requires custom development|
|Scalability and performance||Able to handle large traffic, scales effortlessly, comes with a CDN||Requires custom development|
|Development resources required||Minimal||More development resources required|
|Site Security||Secure by default, WP shuts down when not in use, all sites deployed on Strattic are automatically served over HTTPS, 2FA||Needs to be configured separately|
|CDN||Amazon CloudFront CDN||Need to configure separately|
|Support and maintenance||Managed service with excellent customer support||Support and maintenance is the responsibility of the developer|
|Plugins||55,000+ WordPress plugins, easily configurable, many of them are compatible with Strattic||Some headless frameworks offer their own limited suite of plugins.|
|Publish/Build Times||Faster build times, multiple publish options full, quick, selective/incremental and scheduled.||Depends on solution offering and custom development|
Overall, Strattic combines all the power of the WordPress CMS with all the advantages of headless sites. Strattic is a more convenient and streamlined option for creating and deploying static sites, while conventional headless architecture can be more customizable, but are harder to update and require significant development resources and costly expenses.
Are you interested in learning more? see our article about WordPress in the world of headless, Jamstack, and decoupled sites.