It seems like all the cool kids have divided themselves into two cliques: the Headless CMS crowd on one side and the Static Site Generator crowd on the other. While I admit those are pretty cool team names, I found myself unable to pick a side. To paraphrase Groucho Marx, “I don't care to belong to any club that will have me as a member.”
For each type of content you need for your site, you develop in three steps:
- Create the custom content type and configure its fields
- Set up your app to retrieve that content from the API
- Load the content into your page template
Let's take a look at each of these steps in a little more detail as I walk through how to set up a simple news article website (demo website) with a homepage and article pages.