Headless

Fri, 02/10/2023 - 07:09

There are a number of great reasons to consider a headless architecture for a web project. I sometimes hear site speed listed as a primary motivation. Is a headless website guaranteed to be faster? Let's explore this idea.

Decoupled Kit mandclu

Allows a headless application to retrieve extra information for a page or path, that isn't included by default in the JSON:API representation of the content object: breadcrumbs, metatags, redirects, etc.

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Decoupled Interface Translations mandclu

Provides an API endpoint for headless applications to send strings for translations or overrides, and another to retrieve all translated decoupled strings.

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Traditionally headless sites have to use a specialized search service like Algolia. This module allows a headless application to query your Solr index through Drupal using JSON:API.

I also looked at SolREST, but I'm not sure I like the idea of bypassing Search API, or the fact that it only has a dev release as of this writing.