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Headless Drupal

The Web is changing faster than ever

In a world where websites are expected to be fast, flexible and multichannel, we believe that the future of Drupal is headless.

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Better Performance and Greater Flexibility

Why Headless Drupal?

Separating the front-end from the back-end unlocks new features with more control and flexibility.

Multichannel Publishing

Author your content in Drupal and push it to a variety of channels.

Bring in content from multiple publishing platforms and mesh them on your front-end.

Improved Security

A headless site does not expose the Drupal backend. This makes your site less vulnerable.

Missed that Wednesday security release? No worries. Your site is safe.

Increased Scalability

A headless site is not bound to servers.

Join the world of Edge Computing and take your site closer to where your users are, on really fast servers.

Unlock New Powers

When you go headless, you're not limited by what Drupal can or can't do.

Want to use Drupal for landing pages, WordPress for your blog and Shopify for your store? You can.

Modern Technologies

Tap into the vast world of JavaScript tooling.

Build your site in new technologies optimized for every type of device.

Specialized Team

In a headless setup, your front-end team does not need to know or learn Drupal.

This opens up opportunities to hire beyond the Drupal market.

Future-proof Content

By going headless, your content is not tied to your presentation layer. This enables real content strategy and future-proofs your content for next generation consumers.

Today’s content ready for tomorrow’s devices.

Future-proof Design

Thinking redesign? We’ve all heard the phrase “to implement this new design we’ll have to rebuild your Drupal site”. Not anymore.

In a headless system, you can redesign part of your site or completely rebuild the front-end without changing your Drupal site.

Introducting Next.js for Drupal

How to make Drupal headless?

Use the right tool for the job. Drupal as the content management system. Next.js for your front-end.

Use Drupal, a robust and proven CMS, for the back-end and replace the Twig front-end.

Pull content from Drupal and build a modern front-end with Next.js, the most popular React framework.

Deploy your new front-end to users around the globe on Vercel's super fast servers.

No compromise

Next Features and Drupal Work Seamlessly

We built Next.js for Drupal to work seamlessly with all the main features of Drupal: content types and fields, menus, webforms, views and search. No compromise.

Seamless Editing

Inline preview built-in to the editing interface.

Instant Publishing

New content and updates are live instantly.

Multi-site

Power multiple Next.js sites from one Drupal site.

Authentication

Authentication with support for roles and permissions.

Webforms

Built React forms backed by the Webform module.

Search API

Support for decoupled faceted search powered by Search API.

Internationalization

Built-in translation and Automatic Language detection.

Performance

Deploy and scale your sites via content delivery networks.

Security

Protect your site from attacks by separating code from the interface.

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Our thoughts on Next-Drupal

Blog posts about Next-Drupal and the promise of decoupled content management

Why had Decoupled Drupal been slow to adopt?

We answer one of the big questions...

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Eight awesome things about Next-Drupal

From security to SEO, a quick rundown about what makes Next-Drupal awesome.

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Hosting for Next-Drupal

You are ready to make your Drupal site headless; what do you need to know about hosting?

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Chapter Three named a Vercel Solutions Provider

Chapter Three has been working to ensure our Next-Drupal product is the best solution it can be...

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Our Partners

We have partnered with the best to bring you a next-generation Drupal experience.

How can we help?

Frequently Asked Questions?

Is Internationalization supported?

Yes. Next.js for Drupal works with Drupal’s built-in translation system with automatic language detection. It’s actually faster than traditional Drupal.

What about content preview and revision?

Previewing draft content, revisions and content moderation are all supported.

How does hosting work for Headless Drupal?

We recommend hosting Drupal on a Drupal-optimized hosting provider such as Acquia or Platform.sh. For the Next.js site, our preferred hosting platform is Vercel.

You can also host both the Drupal site and Next.js on Acquia.

Do we have to rebuild our Drupal site to go headless?

No. We built Next.js for Drupal for incremental adoption. You can keep your existing coupled Drupal site and progressively build headless pages.

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