Front-End Sites

Decoupled CMS

Level up user experience, resilience, and results with front-end frameworks and a headless open source CMS on a single platform.

Decoupled CMS Benefits

Our approach to decoupled CMS architecture empowers teams to accelerate collaboration and deliver results by putting the back-end CMS and front-end framework under one roof. Back and front-end developers get the tools they prefer without integration hassles.

Deliver the Best User Experience

Build a better user experience, and get results, without relying solely on your CMS, or visitors' browser. We’ve de-risked the evolution from monolithic to decoupled sites by fully managing deployment, routing, and scalability of both back-end and front-end resources, so you can focus on outcomes, not implementation details.

Accelerate Collaboration & Eliminate Bottlenecks

Let your front and back-end developers leverage their favorite frameworks; Next.js or Gatsby. With our Drupal & WordPress headless CMS solutions, content editors get proven content management systems they need.

Enhance Site Security & Resilience

By disentangling the front-end interface from the back-end CMS, web requests hit the CDN and not your application, instantly multiplying scalability and resilience. Add Advanced Global CDN for even more cutting edge capabilities.

Less Guesswork, Less Stress

With Pantheon handling the routing and scaling of your back-end CMS and the front-end framework
you can focus on outcomes, not implementation details.

Dynamic and Static Frameworks

Use server-side rendering and static-site generation with modern front-end frameworks alongside your WordPress or Drupal Site. Seamlessly deploy headless WordPress or Drupal alongside a modern front-end framework. With Next.js or Gatsby frameworks and open source CMS platforms at your disposal, you get the user experience and resiliency benefits of a decoupled architecture in a single trusted platform.

Pantheon is Your Trusted Partner for Decoupled CMS Experiences

Iterative Adoption

Avoid the never-ending relaunch by adding a front-end framework to a WordPress or Drupal site. Now you can further iterate on your digital experience to drive growth.

Granular Edge Caching

Ensure that visitors get the fastest possible experience by caching server-side rendered JavaScript in our Global CDN. When content changes, use Pantheon’s Advanced Page Cache to clear only the right pages from the edge and preserve your efficiency and SEO.

Trusted Innovation Partner

With a two-decade track record as a leader in Drupal and WordPress plus state-of-the-art front-end frameworks, Pantheon gives teams endless opportunities for future evolution.


Putting your front-end site on Pantheon eliminates the guesswork from configuring and automating how data is sourced from your CMS.

Unified Platform

Centralize management of static front-end sites and back-end WordPress and Drupal sites. Improve access to data and enable cross-departmental alignment and decision-making with WebOps for decoupled sites.

GitHub Integration

Manage changes to your code with pull requests on GitHub, and implement continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD). Every pull request generates a new environment where your code can be previewed and approved in isolation.

Tell Us About Your Decoupled Project

Decoupled architectures give us more freedom and flexibility to build robust websites with better integrations and to deliver better customer experiences.
John Doyle , CEO of Digital Polygon

Pantheon's Decoupled Architecture Office Hours

Have a question or want to give feedback regarding Decoupled Architectures on Pantheon with Front-End Sites? Join our team every Tuesday at 10:30am ET / 3:30pm UK during our Pantheon Decoupled Architecture Office Hours.

Decoupled CMS Documentation

Dig into the details of Pantheon's decoupled architecture; site creation directions, explore starter kits, understand how Pantheon supports decoupled experiences, and much more.

Get Started with Decoupled CMS

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