Using a headless CMS API has many advantages, namely time and ease of getting your application up and running while giving your cross-functional team the tools they need to get their job done. Cosmic enables content managers and developers to work better together. By providing an intuitive Admin Dashboard, powerful APIs, and flexible user roles, applications are built faster, more light-weight, and your whole team ends up saving time in the process. Developers can build applications using their favorite frameworks and programming languages, knowing they can integrate with any third-party APIs, databases or Static Site Generators.
Cosmic recently rolled out its Gatsby Source Plugin and its Gatsby Starter. The source plugin allows developers to easily fetch data into Gatsby from Cosmic, and the Starter App lets you get a Gatsby app up and running, connected to Cosmic for dynamic content changes in mere seconds. 😎 In this tutorial we'll quickstart a Gatsby application using the Cosmic headless CMS API.
QuickStart a Gatsby App using a Headless CMS API
Cosmic is an example of a robust headless CMS and API that's promoting collaboration on cross-functional teams to build apps faster. Get started building Cosmic-powered apps in seconds 🚀 We have Node.js, React, Vue, Gatsby and Serverless Starters to help you get your project started quickly.
Install via the Cosmic CLI:
I set up an example Bucket for this blog:
cosmic -h for a list of all commands. Run
cosmic [command] -h for details on options for a specific command. You're now up and running with a Gatsby Starter that can be managed entirely from your Cosmic Bucket Dashboard and Command Line Terminal tool of choice.
When ditching the installed content management system and going API-first isn't quick enough, check out the Starter Apps from Cosmic to get a project up and running in seconds. Cosmic integrates easily with Gatsby for an automated build process that allows you to maintain zippy static speed with dynamic content changes. 🔥