Suggestions for simple CMS without a lot of frills or heavy front-end

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    Check out for Headless CMS and Static site generators. Personally I would go for

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    Have a look at

  • InfluxDB

    Access the most powerful time series database as a service. Ingest, store, & analyze all types of time series data in a fully-managed, purpose-built database. Keep data forever with low-cost storage and superior data compression.

  • ProcessWire

    Our repository has moved to – please head there for the latest version. (by ryancramerdesign)

    Processwire is exactly what you want

  • payload

    Built with React + TypeScript, Payload is a free and open-source Headless CMS. [✩Star] if you support our work!

    Hey /u/Dutch_guy_here - I am a founder of Payload CMS and I know what you mean. I felt that way about a lot of headless CMS as well while building websites both large and small at my digital agency and that's a big reason for why we built Payload. I published a video series regarding how our design firm builds a high-end marketing website from top to bottom which might help you see how it all works if you're interested. The code is fully open source for the whole project as well. Take a look!

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