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How to build headless commerce via Magento and Drupal integration?

In recent years, Magento has been actively developing in the direction of headless commerce. Each new version includes more and more options for splitting CMS and e-commerce software. Today we will explain how to integrate Magento and Drupal.

Magento as an e-commerce solution

When creating a headless commerce business, you need to choose one solution that will build a fast, attractive, and user-friendly website, and another one that will be convenient and powerful to process multiple transactions, orders, and shipping. Magento is one of the most popular e-commerce platforms and is a great option for the e-commerce part. 

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Compared to other platforms, it has way more features out of the box, and it’s easier to customize with over 5000 third-party extensions and open-source code. It supports multi language stores and allows you to build an international business. Also, it can process large stores with up to 500 000 products in the catalog.

But this platform can be complicated for non-technical people, requires some time to learn all the features, and is lacking an easy content management system. If you don’t know HTML, it can be hard to create attractive content. But you can handle this issue by integrating Magento with strong CMS like Drupal.

Drupal as CMS

Drupal is a highly customizable CMS, that is much more user-friendly and intuitive for admins and allows you to create various content types:

  • Text;
  • Dynamic photo galleries;
  • Forms;
  • Polls and voting systems;
  • And more.

It can be extended with multiple plugins and custom features. It has everything to create complex content for website visitors. Also, you can set up different roles and permissions for admins to protect your website.

How does the integration work?

Magento and Drupal will exist at the same time and will be connected through API. Via API Magento 2 will process the content that was created in Drupal and display it on the website. Thus, visitors of your online store won’t see the Drupal.

All the other features, aside from the content, will be managed in Magento: headers, footer, sidebars, etc.

Do you need a hand in the creation of headless commerce? We’re ready to help you out with integration and custom development.

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