The Next Big Thing* in the world of CMS-based web development is the headless CMS solution. A headless CMS is a more pure – and therefore technically more simple – content management system. A system in which the focus is 100% on managing content and providing a way to access it: for example, creating new articles, updating existing articles, defining page or site structure; then providing an interface (API) through which a separate “front end” solution can request content.
(* It’s not really the “next” thing: headless – or “decoupled” CMS have been around for a while. Technically, the CMS I co-developed until 2008 was starting to move in that direction about ten years ago. But as in all things, trendiness means it’s as good as new for the masses.)