Headless Craft CMS Development Agency

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Craft CMS Developers

When WordPress isn’t enough for your new website, Craft CMS offers many features including its focus on content creators and its agility with self-generated GraphQL API. Our Craft developers can design a unique and effective strategy for leveraging your content across all channels using its extremely agile admin panel.

Primarily focused on its decoupled version, Ester Digital’s Craft CMS development services are a perfect match for business owners seeking a stable, technical SEO-centered, and flexible solution based on YII2 PHP core, extended by plugins and out-of-box extensions. Designed to meet your business goals across marketing channels, external systems, IoT devices, and mobile applications, Craft CMS in its headless mode provides an option to hide any internal interfaces you’re not going to use.

As a team of Craft CMS experts, we strongly recommend using the headless or decoupled version for your business needs. This approach is ideal if:

  • Your business requires a way to deliver content from an external web application built with Vue, React.js or Gatsby.
  • Your native mobile app needs a solution for delivering structured content through JSON or GraphQL.
  • Your business utilizes IoT devices and you want to implement a solid solution for delivering data to them.
Craft CMS Benefits

The Benefits of Craft CMS

Adaptability and Flexibility

Our Craft CMS development services offer maximum adaptability and flexibility to meet your specific needs. Whether you need a custom website, seamless integration with other systems, or a tailored e-commerce solution, we have the expertise to make it happen.

Designed to Be User-Friendly

It is designed to be user-friendly for content creators. It supports creating custom fields with unlimited types of sections and relations between them, making it easy to meet any specific needs. With some help from our Craft CMS developers, Its admin panels will be easy to use and manage.

Made to be Scalable

When used in its headless (decoupled) version, it can handle large amounts of traffic, limited only by your server configuration. With four years of experience working with it, our Craft CMS experts know how to scale it to meet the specific needs of your business.

Access control and Encryption

Craft in its headless mode offers a number of built-in security features, making it almost unbreakable. With our expertise in security audit, you can trust that we will take all necessary steps to secure your website and protect it from potential threats.

What we offer

Our Services


When it comes to content, it’s important to stay focused. But what if Ester Digital could take things a step further and help you optimize your content management and delivery? We’ve been in the web design and development business since 2016, and over that time, our expertise in Craft CMS has grown to include utilizing its headless capabilities.

We know that this approach isn’t for everyone, which is why we offer consulting services to help determine if it’s the right fit for your business before diving into the design and development process.

Craft CMS Development & Integration

Craft CMS installation is an easy process, especially if you’re starting with a traditional, monolithic architecture and only want to use its legacy form. But our team of Craft CMS developers has the expertise to take things to the next level by implementing a headless setup.

With the endless possibilities of its admin panels and dashboards, our experts can design a responsive, fast, and secure front-end that seamlessly integrates with the Craft admin using JSON or GraphQL. Trust our team to help you create a truly customized content delivery experience

Craft CMS Migration

We understand that not all legacy frameworks and content management systems are created equal. For example, while WordPress is a great choice for businesses that need something basic and template-driven, as a business grows, it can quickly become a burden.

That’s where Craft comes in – migrating to it can bring numerous benefits and open up the potential to scale your website seamlessly, without the headache. With Craft CMS development services and expertise, Ester Digital can handle migrating from any custom or legacy solution.

Craft CMS for E-commerce

It’s a flexible platform that offers e-commerce capabilities with seamless integration to third-party services, checkout flows, and cart management. It also offers additional features such as downloadable products, Stripe subscriptions, sales coupons, promotions and shipping providers like other popular legacy CMS.

But what sets our Craft CMS development services apart is our expertise in making it headless. Imagine having a storefront that can manage SKUs for your mobile app, IoT device, or a Web 3.0 experience. Our team of Craft CMS developers and designers can create a custom solution that allows you to sell products across all the platforms you manage.

Support & Maintenance

When it comes to maintaining and updating your build, Ester Digital is the partner you can count on. We have the expertise to handle everything from proper project configuration, technical SEO optimization, to DevOps.

If you’ve worked with another Craft CMS development agency and weren’t satisfied with the results, let us take a look. We’ll help you with everything from UI/UX design tweaks and custom illustrations to choosing the right license for your ecommerce business, and ensure that every step of the process is handled expertly.


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Why us

Why Choose Ester for Headless Craft CMS Development

Expertise in Craft CMS

At Ester Digital, our developers have been working with it since its second release. With years of experience under our belt, we have a deep understanding of the platform and its capabilities, allowing us to provide top-notch development services to our clients.

Balancing Creativity and Usability

As a design agency, we understand the importance of balancing visual appeal with user-friendliness. Our Craft CMS developers and UX designers work together to create solutions that prioritize the user experience. Our Craft CMS development services offer a comprehensive solution for all aspects of your project.

Achieving Results

Before diving into the design, we take a thorough approach to ensure the best possible outcome. This includes exploring creative directions, developing brand strategy, and crafting UX writing. Our goal is to maximize your web presence and marketing channels, and we often involve real users in testing our wireframes to achieve real results after launch.

Optimizing Page Speed

While built on the PHP Yii framework, may not be optimized for delivering content out of the box. With our Craft CMS experts on the job, you can trust that your content management system will be optimized for top performance and Googlefriendly.

In-house DevOps Team

We have in-house capabilities to develop and maintain a streamlined process of Continuous Integration and Delivery for your Craft and custom front-end setup. With every product release, you can rely on Ester Digital’s internal team to ensure smooth and efficient deployment.

Expertise in MERN Stac

While we have expertise in working with the MERN (MongoDB, Express, React, and Node.js) stack for delivering custom software for various niches, in some cases, working with Craft may make more sense. Our Craft CMS developers can evaluate your specific needs and recommend the best approach for your project.

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A real estate platform tapped Ester Digital to redesign its landing pages. The team was able to deliver an initial version of the deliverables which was later improved thanks to the client's feedback. Their workflow was effective and their turnaround was fast.
Jeremy Navarro Community-driven storyteller and hype man at General Catalyst Partners
It was a successful collaboration. The Ester Digital team delivered exactly what the client asked for and even accommodated ad hoc requests along the way. They also worked efficiently, delivering reliable services without compromising quality and punctuality.
Harris Maxwell COO at Studeo
The client has yet to launch the site, but they are satisfied with Ester Digital's work. In fact, they love how user-friendly the site's backend is. The team provides regular communication via Slack and email, responding to questions in a timely manner.
Bhavisha Panchmatia Creative Director at Multi Corporation
Both the options that the company wanted the Ester Digital team to implement on their website is now live. The team always communicated with the company regarding their ability to take on any tasks, successfully managing expectations whenever the company needed extra tasks completed.
James Quilligan Managing Director at Economic Democracy Advocates
Ester Digital's impressive web development work enabled them to create an exceptional site that was in line with the client's vision. The client particularly liked their cost-effective and responsive approach. They were creative, friendly, and detailed, which ensured the project's success.
Ways to engage

Approaches for Effective Partnership

  • Project Based

    For one-time needs that require a more agile approach – we work with your team on projects that have a clearly defined brief, budget, and timeline.

  • Leadership Training

    Drawing on all our experience solving most complex problems and immersing ourselves with your team as Creative Directors.

  • Strategic Partnership

    An ideal fit for companies that have ongoing design needs – we work with you to build out the deliverables needed to drive your marketing efforts.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Сraft СMS?

    Craft CMS is a content management system (CMS) built on the PHP Yii2 framework. It was first released in 2013 by the Pixel & Tonic company from Bend, Oregon as an alternative to popular CMSs like WordPress.

  • Do you work with Craft Twig (legacy / vanilla version)?

    No, we don’t work with Twig and legacy mode. Our focus is on utilizing the full potential of Craft CMS with its headless capabilities and using APIs to create a customized back-end platform.

  • What's the difference between Craft CMS Twig and Headless setup?

    With a headless setup, you have more freedom to deliver your content to a variety of platforms, without being limited by the Twig templating system used in the legacy / vanilla setup.

  • Is Craft truly Headless or just Decoupled?

    It is truly decoupled, with some headless features. While you have the freedom to choose your front-end engine, you may still be limited in terms of presentation formats.

  • Is it free?

    The solo bundle of Craft is free, but it’s not enough to build a headless solution. Access to the GraphQL API costs $299 per project.

  • Can you update it from 2.x or 3.x versions?

    Yes, we can update your installation to the latest version, but we only work with a headless setup. So the update will follow this path.

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