New York, USA: Wix.com, a global SaaS platform for building websites has launched Wix Headless. The new offering is designed for developers to implement Wix’s business solutions, using composable application programming interfaces (APIs) and software development kit (SDK) with any tech stack across different platforms and devices.
Developers can use a variety of Wix’s business solutions accessed via SDK and manage them from within Wix’s management platform. These APIs are in sync and can be used out of the box with Wix’s additional solutions such as contacts and checkout.
Wix Headless allows the use of Wix’s business solutions with web frameworks, including React, Vue, Svelte, Qwik, and other full-stack solutions.
Netlify is the first platform to partner with Wix in offering a quick start integration with Wix’s Bookings, Events, eCommerce, CMS and Pricing Plans APIs. Some of the capabilities of these APIs include booking services for classes, courses, appointments, and subscriptions, managing events to create RSVPs and guest lists, selling tickets, and operating e-commerce businesses.
Wix has worked to develop products that enable more capabilities within the Wix platform. These tools include Velo, which provides developers with the ability to use custom code, Wix Blocks, which enables the creation of highly customisable and reusable applications and widgets, and the recent beta launch of Codux, enabling designers to work directly on React code.
Introducing Wix Headless marks the first time the company is opening the backend to work outside the Wix platform, creating an even more robust portfolio of developer-centric solutions that enable easier scalability, more customization, and ultimately enable faster delivery of projects.
Benefits of using Wix Headless include creating customer solutions via APIs, managing multiple lines of business from one dashboard, and multiple front-ends, connecting additional sites or apps to existing projects on Wix and availability of payments gateway infrastructure.
“Wix Headless enables developers to use Wix in ways that weren’t previously possible, from scaling their online presences to managing multiple complex projects in one place,” said Shahar Talmi, GM – Developer Platform, Wix.
“We’re constantly advancing our business solutions on Wix, and by providing developers access to these APIs, with the ability to incorporate them into projects built on other platforms, we’re accelerating the endless possibilities presented in the web development industry,” added Talmi.