Generate super-fast sites with a WordPress backend & Gatsby.js, the future-proof framework that uses React JS & GraphQL
- 3 hours on-demand video
- 2 articles
- 1 downloadable resource
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
- Skill level: All Levels
- Students: 391+
- Languages: English
- Captions: Yes
- Lectures: 28
What you’ll learn
Increase your value and improve your knowledge as a front-end / React JS developer
Create a static, server-compiled, content-driven website using Gatsby JS (with React JS & GraphQL)
Learn how to use GraphQL and GraphiQL to query data stored in WordPress
Set up WordPress as a backend to build content, then render the content as pages with React JS & GraphQL
Deploy your Gatsby JS static website and rebuild whenever content changes using Netlify
Do you want to improve your React JS skills and increase your value as a front-end developer?
– “Gatsby lets you build blazing fast sites with your data, whatever the source. Liberate your sites from legacy CMSs and fly into the future.”
Level-up your React skillset by learning Gatsby.js with a WordPress backend! Gatsby JS uses React JS and GraphQL to generate and build static pages from a given dataset. This course will look at setting up WordPress as a headless CMS while using GatsbyJS to generate a blazing-fast server-rendered React website from WordPress data, such as posts, pages, menus, media, advanced custom fields, (and more!) using GraphQL to query that data.
That’s right, we can actually query WordPress data using GraphQL!
We’ll be creating a portfolio website in this course, looking at initial setup and development of Gatsby JS and WordPress locally, creating WordPress template files and mapping them to React components, and querying WordPress data with GraphQL to automatically generate our static pages.
We’ll look at how we can query WordPress data with GraphQL using the GraphiQL browser tool. We’ll get our hands into a little bit of WordPress code as well, but not too much – the main focus here is Gatsby. Once we’re familiar and comfortable developing with GatsbyJS and WordPress, we’ll progress onto setting up and deploying a live website using Netlify that re-builds our static web pages every time we update content in our WordPress backend.
It’s recommended you have a rudimentary knowledge of React. We’ll be covering everything else from Gatsby.js, WordPress, GraphQL, and styled-components!
Speed past the competition!
Gatsby.js builds the fastest possible website. Instead of waiting to generate pages when requested, Gatsby pre-builds pages and lifts them into a global cloud of servers (we’ll be using Netlify for this) – ready to be delivered instantly to your users wherever they are.
No waiting for API responses
No waiting to render components based on requested data
No loading spinners!
No waiting for a server to compile a page to serve to the browser – these pages are already pre-compiled and ready to serve instantly to your users!
- Have a basic understanding of React JS
Who this course is for:
- React JS developers who want to learn a better approach to creating static, content-driven websites with WordPress, React JS, and GraphQL, using Gatsby JS