May 10, 2019
The ability to customize with ease is one of WordPress’ best features. But customization often impacts performance. Add too many bells and whistles and you may end up with a site that’s sluggish and painful to use.
Decoupling, or using WordPress on the backend only, is an effective if somewhat drastic way to improve site performance. In this session we’ll learn a limited version of decoupling WordPress: a headless home page. Decoupling the home page gives you a functional, fast home page that displays WordPress content without invoking WordPress (and without the load time!). We’ll cover different approaches to serving WordPress content outside WordPress, how to seamlessly integrate a headless home page into the rest of the site, and challenges to look out for.