‘Headless’ Videos

  • Hussain Thajutheen: Headless WordPress Authentication with React

    Colombo WordPress MeetupSpeaker: Hussain Thajutheen

    October 4, 2021 — Hussain is a JavaScript enthusiast and enjoys working with Serverless technologies. Previously, he co-founded a WordPress agency where he was among the early adopters of WordPress as a headless CMS, with React and React Native as his preferred front-end choices.

    When not working, Hussain loves traveling and treating his taste buds with great food.

    In this session, Hussain demonstrates the steps necessary to add authentication to a Headless WordPress site using React, GraphQL, and Apollo Client.

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  • Steve Zehngut: Five Reasons to Move to Headless WordPress

    WordCamp Los Angeles 2020Speaker: Steve Zehngut

    October 28, 2020 — This talk examines five elements of headless WordPress in-depth to help you evaluate if this is the right choice for your project.

  • Luis Herranz: Headless WordPress – current status and remaining challenges

    WordCamp Europe 2020Speaker: Luis Herranz

    June 21, 2020 — Headless CMS architecture is gaining a lot of traction in the CMS ecosystem. WordPress has the potential to become the best headless solution in the market but, although it’s already a nice option, not all the challenges have been solved yet.
    In this talk, Luis will walk through all of the available frameworks and explain what can be achieved with each of them. He will compare all the important aspects (SEO, performance, plugin compatibility, DX, UX…) with the PHP themes and the upcoming block-based templates. Finally, once the current status is clear, he will explore the remaining challenges we still need work on to be able to match, or even surpass, the sweet WordPress experience we know and love.

  • Alex Gustafson: Blazingly Fast Freedom: Headless WordPress and GatsbyJS

    WordCamp Dayton 2019Speaker: Alex Gustafson

    June 19, 2019 — GatsbyJS has become quite the darling in front-end web development. It runs off popular new technology like React, Webpack, and GraphQL. It generates blazingly fast static sites that are cheap to host and scale. You can use it to make a quick website or an intricate web application. But most importantly it works with almost any data source out there. Enter WordPress from stage left.

    WordPress lets the modern developer provide the intuitive, customizable back-end experience that content creators love to use. Headless WordPress provides that same experience while allowing for any front-end development of choice. For your efforts making these ends meet, your visitors are rewarded with sites that load quickly and have the same content awareness they expect from a WordPress site.