Syntax - Tasty Web Development Treats

In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk with Jason Bahl (author of WPGraphQL) about GraphQL, headless WordPress, frameworks in WordPress, React in WordPress, and more!

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Show Notes

4:55 - Data in WordPress

6:26 - WPGraphQL

10:31 - What were your initial thoughts/first experiences with GraphQL?

16:58 - Does it use MySQL queries or wpQuery?

19:36 - How does authentication work?

24:38 - What does the WP local dev experience look like in 2019?

26:49 - What about deployment? How do you handle migrating data?

30:10 - How does WPGraphQL handle mutations?

32:46 - What are the preferred hosting methods for a headless WordPress setup?

36:44 - Do you see any push back about giving up much of what WordPress gives you out of the box?

41:23 - What are techniques for preventing all of WordPress from loading When you’re using it exclusively for the API?

43:40 - How does WPGraphQL support custom post types, taxonomies and fields, etc?


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