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How to learn Headless WordPress

Learn Headless WordPress

Headless WordPress refers to using WordPress as a backend content management system (CMS) and using a separate frontend to display the content.

To learn how to use headless WordPress, you can follow these steps:

  1. Familiarize yourself with the WordPress CMS. This includes learning how to create and manage content, such as pages and posts, as well as how to use themes and plugins. You can find a lot of documentation and tutorials on the WordPress website or through a search online.
  2. Decide on a frontend technology to use to display the content. Some popular options include JavaScript frameworks like React or Angular, or static site generators like Gatsby or Hugo. Choose one that you are comfortable with, or are interested in learning.
  3. Install the WordPress REST API plugin. This plugin enables the WordPress backend to send and receive data to and from the front end through an API (Application Programming Interface).
  4. Use the WordPress REST API to retrieve content from the WordPress backend and display it on the front end. You can use HTTP requests to fetch the data and then use the frontend technology you chose to display the content.
  5. Experiment with customizing the front end and integrating it with the WordPress backend. You can use the REST API to create, update, and delete content, as well as to perform other actions like adding custom fields or setting up custom post types.

Please ask if you have any questions in the comments below.

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