Gatsby and WordPress: Keeping it cheap and staying in touch

This is the start of a blog post series about creating Gatsby site with content pulled in from a WordPress site.

Gatsby is a static site generator based around the JAMStack (JavaScript, APIs and Markup) and uses React and GraphQL to create blazingly fast sites. It’s fast because the sites it creates are static and uses modern web techniques like service worker and webpack. You can pull content from various sources using plugins, once pulled in to Gatsby they can be turned into static assets.

By the end of this series you’ll have learnt:

Things you’ll need to follow along:

We’ll also assume you understand Git basics, Node (and friends) and are comfortable with the command line.

If you get stuck you can always check out my reference site on GitHub. At the end of a section, I’ll stick in the commit hash that closely matches the changes we made.

The Gatsby x WordPress Blog Post series