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Jul 10th, 2019
GraphQL and WordPress👇 Download Show✏️ Edit Show Notes
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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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?
- Kyle Mathews
- Apollo GraphQL
- Local by Flywheel
- Jason Schuller
- Advanced Custom Fields
- WPGraphQL Tax Query
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- WPGraphQL for Advanced Custom Fields
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