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Harendra Kumar Kanojiya
Harendra Kumar Kanojiya

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React with WordPress API

React with WordPress API

July 7, 2021 by harendra21

Hello, Today I am going to explore how you can use WordPress API to run a reactjs website. We all know that WordPress is a very popular CMS for blogging, e-commerce, and tons of other features. We can add new features by installing various kinds of plugins. So we are going to use WordPress API to create a reactjs blogging website.

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WordPress

WordPress is the most popular cms framework for blogging. WordPress provides many features such as

  • Ease of use
  • No coding knowledge required
  • Search engine optimized
  • Control over website
  • 100% customizable

and many others.

Why use React WordPress

Because WordPress provides tons of features, it becomes slow. To speed up and running smoothly we required to react js to convert it into a single page application for frontend users. Some other advantages of using WordPress react given below

  • Speed up our application
  • PWA Application
  • Easy to customize
  • Easy to manage content

WordPress API

WordPress provides API to perform all kinds of actions. Here is the dummy link by which we can access our API – http://yourdomain.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts. We need to change the domain name from the above link and then by hitting it with our web browser we will receive our posts in JSON data format.

The React framework for WordPress

There is a quick and customizable solution to convert your existing WordPress website into React Js Website using the Frontity framework for WordPress. This framework is free and open-source to use.

How Frontity works

A server-side, dynamic framework for headless WordPress sites and blogs

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How to install Frontity

Frontity cli and entry point to other packages.

npm install frontity -g

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