re: Finding joy in WordPress again, with React, Gatsby & GraphQL VIEW POST


I've been advocating this approach to WordPress for the past year :) thanks for bringing more awareness to this awesome stack, but you missed the most important point of all - the WordPress GraphQL plugin!! github.com/wp-graphql/wp-graphql

With one-click, you have programmatic access to all WordPress' features via GraphQL. What a time we live in.


I'm actually not using that plugin at all. I went the route of gatsby-source-wordpress, but more on that in post 4 ;)


Oh man you should at least check out the new GraphQL plugin for WordPress! It's made by Gatsby 😍🍻
Either way I love Gatsby


Definitely check out WPGraphQL (github.com/wp-graphql/wp-graphql)! Gatsby's new WordPress Source plugin will deprecate support for the WP REST API and will use WPGraphQL on the WordPress Server.

You can read more about it here: github.com/gatsbyjs/gatsby/issues/...

Hi Jason,

What's the best way ? wait for the v4 or use the gastby-source-graphql plugin ?

Like most things in tech: "It depends"

If you have something you need to deliver now, I'd probably suggest using WPGraphQL + Gatsby Source GraphQL.

If you're just experimenting and looking for long term structure, I'd probably wait for the new source plugin as that will have a lot of things specifically optimized for the Gatsby + WordPress experience.

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