Exploring the WordPress Graph with Next.js & WPGraphQL - Colby Fayock, GraphQL Galaxy 2021

Discover how to unlock the performance and efficiency potential of WordPress with Next.js and WPGraphQL, enabling faster querying, reduced data transfer, and cost-effective solutions.

Key takeaways
  • WordPress is like a dinosaur in the tech world, but it still has around 37% of websites using it.
  • Traditional WordPress setup is server-based, which can be costly and slow as traffic grows.
  • GraphQL is a query language that can be used to interact with data in a more efficient way.
  • WP Graphql is a plugin that can be used to enable GraphQL on WordPress.
  • Using GraphQL with WordPress allows for faster querying and less data transfer.
  • Next.js is a progressive and statically compiled web framework that can be used to build fast and efficient applications.
  • Using Next.js with WordPress can help to improve the performance and cost-effectiveness of a WordPress site.
  • By using GraphQL with Next.js, you can avoid making multiple requests to the server and reduce the amount of data that needs to be transferred.
  • The author of the talk, Colby Fayock, recommends using WP Graphql and Next.js to improve the performance of WordPress sites.
  • GraphQL can be used to query complex relationships in data, making it a powerful tool for building dynamic applications.
  • The talk concludes with a demonstration of how to use WP Graphql and Next.js to build a fast and efficient WordPress application.