A Conscious Uncoupling: WordPress as a Headless CMS

Is headless the right choice for your next project? Maybe. Maybe not. There are things to consider when decoupling WordPress – things that we often take for granted.

With the introduction of the REST API, WordPress has opened new doors. We can take our content outside of the typical WordPress front end and create our own in an environment where we make the rules.

In this session, we will discuss the pros and cons of using WordPress as a Headless CMS, some potential use cases, and walk through an approach to developing in this manner. Krissie is here to share her experiences and expertise on using WordPress as a headless CMS.

What You’ll Learn

  • Pros and cons of a headless CMS
  • The setup for conscious uncoupling
    • WordPress
    • React.js
    • Theme
  • Maintaining a usable dashboard experience
  • Recommended plugins
  • How SEO is affected by decoupling