Using NextJS with Headless WordPress

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  • next-wordpress-starter

    📝 Bring WordPress to the static world with Next.js

    We'll be using Colby Fayock's Next.js WordPress Starter in this walkthrough ( This Next.js WordPress Starter project aims to "take WordPress as a headless CMS and use Next.js to create a static experience that can be deployed anywhere."

  • wp-graphql

    :rocket: GraphQL API for WordPress

    The Next.js WordPress Starter uses GraphQL, so start by logging into your WordPress website and install WPGraphQL. If you don't have an existing WordPress website, I've set up a dummy project you can use instead at:

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  • WordPress

    WordPress, Git-ified. This repository is just a mirror of the WordPress subversion repository. Please do not send pull requests. Submit pull requests to and patches to instead.

    WordPress is used on over 1.3 billion websites across the world, and it works great as a Headless CMS. NextJS is a framework built on React to give you an amazing amount of features, which you would otherwise need to set up yourself (static rendering, bundling, prefetching etc), and provides super fast and performant websites. Let's combine the two to create a super fast headless WordPress website!

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