WordPress as a headless CMS and React.js
Process & Challenges
In late 2019, we started working on a project which was a new version of an existing E-Commerce solution of a grocery shop here in Pristina. Its previous version was built using WordPress & WooCommerce in order to make use of their set of tools & features. The challenge here was that the clients’ requirements were to build an extremely fast site. Also, have a very user-friendly interface (so it would be easier for customers to keep adding stuff to their cart :)). Given all the requirements & experience in developing WooCommerce sites we had, we knew that this wouldn’t be an easy task to finish.
That was super awesome to find out! After we started working with these two, it was an immediate impression of how easy it was for us to do the front-end side using React and GraphQL endpoint to retrieve just the data that we wanted.
This solution happened to suit this project very well and the client was very happy with the end result. We learned quite a lot along the way. Not to mention the friendly support from their respective maintainers(Jason Bahl & Geoffrey K Taylor) & its community on Slack. After this project, we started implementing this tech-stack in more exciting projects. We can’t wait to share them with you in the coming months!
Tech stack used: