Moving to Headless WordPress with NextJS

I’m learning React and other JavaScript libraries as part of my front-end developer journey. So what better place to experiment with what I’m learning than here on my own site?

This video by Jason and Colby was a huge help in getting the basics down.

Use WordPress with Next.jS

I’m also planning to do my own video series as I built out a new front-end for this site while keeping WordPress as the backend (for now). It doesn’t make the most sense from a practical standpoint (at some point I’d like to migrate my posts to markdown and keep them in GitHub as well), but it’s useful for my job to understand how headless WordPress works.

This was the first 30 minutes of getting things setup: