Join Kellen Mace and Will Johnston from the WP Engine Developer Relations team as they discuss all things related to headless WordPress and modern web development.
Next.js Rumor Roundup
Will and Kellen give their predictions and dreams for Next.js conference 2021. What will happen on the 5th anniversary of Next.js? Increased support for Core Web Vitals? Support for Deno? What about running the Next.js API at build time?
Atlas Content Modeler
The Atlas Content Modeler teams hop on the pod to discuss the new open-source tool.
Phil Crumm from 10up
Kellen and Will welcome Phil Crum from the Web Agency 10up.
They discuss whether 10up plans to go all-in on headless WordPress over traditional, how the discovery phase with a client determines whether headless is right for them, and using Gutenberg in a headless architecture.
Phil Crumm website: https://philcrumm.com/
Core Web Vitals
Have you ever heard of Core Web Vitals? Kellen and Will teach you all the basics, including how to get a good Core Web Vital score, Largest Contentful Paint, First Input Delay, and Cumulative Layout Shift. They also break down how to measure your website against Core Web Vital principles and what tools could help you out.
After you listen, don't forget to attend the Demolish Core Web Vitals event on October 21: https://events.wpengine.com/event/a1935572-690d-425a-905e-a54cfb071669/websitePage:5bbe0ca6-fd0c-4e77-b99b-de21baff9062
Styling on the Modern Web
Kellen and Will give a crash course in styling for the web. They go over traditional CSS, SASS, and CSS -in-JS. They also discuss how front-end frameworks account for styling and where UI libraries such as Charka and Material fit into the modern web.
Embracing Headless WordPress with Greg Rickaby
Kellen interviews Greg Rickaby, Director of Engineering at WebDevStudios. Greg explains why WebDevStudios embraced headless development (1:30), how an open-source contribution to Next.JS lead to the creation of WebDevStudios' Next.JS starter kit (9:30), and how WebDevStudios' might utilize Atlas and other technologies in the future (1:13:12).
Greg’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/GregRickabyBlog post: Building the Next.js 9.4 WordPress Example
https://webdevstudios.com/2020/06/02/building-the-nextjs-9-4-wordpress-example/Blog post: Using Next.js, WebDevStudios Built a 1,000 Page Headless WordPress Website https://webdevstudios.com/2021/03/09/next-js-headless-wordpress/Next.js WordPress Example: https://github.com/vercel/next.js/tree/canary/examples/cms-wordpressWDS Next.js WordPress Starter: https://github.com/WebDevStudios/nextjs-wordpress-starter