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Gatsby JS: Build static sites with React WordPress & GraphQL Course

Gatsby JS: Build static sites with React WordPress & GraphQL Course

The Gatsby & WordPress stack! Learn Gatsby and generate super-fast Gatsby static sites with a WordPress backend.

What you’ll learn

Gatsby JS: Build static sites with React WordPress & GraphQL Course

  • Increase your value and improve your knowledge as a front-end / React JS developer
  • Learn Gatsby
  • Create a static, server-compiled, content-driven website using Gatsby JS (with React JS & GraphQL)
  • Learn how to use GraphQL and GraphiQL to query data stored in WordPress
  • Set up WordPress as a backend to build content, then render the content as pages with React JS & GraphQL
  • Deploy your Gatsby JS static website and rebuild whenever content changes using Netlify


  • Have a basic understanding of React JS



  • Brand new section on how to create a blog with pagination within Gatsby
  • Migrate local WordPress site to live server hosted on DigitalOcean (with $50 FREE credit for new customers!)

Do you want to improve your React JS skills and increase your value as a front-end developer?

– “Gatsby lets you build blazing fast sites with your data, whatever the source. Liberate your sites from legacy CMSs and fly into the future.”

Level-up your React skillset by learning Gatsby.js with a WordPress backend! Gatsby JS uses React JS and GraphQL to generate and build static pages from a given dataset. This course will look at setting up WordPress as a headless CMS while using GatsbyJS to generate a blazing-fast server-rendered React website from WordPress data, such as posts, pages, menus, media, advanced custom fields, (and more!) using GraphQL to query that data.

That’s right, we can actually query WordPress data using GraphQL!

We’ll be creating a portfolio website in this course, looking at initial setup and development of Gatsby JS and WordPress locally, creating WordPress template files and mapping them to React components, and querying WordPress data with GraphQL to automatically generate our static pages.

Look at how we can query WordPress data with GraphQL using the GraphiQL browser tool. We’ll get our hands into a little bit of WordPress code as well, but not too much – the main focus here is Gatsby. Once we’re familiar and comfortable developing with GatsbyJS and WordPress, we’ll progress onto setting up and deploying a live website using Netlify that re-builds our static web pages every time we update content in our WordPress backend.

It’s recommended you have a rudimentary knowledge of React. We’ll be covering everything else from Gatsby.js, WordPress, GraphQL, and styled-components!

Speed past the competition!

Gatsby.js builds the fastest possible website. Instead of waiting to generate pages when requested, Gatsby pre-builds pages and lifts them into a global cloud of servers (we’ll be using Netlify for this) – ready to be delivered instantly to your users wherever they are.

  • No waiting for API responses
  • No waiting to render components based on requested data
  • You No loading spinners!
  • No waiting for a server to compile a page to serve to the browser – these pages are already pre-compiled and ready to serve instantly to your users!

What other students are saying about this Gatsby & WordPress course:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5 stars “Tom is a really nice guy with a good voice. His course is to the point and his response to the Q&A is awesome. I really like the fact that this course is not that long and shows you the endless possibilities that you can do with both Gatsby and the WordPress API. For me this is a really good starting point in transforming a couple of websites without a CMS into a website with CMS” – Edwin Boon

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5 stars – “Tom’s course is concise, clear, and gives you a good example of how to leverage your knowledge of React into fluency working with Gatsby.” – Rob Thorne

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5 stars – “Straight to the point, no pep talkings, Tom delivers the course as a sharing-experience between two colleagues. From his experience, without pretensions of teaching but showing what he finds to be helpful, he drives the lectures smoothly intertwining react, graphQL and wordpress with gatsby in a minimalistic way that can be approachable by anybody. Don’t expect complicated ract patterns as that’s not the point; I really appreciate that from Tom, keeping the focus on the whole architecture, not react/wordpress/graphQL specific. Just be aware we are not talking about the old web patterns, so make sure you have a sound understanding of react, wordpress and REST APIs; and by his exposition, gatsby explanations will naturally fall in place almost unnoticeable; you will be using it already.” – Tony Guerrero

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5 stars – “I had no idea this was possible! I usually use React but have never used WordPress before, but I found this was really well articulated. Brilliant course – thank you!” – Carol Emma

Who this course is for:

  • React JS developers who want to learn a better approach to creating static, content-driven websites with WordPress, React JS, and GraphQL, using Gatsby JS
  • Last updated 4/2020

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