Traditional WordPress renders content to the visitor with server-side rendering, since it’s PHP. Each time a visitor clicks on a new page, the browser reaches out to the web server and grabs all the content needed. Hence, the result: slow processes that ultimately hurt the experience of a website. But there is a solution for that.
Headless WordPress development is a relatively new approach, and its reputation is only going to grow. It separates traditional frontend from backend and allows ultimate authority over both. This concept in software development grants us a high level of technical flexibility, so we are able to develop impeccable omnichannel customer experience. Furthermore, a headless CMS and PWA are a match made in heaven, and the outcome is – great performance benefits, even with large and complex webshops or websites.
Greatest advantages of Headless WordPress
- Decoupling front-end and back-end makes it easier to redesign and update
- Your website can be reached offline because PWA stores data in your user’s browsers
- Faster page loading and high scalability due to server-side rendering
- Greatly simplified process of debugging single-page applications
- Improved Core Web Vital scores and better page speed
When to choose for Headless WordPress
The webshop needs to be compatible with multiple devices
Flexibility to work with any framework that you want (e.g. Nuxt.js, Gatsby, React) is giving you the green light to display and publish content on different channels at once, from websites to mobile apps, smartwatches, or even digital kiosk displays.
You want to improve SEO and UX
Noticeable improvement in website loading times is important for SEO. Furthermore, it also benefits user experience and keeps visitors on the site much longer – turn the visitors of your e-commerce site into your customers.
You want forward-looking approach
API-based WordPress theme is undeniably future-proof as integrates easily with new technologies and devices, AR, VR, etc.
Security shouldn’t be questioned
Since the backend data is separated from the frontend, it is more secure. Therefore, and it will reduce chances of the third-party application issues or XXS and DDoS attacks, while API-first nature simplifies the integration with cybersecurity services.
More control over the design layout
With headless WordPress, your design will be unrestricted, which means you’ll have complete control over every pixel of every viewpoint, and the ability to modify the design without changing the content.
Balancing the budget
Single-page apps lower the impact on your servers overall, meaning you can save money by using a simpler hosting plan for the same amount of traffic.
Tailored technology stack for headless WordPress development
These are the powerful tools we use for our projects in order to be most effective we can when developing a headless WordPress. We put together a team of developers and optional Quality Assurance (QA) for testing, and we make a decision together with our client. To meet the specific needs, we use eCommerce technologies, applications and frameworks such as:
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What is making a Headless WordPress interesting for developers?
Using WordPress as a Headless CMS provides you the commodity to use whatever programming language you choose. You have the flexibility to work with various tools or applications, also to determine which front-end frameworks to manipulate. This allows your development team to do what they are best at. In addition, a full control over all the codes running on your users’ devices will enable tracking, optimization, as well as acceleration of practically all interaction.
What makes a Headless WordPress valuable for e-commerce?
In a headless architecture, the WordPress CMS uses a REST (representational state transfer) API (application programming interface). This makes it easy to create applications that can connect with an online store and its products, orders, and customers. Besides that, a REST API is responsible for greater scalability and flexibility. This feature is of a great importance for businesses that need to handle a large volume of data or traffic (for example during the holiday sales). Equally important is the feature of a possibility to continue browsing and filling in the shopping cart even when the internet connection is unstable or offline.