People who publish on the web love WordPress. Engineers love React. With some research, configuration, and trial and error, you can have both — but we’d like to save you the work. Meet Postlight’s WordPress + React Starter Kit, a free, zero-to-hero toolkit for engineers and product tinkerers who want to try out headless WordPress on their own computer with minimal effort. This starter kit spins up a WordPress backend with a React frontend talking to the WP REST API in two steps. To use it, clone the repository, and check out the README. The first command installs and starts WordPress on your computer, and the second starts a process that serves a React frontend. From there, you’re ready to start importing data from your own WordPress site, and customizing the backend and frontend for your own needs. Postlight has shipped several headless WordPress projects with a React frontend for our clients in the past year or so, and we got tired of repeating the initial legwork every time. This starter kit automates all the manual steps of setting up headless. We use it internally to start new WordPress projects, and we made it generic enough for you to do the same. The
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