One of the best parts of taking the decoupled path to site building is that you get to pick the right tool for your site requirements. But so often, developers reach for robust frameworks that are better suited for full-stack application development than the content-focused marketing site they are actually building. Astro is a content-focused framework that combines excellent performance with an amazing developer experience. Notably, its key features include zero-JS by default and component islands, and it supports all of the most popular frameworks like React, Vue, Svelte, and more. In this session, we’ll take a deep dive into the Astro framework and create a performant site using decoupled WordPress and MDX as data sources. We’ll explore important concepts like routing, native Astro components, adding interactivity with component islands, and various deployment strategies.
Astro and Headless WordPress: Building Amazing Content Sites
Aug 17th 3:15pm MDT (50 min)