Recently, Chris Coyier of CSS-Tricks weighed in on the ongoing debate between WordPress and the Jamstack. If you aren’t already familiar, the debate was recently intensified by an exchange between Automattic CEO + WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg and Netlify CEO and co-founder Matt Billmann.
Coyier then wrote an excellent follow up article describing the two sides of the argument while explaining how the two types of stacks work and solutions for using either one. This article included Shifter as part of a list of solutions that combine the two approaches, giving you all the benefits of a Jamstack site and the user experience of WordPress.
Shifter hosts the WordPress site for you. You have two options: 1) run it headlessly (so you’re just hitting the API, REST or GraphQL, for data) or 2) run it statically (so when you have everything in WordPress where you want it, you deploy it, which creates a static version of your site, which they also host, or you can push it elsewhere e.g. Netlify).Chris Coyier, CCS Tricks
Be sure to check out the full article, WordPress and Jamstack. We feel Coyier does a great job laying out the WordPress Jamstack ecosystem.
Stay tuned for more!