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The Ideal WordPress Workflow for Headless and Static Deployments

At over 40% of the web, WordPress maintains a massive footprint on the Internet. While this platform, with its 20+ years of code, can easily be dreaded, misunderstood, and dismissed as antiquated, WordPress continues to evolve with the latest JavaScript technologies, is used and is beloved by marketers and enterprises to manage their content (that is, there is a lot of capital behind this CMS!). In this talk we’ll cover what you need to know about WordPress code, database, and file structure, as well as a development and deployment workflow that will serve you well in the headless/static ecosystem, and show you how to avoid common pitfalls of mixed up code and overwritten production databases.

Nate has been building on the web for almost a decade. He loves web development because it is the perfect mix of problem solving, helping people, and life-long learning. After freelancing as a web developer to managing a team of developers at an agency, Nate now works at Strattic where he builds serverless, “Jamstacky” integrations for popular WordPress functionality. Fond of saying, “I would be a professional student if it paid the bills,” he has traveled to six continents, lived on four, and speaks Spanish and a smattering of other languages. Outside of work, family, friends, food, coffee, and cooking are his favorite activities.

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