Query Dad Jokes with WPGraphQL

If you’ve ever wanted to use GraphQL to query dad jokes, look no further.

If you’re running a WordPress site, you can install the WPGraphQL plugin along with the WPGraphQL Dad Jokes plugin, and you can query for a random Dad Joke using GraphQL!

The plugin uses icanhazdadjoke.com to retrieve a random dad joke.

This also serves as a great example on how to extend WPGraphQL to customize the Schema for your needs.

The beauty of GraphQL is the data that resolves can come from anywhere. Even though it’s a WordPress plugin, the data that’s queried and resolved, doesn’t have to live in WordPress!

Enjoy!

Denver WordPress Developer Meetup Workshop Follow Up

In preparation for the Workshop I’ll be doing at WordCamp Orange County next weekend, I hosted the Workshop for the Denver WordPress Developer Meetup to get some practice.

I learned a lot about how I need to have my files organized for the workshop and learned what steps I can skip to get through the “important” steps within the allotted time.

If you attended and have feedback, please share. I’m far from a seasoned professional when it comes to public speaking and hosting workshops, so any feedback is welcome.

Anyway, below are some links from the Workshop:

I plan on updating the Tutorial series to have a video walkthrough for each step to compliment the written tutorial, so keep an eye out for that in the next few weeks.

There’s also a wp-graphql slack organization if you’re interested in discussing the plugin more: https://slackin-wpgraphql.herokuapp.com/ (if that link doesn’t work message me and I’ll invite you to the Slack org)