Introducing playground.wpgraphql.com

I’ve done many presentations about the WPGraphQL plugin, and I find myself showing demos of many of the same features, so in order to streamline the demos before my presentation at the 2018 WordCamp Phoenix, I created https://playground.wpgraphql.com This site showcases examples of GraphQL Queries and Mutations on a live WordPress site with the WPGraphQL […]

New meeting schedule in the WPGraphQL slack

Over the past few weeks we have been working hard towards the stable 1.0 release of the WPGraphQL plugin. We have a plethora of issues in our backlog that we feel are necessary to resolve before the stable release. In order to try and organize our efforts a little bit better, and to make it […]

WPGraphQL Featured on FreeCodeCamp

FreeCodeCamp is a popular YouTube channel that posts free videos about coding. Today, Jesse Weigel did a live coding session diving into using GraphQL with WordPress and after comparing a few options, he settled on using WPGraphQL. Watching the video was eye opening. It was great to see that folks are interested in using GraphQL with WordPress, […]

Tracing for WPGraphQL

In 2015, Huey Petersen wrote an article about instrumenting a GraphQL schema to track resolver times and provide insight into how the GraphQL server is performing. Since then Apollo Optics has taken the instrumentation to a new level, providing a SaaS solution for storing data about your GraphQL requests. The Apollo team has also been working […]

WPGraphQL at WordCamp for Publishers

I hosted a workshop on “Content Syndication with the WP REST API and WPGraphQL” at the first ever WordCamp for Publishers on Friday, August 18, 2017 at the Denver Post building in beautiful Denver, CO. Unfortunately, there was no video of the workshop, but the slides for the workshop are here: http://slides.com/jasonbahl-1/content-syndication In the workshop, we […]

Optimizing WPGraphQL for WordPress VIP

EDIT: This specific issue has been addressed by WordPress core in version WordPress 4.8, but it still shows how to filter to override resolvers in WPGraphQL. If you host your site with WordPress.com VIP, you can (and should) take advantage of the cached functions they provide to improve the performance of some WordPress core uncached functions. If […]

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 […]