👋 Welcome! You've just taken your first step on the path to mastering Frontity.
Frontity is a React-based framework that enables you to easily build a frontend for a headless (or decoupled) WordPress site. Your WordPress site serves its data via the REST-API. Frontity framework is open source and free to use.
To get started with Frontity you will need:
By default Frontity provides an example WordPress site as the data source for every new project, so you can start working with this one.
You can also configure your own WordPress installation to be the data source. This can be hosted either locally on your development machine, or on a web-server. You can also use a site hosted on WordPress.com.
If you don't already have it you can get Node.js from the official site. This will also install
npxalong with Node.js.
You will use these to run Frontity commands during the set-up and development of your project.
For those coming from WordPress it might be worth noting that Frontity runs on Node.js, so it needs to be deployed in a different server than your WordPress. If you want to learn more about this, visit Frontity's GitHub repo or see the Architecture section arch these docs.
To test if you have Node.js installed open your terminal and run: