These two folks continue to create tons of valuable content on headless WordPress and they’re the ones I recommend learning from. If they disagree with any of my characterizations above, listen to them. They’re the experts. Understanding Static & Headless WordPress Here’s my take and how I would approach things: If I want speed, start by cleaning up my site and eliminating a bunch of stuff I don’t need. Eliminate plugins I don’t need and use a fast theme. That will speed things up. Then, compress my images. If that doesn’t make everything faster, and you’re paying less than $10/month on hosting, consider moving to a host that isn’t offering shared WP hosting. Check out Nexcess. Then, lastly, check out a caching plugin. Now, if all of that doesn’t make your site lightning fast, check out static. But if you are doing things that aren’t straightforward blogs / sites, you’ve done the above, and you’re still unhappy with performance and scale, then save up some money and hire a developer to help you go headless. Sign up for free content. People still do that. Thousands of folks (7000+) regularly get my posts in their inbox. For free. Sign me up! We won’t send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time. Powered by ConvertKit TwitterFacebookLinkedIn This post may contain affiliate links. If you click on them and make a purchase, I’ll get a commission, at no cost to you.