Building Your WordPress – Angular Website
Generation of Components and the Apps’ Backbone Building:
To build the application, you'll need to create specific components through an Angular tool known as Angular CLI, using an included official starter kit.
Then, you'll create the first four components: Header, Footer, Category, and Single, in that order. The header is the title that goes at the "head" or top of the content. The footer, of course, goes at the "foot" or end of the content. The category and single components will be holding the category and single templates.
When you use the ng generate component command, it will create a folder that contains the HTML template and stylesheet for your component. In addition to these files, the command will add the component to the app module file and declare it in the declarations array. This allows the component to be used in your application.
There are two ways to integrate Angular into the headless WordPress.
- Installing WordPress directly into the Angular application.
- Installing WordPress outside the application, then integrating Angular via an API (Application Programming Interface).
Here we'll focus on the second method. After the headless WordPress website is installed outside the application, the next step is integrating the Angular application via API. To do this, you'll first need to install a REST API plugin to extract the JSON data.
Once that is done, you can install the Angular app. Here's a step-by-step on how to implement Angular to the front-end of your WordPress website:
- Access the app.module.ts and import the module HttpClientModule.
- After importing the necessary modules, declare the post variable and use it to retrieve data from the destination URL that was created on your static WordPress website.
- Once the post variable has been declared, you can use it to display posts on a loop using the ul>li tags. This allows you to create features like videos, images, blogs, and text posts.
By using headless eCommerce solutions at the core of your platform, you can fully integrate WordPress and Angular, and create a user-generated content platform.