Version 0.8 of the GraphQL API for WordPress is now available. This is a big release with potential for “breaking changes,” so be careful if you are updating. In 0.8, the codebase was refactored to enable extensions, further satisfy the GraphQL specification, complete the GraphQL schema, and support WordPress 5.8.
Prisma and other contributors created howtographql.com, a free and open-source tutorial for learning GraphQL “from zero to production.” I found it in a newsletter for women and non-binary coders from Veni Kunche that’s worth a look as well.
Renato Alves shared on Twitter that the BuddyPress team has added basic support for the Groups component to the BuddyPress GraphQL schema, which is available on GitHub. Now it has “all the goodies” you need “to get groups, or a group, delete/update/create, pagination, and permissions.”
We’re happy to hear that Jason Bahl is now going to be working on GraphQL for WordPress full time. The project is picking up steam, and I’m expecting significant updates soon. 🚂
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Here’s a plugin that introduces GraphQL to BuddyPress. Nice! 🔌
Leonardo Losoviz describes how to implement a GraphQL server with components in PHP. He starts by defining components, and then he describes “the architectural design of the GraphQL server in PHP GraphQL by PoP, which uses components as a data structure instead of graphs.”