Getting started with the integration
Steps on Integrating Angular and WordPress
To begin, you must have Node JS and node package manager on your window system. You can install them easily through windows installers using download links of the latest software versions. After Angular has been established, now is the time to start navigation of the projects folder to create the first project. This is possible by typing the following command for the creation of a folder in the directory you currently reside:
ng new my-app
Enter the created folder and then type the command that will help you get the first skeleton app to run on localhost:4200 through default:
Generation of Components and the Apps’ Backbone Building:
We will start with the building of the application via creating specific components through a state-of-the-art Angular tool – Angular CLI with an included official starter kit. It begins with the creation of four components header, footer, category, and single, respectively. The header and footer are self-explanatory, whereas the category and single components will be holding the category and single templates.
The ng generate component will work on creating a folder that will contain the HTML template of the overall composition and a stylesheet. This component will also provide an additional thing for you in the form of inclusion in the app module file and declaring them in a declarations array.
For the integration of Angular into the headless WordPress, there are two ways. The first is by the installation of WordPress directly in the Angular application. The second one is installing WordPress outside of the application and then integration via an Application Programming Interface or API. We will be focusing on the second method here; the headless WordPress website is ready, so now the next business of order is integrating the Angular application via API. For this integration to proceed, you will have to have a REST API plugin installed to extract the JSON data.
Before getting on with the displaying of the posts via the content of a WordPress website, there is a need for the installation of an Angular App. Let us look at how you can implement this to the front-end of your website.
- Step 1: There is a need to access the app.module.ts and importing the module known as HttpClientModule
- Step 2: Once the modules have been imported, you require the post variable's declaration and retrieving the data from the destination URL that was created in the static WordPress website.
- Step 3: Now that the post variable's declaration is made, you have the option of displaying the post on a loop with the ul>li tags. With this, you can now create features such as post videos, images, blogs, and even texts. It has the tenacity of becoming an utterly user-generated content platform having a Headless CMS at its core, fully integrating the WordPress Angular into each other.