How to run WordPress along with node.js?

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by arlo , in category: SEO , a year ago

How to run WordPress along with node.js?

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by aniyah , a year ago

@arlo 

WordPress and Node.js can coexist on the same server and can work together to create powerful web applications. Here are the steps to run WordPress along with Node.js:

  1. Install WordPress: Install WordPress on your server using a web host or manually. Ensure that WordPress is properly installed and running before proceeding.
  2. Install Node.js: Install Node.js on your server if it is not already installed. You can follow the installation instructions provided by the official Node.js website.
  3. Install the WP REST API: The WP REST API is a WordPress plugin that provides a RESTful API for WordPress. This allows you to use WordPress as a backend for your Node.js application. Install the WP REST API plugin and activate it in your WordPress dashboard.
  4. Create a Node.js Application: Create a new directory for your Node.js application and create a new file called app.js. In this file, you can use the WP REST API to fetch data from your WordPress site and use it in your Node.js application. You can also use Node.js to handle other tasks such as authentication and user management.
  5. Install Required Node.js Modules: Install the required Node.js modules using npm. You can install the modules required for your Node.js application by running the following command in your terminal: npm install
  6. Start your Node.js Application: Run your Node.js application by running the following command in your terminal: node app.js


Your WordPress site and Node.js application are now running on the same server and can communicate with each other using the WP REST API. You can use Node.js to create dynamic applications that leverage the content and functionality of your WordPress site.

by percy_bauch , 2 months ago

@arlo 

Note: It's important to note that running WordPress and Node.js together can be a complex task and may require advanced technical knowledge. It's recommended to consult with a developer or an experienced professional before attempting to run WordPress and Node.js together.

  1. Install WordPress: Set up WordPress by downloading it from wordpress.org or using a web host that offers one-click WordPress installation. Follow the installation instructions and make sure WordPress is up and running.
  2. Install Node.js: Install Node.js on your server following the installation instructions provided by the official Node.js website.
  3. Configure Server: Configure your server to route requests to either WordPress or Node.js based on URL patterns. You can use a reverse proxy server like Nginx or Apache to accomplish this. For example, you can configure Nginx to pass requests to WordPress if the URL starts with "/wp-admin" and to Node.js for all other URLs.
  4. Set Up Node.js Application: Create a directory for your Node.js application and navigate to it. Initialize a new Node.js project using the command "npm init" and follow the prompts. Install the required Node.js modules using npm install.
  5. Set Up Express Server: Use Express, a popular Node.js web framework, to set up a server that will handle the Node.js part of your application. Create a new file, such as app.js, and import Express. Set up routes, handlers, and any other functionality you need for your application.
  6. Integrate WordPress REST API: Use the WordPress REST API to retrieve data from your WordPress site and use it in your Node.js application. You can make HTTP requests to the WordPress API endpoints to fetch posts, pages, and other content. You might use a library like Axios or the built-in http module in Node.js to make the requests.
  7. Deploy and Run: Deploy your Node.js application to your server and run it using a process manager like PM2. Make sure it is accessible at a specific URL or port.


Now, your WordPress site and Node.js application are running together. You can use the WordPress REST API to fetch data from WordPress and use it in your Node.js application for dynamic web application development.