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Redirect Front-end to Login | Headless WP

Description

Using WordPress entirely as a CMS (a Headless WordPress) is a plausible option for people building web apps using technologies such as React JS or Angular JS to entirely build their front-end.

Doing this, the front-end (e.g. built with React) becomes decoupled from the back-end (e.g. WordPress). Since WordPress is being used strictly to manage and serve the content via REST API, the WP front-end becomes unusable and unnecessary – hence the term “headless WordPress”.

This plugin essentially removes the front-end of WordPress.

Note that the REST API, and other non-front-end stuff should work as normal.

Features

  • No settings page
  • Allows backend access
  • Allows REST API endpoints
  • Redirects (403 Forbidden) all front-end pages to the login page

Installation

  1. Head over to Plugins > Add New in the admin
  2. Search for “Headless WP”
  3. Install & activate the plugin
  4. Now your entire front-end (aside from the login page) will become inaccessible.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Head over to Plugins > Add New in the admin
  2. Search for “Headless WP”
  3. Install & activate the plugin
  4. Now your entire front-end (aside from the login page) will become inaccessible.
How do I use WordPress with React?

J.C. Hiatt has an awesome post about it in Medium: Headless WordPress with React

What is React JS?

I learned React from an article by Per Harald Borgen in Medium called Learn React.JS in 8 Minutes

Contributors & Developers

“Redirect Front-end to Login | Headless WP” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

v1.0

  • Initial release