Shifter Headless provides the SaaS of WordPress as Headless CMS, and suit for JAMStack or SPA (Single Page Application).
The platform, WordPress core and plugins are automatically updated. WordPress is always running, you can stop it at anytime.


  • Platform will be automatically updated.

  • WordPress core, plugins will be automatically updated.

  • Database migration will be done by automatically.

  • Fixed hostname.

  • Theme: headless-theme which is fixed and cannot be changed.

  • Plugins: plugin set for Headless are installed by default.

  • Media CDN is ready.

  • WAF is ready.


Setting up 

1. Navigate to Shifter dashboard.

2. Click "Headless"

3. Click [Shifter Headless] under [Create a new site] button

4. Input "Site Name"

5. Choose a plan then click [Create site]

Also, we have a seven-days free trial.

6. Complete your order

7. Shifter starts to create and boot up your site.

8. Click "Go to your new site"

9. Copy the initial credentials for WordPress

10. Click WordPress admin URL

That's all.


How to stop WordPress

1. Navigate to the Settings on Headless

2. Click [Stop] button

3. WordPress is stopped


Importing data

You can import WordPress post/page data with WordPress Importer plugin.


Shifter Headless provides necessary plugin set by default. 

Fetch and display contents

Build REST API compatible theme, or get it from GitHub: wp rest api theme.

In this document, we use WordPress REST API Sample App for sample.

1. Clone  WordPress REST API Sample App repository to local

$ git clone https://github.com/smartcatdev/WordPress-REST-API-Sample-App  

2. Open WordPress-REST-API-Sample-App/app/main.js with editor

3. Modify RESTURL to yours

Default value is https://wptavern.com/wp-json/ 

Change to https://YOUR-SHIFTER-HEADLESS-URL/wp-json/
Then save it.

4. Access to created file

Open index.html with web browser and make sure contents are showing up.

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