Jamstack Developer / Technical Content Writer. After all is said and done, structure + order = fun.
Gatsby sites are optimized to be smaller, sleeker and faster. When built and deployed in Gatsby Cloud they also use fewer data center resources, thanks to Incremental Builds. This efficiency is not just good for developers — it's also good for the environment!
Paul Scanlon • April 15th, 2021# Gatsby Cloud, gatsby-eco, gatsby-hosting, Website Performance
A step by step guide to setting up your first Gatsby + WordPress website -- choose your own adventure style!
Paul Scanlon • April 8th, 2021# wordpress
Like many devs, Paul Scanlon avoided WordPress projects whenever possible — until he tried Gatsby’s new WordPress source plugin. His Future Shapes project demonstrates using WordPress as simply a data source to do bold new things with the web’s most popular CMS, thanks to Gatsby and WPGraphQL.
Paul Scanlon • April 1st, 2021# wordpress
When excited about a new project it's natural to dive in and start writing code. As developer Paul Scanlon learned during a previous career in advertising, however, applying a single preprocessing step before launching into execution can make your project go more quickly, more efficiently, and -- most important -- even more enjoyably.
Paul Scanlon • March 12th, 2021# gatsby-voices
BumHub: A silly idea, butt a firm working process. Hello, I’m Paul and for my Silly Site Challenge I created BumHub: “The cheekiest way to explore GitHub.” I developed this site in public and kept a dev diary of my progress throughout the challenge. For those of you who weren’t following along at home, here is a condensed rundown exposing my process behind building BumHub.
Paul Scanlon • January 28th, 2021# gatsby-file-system-route-api, gatsby-silly-site-challenge
Enabling the community to easily write and release plugins for use with Gatsby is an absolute hammer of an idea. It gives Gatsby enthusiasts like myself a way to easily get started with open source by providing a solid foundation for us to build on. Then, once you’ve got the plugin basics down you can really let your imagination run wild. This is the story of how I combined my interest in markdown / MDX with the Gatsby plugin ecosystem to contribute a brand new open source plugin, `gatsby-mdx-embed`. And now I'm looking for #hacktoberfest contributions to help the project reach its first major milestone, a stable v1.0.0 release.
Paul Scanlon • October 13th, 2020# hacktoberfest, markdown, plugins
If you're a Gatsby open source enthusiast you're probably aware of Gatsby Cloud. But W.T.Flip actually is Gatsby Cloud and why would you choose to make it part of your workflow? Here's one reason: spinning up multiple sites, super fast, from a single repository. Let's see how it's done.
Paul Scanlon • September 1st, 2020# Gatsby Cloud
Gatsby Recipes were introduced just last month, as a new tool to automate common site building tasks. A Gatsby Recipe is a kind of task runner that can be authored in MDX and then executed from the command line using the Gatsby CLI. Gatsby now ships with a dozen or so default Recipes, and our amazing community has been busy coming up with more useful contributions! React developer Paul Scanlon discussed his process behind making his first two Recipes, and then walks through how to write your own.
Paul Scanlon • May 21st, 2020# building-sites-faster, gatsby-recipes, markdown
Paul Scanlon took the #100DaysOfGatsby challenge quite literally: Each day for 100 days, he worked in and around the Gatsby ecosystem—writing a blog post each day to document his labors. Here is an overview of Paul's prodigious output!
Paul Scanlon • April 20th, 2020# 100-Days-of-Gatsby, plugins, react, themes