Headless WordPress experience for tourists

We helped the Föreningen Smalspåret narrow gauge railway with creating a modern visitors guide, to be used instead of their staff guiding visitors, as an effect from the pandemic. The project was decided to be built with WordPress, as their platform of choice.

They also wanted to create a faster and more mobile friendly experience that touched against the feeling of a native app, without the hassle of creating one. This made us go for a headless solution where we use the Gutenberg editor in the backend, and a decoupled React frontend that fetches data via the WordPress API.

This makes the site blazingly fast with features that give almost a native mobile experience. Small details like pre-fetching content as soon as the user hovers makes page speed out of this world to a level that honestly surprised us as well.