Let’s say you’re a WordPress developer feeling left behind by everyone else moving to modern javascript frameworks and tools. The LEAN Ecosystem just might be what you’re looking for. Utilizing WordPress as its backend and AngularJS for its frontend, LEAN lets you use WordPress as a “headless CMS”. That means you get to keep WordPress’s backend for managing your content while you build the frontend of your site using the latest in web technologies.

Refer to the following flowchart to see how the various components of LEAN work together. On the left, we have a WordPress install with some special plugins to enable various WordPress REST API endpoints. On the right, you see the Angular-powered frontend:


For a more general introduction to using WordPress as a headless CMS, check out this episode of the Post Status podcast.