The fastest
WordPress sites

Build and deploy WordPress sites using a modern Jamstack approach, on Netlify’s all-in-one platform for web development

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Faster Page Loads
10× Higher Productivity
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Faster sites and fewer outages by moving Smashing’s WordPress sites to Netlify

Before moving to Netlify, Smashing’s site was slowing down under the weight of over 20K comments and thousands of articles

  • Over 10x faster page loads
  • Fewer network outages
  • Easy way to authenticate users to a subscription plan
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More speed. Less spend.

Netlify brings a modern web architecture without losing the WordPress experience

A win for users

Fast, global edge performance

Sites load in a fraction of the time because they’re pre-rendered and served directly from Netlify’s High-Performance Edge network.

A win for developers

Adopt modern workflows & tools

Get setup faster and ship more often with Netlify’s modern developer workflows. Build compelling experiences in any templating engine or frontend framework.

A win for the CTO & CFO

Way lower cost and complexity

Absorb huge traffic bursts without ever burdening your origin infrastructure. Netlify prerenders and caches web pages across our global network.

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How it works

Familiar but faster

WordPress power meets Netlify performance

Keep WordPress as a best-in-class CMS for managing content, managing sites and component libraries, and enabling personalization.

  • The WordPress content editing experience you know
  • Up to 8x faster pages and instantaneous scaling — with less cost & complexity
  • Deliver secure web properties without the need for WordPress scaling
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A seamless integration

Run WordPress as a headless CMS with Netlify building your site and delivering it to end users.

  • Netlify listens for any changes from WordPress and new content is fetched using the WordPress APIs
  • Netlify prerenders your entire site using any tools and frameworks you configure
  • Once generated, your site is deployed across Netlify Edge in a single atomic update

Bring your own framework to modernize development

The WordPress APIs feed content to Netlify’s build & deploy automation allowing your team to create rich, immersive experiences in the modern development framework of your choosing

  • React
  • Gatsby
  • Nextjs
  • VueJS & Nuxt
  • Hugo
  • Many more…
Render WordPress pages with modern frontend tools
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Use build plugins from the community or create your own

Customize your projects with your own build tools or microservices

Netlify discovers and installs your project dependencies and allows you to write powerful plugins that hook into any stage of the build process.

Explore integrations or create your own
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Low predictable costs

Reduce the cost and complexity of your content delivery infrastructure

Streamlined developer workflow

Deliver new web properties faster with better developer workflows

Fast engaging sites

Higher search rankings, lower bounce rates, & higher conversion

Instant scaling when traffic surges

Effortlessly handle massive traffic with site content cached across the globe

Markus Seyfferth

The time to first load is so much faster than before… before we had to wait for the HTML file being served for 800ms and now it’s 80ms

Markus Seyfferth, Former CEO, Smashing Magazine
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