Getting development resources for GraphQL
Find GraphQL resources for developing Kentico Cloud powered apps.
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GraphQL is a query language designed to decouple the data an app needs from the queries required to fetch it. You can think of GraphQL as a middleman between your application and Kentico Cloud. It lets you query content from your project without worrying about the specifics of the REST API that's used behind the scenes.
Boilerplate for Express apps
To enable execution of GraphQL queries, the boilerplate uses an Apollo server as a converter from the Kentico Cloud Delivery API to GraphQL. If you don't want to use Express.js in your app, you can also integrate with other HTTP servers, such as Connect, Restify, and Hapi.
- A blog post on How to make your website clean and maintainable with GraphQL.
- A blog post on How to use GraphQL with Apollo on your website.
- Learn more about the Apollo Server that's used as a GraphQL platform.
- For more information about GraphQL, visit the GraphQL website.
If you're building a site using a static site generator such as Gatsby, you can also use GraphQL queries to fetch content. We provide a source plugin for Gatsby (available as
gatsby-source-kentico-cloud npm package) that creates GraphQL nodes for the content in your Kentico Cloud project.
|Starter site||The Gatsby starter site using Kentico Cloud is a simple site demonstrating the use of the Gatsby source plugin for Kentico Cloud. It pulls content from Kentico Cloud to display a personal site with links to blog posts and projects.|
|Kentico Advantage||A full website dedicated to best practices for developing websites with Kentico EMS. The content for the site is pulled from Kentico Cloud.|
|Kentico Developer Community||A single page dedicated to the Kentico Developer Community. The content for the site is pulled from Kentico Cloud.|
Learn more about any of the supported features by clicking View docs to open the relevant source plugin documentation.
|Retrieve content items||View docs|
|Secure access||View docs|
|Preview unpublished content items||View docs|
|Filter content items|
|Retrieve linked items and items in Rich text||View docs|
|Retrieve content as strongly-typed models||View docs|
|Render components and items in Rich text||View docs|
|Resolve links to content items in Rich text||View docs|
|Retrieve taxonomy groups|
|Retrieve latest content (skip CDN)|
|Code generators||View docs|
- A guide to sourcing from Kentico Cloud in the Gatsby docs.
- A blog post on using Kentico Cloud and Gatsby to go beyond static websites.