After watching the webinar on how to use Gatsby to connect WordPress to Netlify to have the WordPress back end with the Netlify static site speed on the front end, I just about gave up because it seemed way too much work, and very fiddly.
How to Migrate WordPress Sites to Jamstack: Tutorial + Video Guide - https://www.netlify.com/blog/2020/03/23/migrate-your-wordpress-site-to-the-jamstack/
Now there is Frontity.
It seems to be a tailored solution for used a WordPress on the back end to generate some kind of JAMStack site.
Even I was able to set it up and get sites working, although I had to use a different platform because I couldn’t figure out how to get Netlify to do the build as needed. (It’s possible that Netlify would not deliver a Frontity website even if the build did go properly because there is no index file, just a server.js function file.)
As anyone who has experimented with Jekyll or Gatsby or WP2Static or SimplyStatic or Shifter etc. etc. etc. knows, even if you manage to get your WordPress site to appear in some form of JAMStack version, you then have to figure out how to set up site search.
Not with Frontity. If your theme supports the search function, you actually use the built-in WordPress search function. It’s truly amazing.
I’m hoping that Netlify will create an easy interface between Frontity and Netlify. I can see this as being a huge step forward for serving WordPress sites.