Query Dad Jokes with WPGraphQL

If you’ve ever wanted to use GraphQL to query dad jokes, look no further.

If you’re running a WordPress site, you can install the WPGraphQL plugin along with the WPGraphQL Dad Jokes plugin, and you can query for a random Dad Joke using GraphQL!

The plugin uses icanhazdadjoke.com to retrieve a random dad joke.

This also serves as a great example on how to extend WPGraphQL to customize the Schema for your needs.

The beauty of GraphQL is the data that resolves can come from anywhere. Even though it’s a WordPress plugin, the data that’s queried and resolved, doesn’t have to live in WordPress!

Enjoy!

Published by Jason Bahl

Jason is a Principal Software Engineer at WP Engine based in Denver, CO where he maintains WPGraphQL. When he's not writing code or evangelizing about GraphQL to the world, he enjoys escaping from escape rooms, playing soccer, board games and Fortnite.

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