Suitability for SaaS

Hello Everyone,

As the purposes of Wordpress are mostly for business, I was wondering if anyone has considered using WP as the backend for a SaaS and Frontity as the front end app?

Here is what I am thinking of doing and would like some input on the feasibility of this. The Frontity docs say that its suitable for a network.

I am planning on using WP multisite and WP Ultimo together. Wp Ultimo will create a new site for every client and manage things like subscriptions. Each site will be the same for every client - just their data will be specific to them. When the theme is updated essentially the app is updated for every client site.

Can I make this work so that frontity is the front end for every client site? I noticed that some urls need to be hard coded. Is their a way of making it automatic that a client is redirected to their site for example my-app.com/site1?

I really appreciate your input and any challenges there might be with this.

Regards,
Jack

Hi @junkjackfountain

Welcome to the Frontity community. Your project sounds super interesting and we’re glad you’re thinking of trying out Frontity for it.

Frontity works with WP multisite, and a single Frontity installation can be used to serve the content from the different sites in a WP multisite installation, or even from completely separate sites from different domains. Furthermore with WP multisite you can use either subdomains or sub-directories. You can do this using the match property in frontity.settings.js to distinguish one site from another. See our docs here for more on this.

The main thing you will need to do is that when WP Ultimo spins up a new site it also triggers a script that adds the info for the new site to frontity.settings.js.

Hope this helps. We would love to feature your project in our showcases page so do please keep us informed regarding how your project is progressing.