I am new to Tridion cms and exploring it. I wanted to know is DXA necessary from building the front-end or we can use any other technology also like React etc and Still using Tridion for backend.

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    Welcome to Tridion StackExchange @Sneh Gour, what is the version of tridion sites?
    – Velmurugan
    Jun 2, 2022 at 14:58
  • DXA is an optional web application framework that you can use, but you don't have to. It can also be used as a reference, so you can check for tricks and code samples... but as mentioned, not mandatory. If you tell us the version of Tridion we can help further as there are new options for SPAs added in the latest versions.
    – Nuno Linhares
    Jun 3, 2022 at 9:18
  • @Velmurugan 9.6
    – Sneh Gour
    Jun 7, 2022 at 11:49
  • @NunoLinhares I am using version 9.6
    – Sneh Gour
    Jun 7, 2022 at 11:50

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Nice article by Andriy on RWS Community showing how you can consume GraphQL responses in a simple ReactJS application.


  • Thank you Neil for your response that article helps thanks a lot ...
    – Sneh Gour
    Jun 9, 2022 at 9:49

As per Nuno's comment - DXA is an optional reference model. It has a lot of good stuff in there that you will want to consider/understand before you put fingers on keyboards (such as caching, token management etc.).

With 9.6, one big improvement in terms of interacting with the GraphQL end-point is that your content teams can still manage the content model (schemas) in the CM and these are then exposed dynamically through the public GraphQL API. Basically, when content is published the GraphQL Schemas are updated and the model is exposed directly - using the provided GraphQL IDE this means the fields are exposed directly to the developer making the link between the content fields and the developer needs explicit.

Of course, the biggest thing you need to consider is security and efficiency. You will still need some sort of 'back-end' to manage tokens, manage caching and presumably secure/hide your GraphQL end-point.

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