About us

Gato GraphQL is the creation of Leonardo Losoviz, a developer who started coding for WordPress in 2012, and using GraphQL since 2019.

Leonardo Losoviz, creator of Gato GraphQL
Leonardo Losoviz, creator of Gato GraphQL

History of Gato GraphQL permalink

Leo has been working on making WordPress the single source of truth for all our content, as expressed in his article “Create Once, Publish Everywhere” with WordPress, from 2019.

With the advent of GraphQL and the WordPress block editor (aka Gutenberg) around that same time, Leo understood that these could provide the foundation to achieve the sought-after goal:

  • Use the block editor to store structured data in WordPress
  • Use GraphQL to retrieve that data, for any client and application

And hence, work on what would end-up being Gato GraphQL commenced.

During this process, it was discovered that GraphQL is more powerful than commonly known, and that it could be used for more use cases than just retrieving data for a client.

With this realization, Leo designed Gato GraphQL as a tool to retrieve any piece of data in WordPress, transform the data in any desired way, and store the data again to the DB, or execute some operation with it.

This was a formidable proposition, and it took 5 years of development to come to completion: In January 2024, Gato GraphQL was released in the WordPress plugin directory.

Gato GraphQL's location permalink

Gato GraphQL is based in the beautiful city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Address: Trellises, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad, TTDI, 60000, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.