Looking for a simple, yet powerful billing solution?

Over the last couple of months we’ve been working hard on the latest addition to our product line – a complete billing suite which integrates seamlessly into WordPress – and we’re happy to announce that the free version has been shipped to the WordPress Plugin directory

🙌🏻 🙌🏻 🙌🏻

If you are working as a Freelancer or are responsible for Accounting and Billing in a small agency and are looking for an easy-to-use, future-proof PbD* solution to create Invoices, Quotes and basic Accounting records, go on and give Billy a try.

*Privacy by Design: Billy posts are privately published, by default.

The plugin will work with any modern WordPress theme that supports the Block editor.

  1. Install and Activate Billy on your WordPress website
  2. Test it
  3. Provide feedback and
  4. Submit a review ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Your valuable comments and suggestions are highly appreciated and will be examined by real people. Promised.

In the meantime we are getting the PRO add-on ready which will soon be is available now for purchase here: https://them.es/plugins/billy

Billy Pro has some really cool extra features and integrates CRM tools which may speed up your billing processes rapidly.

  • Contact management
  • Address book
  • Upcoming Birthdays widget
  • Enhanced Invoices, Quotes and Accounting
  • Stats & charts
  • GDPR compliant by implementing the WordPress Personal Data Exporter
  • …and much more

Since the “Pro” version will be available as an add-on, installing the free Plugin from the WordPress directory is required in any case – so nothing is ever lost by checking Billy “Free” out.

Stay tuned!

#billy, #plugin

I’m trying to change the…

I’m trying to change the bootstrap theme background. I used this in the main.scss
// Body
$body-bg: $gray-600;
$body-color: $gray-900;

I also tried adding css:
body {
background-color: #f9f1e0;
}
but it isn’t working

my other changes work just fine so npm is working fine.

Thanks

I can edit main.scss, watch…

I can edit main.scss, watch runs and it all works, except options.
I change color vars – $red: for example, i change breakpoints, $grid-breakpoints, but no any change i see in the theme.

I’ve been investigating your theme…

I’ve been investigating your theme and like the simplicity and that it already includes basics such as the Bootstrap menu walker that designers like myself don’t really want to build.

I’m coming from using FoundationPress for number of years which did not facilitate child themes.

Somewhere on your site I saw a note on regarding child themes and build tools. I’m not finding it now. I want to set a child theme and use sass. I’m not clear how to do this with them.es and I haven’t set a child theme in a sass environment. So, looking for some reference for this.

GitHub Gists

Find useful WordPress related code snippets in our new GitHub Gists repo:

https://gist.github.com/them-es

Goodbye Grunt…

Important notice: The Grunt config in our Starter Themes got replaced by gulp + webpack in the latest releases.

Gulp is quite similar to Grunt and allows to automate tasks like SASS > CSS compilation.

Webpack makes bundling of (Javascript) modules a breeze. The main advantage of bundling modules into a single file is that static assets get a smaller file size.

Including and bundling new Javascript modules is really easy and works out-of-the-box with the given configuration. A tutorial which explains how to include webpack modules to main.js can be found here: https://webpack.js.org/concepts/modules

Material Design Components v3 and v3.1 released

https://github.com/material-components/material-components-web

The Material Design Starter Theme has been updated to work with this release. Only a minor code change had to be made to the fixed mdc-top-app-bar.

#material-design

Bootstrap receives a Long Term Support Plan

Each major version of Bootstrap will receive at least six months of support after it is retired, followed by six months of critical bug fixes and security updates.

This official announcement from the Bootstrap team is important as website maintenance and update planning will be more projectable for developers.

https://blog.getbootstrap.com/2019/07/24/lts-plan

According to this blog post, Bootstrap v3 will not receive security updates anymore and that’s why the Bootstrap 3 download option has been marked as deprecated and will be removed shortly. Once Bootstrap v5 is published, this new version will become our default Starter Theme and Bootstrap v4 will become an optional download.

#bootstrap, #lts, #support

Goodbye jQuery…

We’ve removed jQuery as a frontend dependency for the Material Design and the Polymer Single Page Application Starter Themes.
Please note that jQuery is still needed on the WordPress dashboard and will be loaded there!

jQuery was very useful a while ago but browser support for modern web standards has improved a lot and most JS frameworks started to drop any external dependencies in favor of plain/vanilla JS.

Reducing the loading time of web applications and minimizing HTTP requests is one of the main goals of many developers. And since jQuery is an external library which needs to be downloaded first, avoiding it (if possible) makes a lot of sense.

Further reading:
http://youmightnotneedjquery.com
https://medium.com/@trombino.marco/you-might-not-need-jquery-a-2018-performance-case-study-aa6531d0b0c3
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript

#jquery, #js, #vanillajs

React WP-API boilerplate

Our latest boilerplate has been published on Github. This is a great starting point for developers who need to create a headless WordPress Single Page Application.

WP-API ReactJS Boilerplate

Please note that you need to have a deeper knowledge of WordPress, NPM, Javascript/ReactJS and Bootstrap in order to be able to use this boilerplate.

Go to the GitHub repository, download the boilerplate and follow the instructions.

The Source Code is licensed under GPLv2 and has been published on GitHub.

A simple setup tutorial can be found in the Readme of the repository.

#boilerplate, #headless-cms, #reactjs, #wp-api