<i> Toolbar for WordPress

This WordPress plugin we developed integrates the awesome Bootstrap Icons (MIT) library in the WordPress rich-text toolbar. Just the way it should be.

  • 1300+ pixel perfect webfont icons
  • Small filesize
  • Easy WYSIWYG integration: No Shortcodes!
  • Privacy by design: No CDN hosted files!
  • Autofilter

You can download it from the WordPress Plugin Directory:

Of course <i> Toolbar makes a great addition to our Bootstrap Starter Theme but since the Bootstrap library is not required and the plugin has no dependencies it will work with any other theme like our Material Starter Theme and our Full Site Editing Starter Theme.

Emoji Picker for WordPress

A working and maintained Emoji Picker Plugin has been brought back to WordPress. Easily add Emojis from any rich-text block like Paragraphs, Headings, Lists, etc. without leaving the Editor.

Emojis are pictograms used in instant messengers, forums and web pages to reflect emotions. They have become so popular that Oxford Dictionaries has named “😂” word of the year 2015.

Nowadays all browsers and operating systems support the Emoji characters. When picking your Emojis from the Emoji Toolbar they will be added in raw format so no images are loaded on the frontend.

them.es Full Site Editing Starter Theme released

Block based Themes are coming to WordPress sooner or later and we just published the first “beta” release of our Full Site Editing Starter Theme.

If you see yourself as an early adopter who likes to get his/her hands dirty feel free to generate a copy via the Theme Generator: https://them.es/starter-fse

them.es Full Site Editing

The source code is licensed under GPLv2 and has been published on GitHub.

Full Site Editing is a collection of features that allow to fully customize a WordPress site via a new site editor. Overall the Full Site Editing experience using block based Themes looks promising and already works pretty well but you need to be aware that not all features are final and that bugs will appear during development.

Now a 100% (!) PageSpeed score is achievable with WordPress. Even on Mobile: https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fthem.es%2Fstarter-fse%2F

At the current state this Starter Theme is not recommended for production sites. Please use it at your own risk and provide technical feedback to the Gutenberg team if possible!

One more thing: Block based features are still in development and have not yet been fully integrated in WordPress core. In order to enable the Site editor you need to install the Gutenberg Plugin on your site.

#beta, #full-site-editing, #gutenberg, #npm, #sass, #webpack

them.es main repositories on Github have been renamed

Last year Github changed the name for newly created repositories: https://github.blog/changelog/2020-10-01-the-default-branch-for-newly-created-repositories-is-now-main

To align with this change we’ve decided to rename all our existing Github repositories.

If you run a local master branch of any of our repositories you need to update your local branch to main:

  1. $ git branch -m master main
  2. $ git fetch origin
  3. $ git branch -u origin/main main

them.es Starter v3 released

The Bootstrap Starter Theme has been updated to make use of Bootstrap 5 which has been released last week.

Changelog

  • Bootstrap has been updated to the latest release v5.0.0
  • jQuery is optional
  • Support for older browsers has been dropped
  • WordPress Coding Standard improvements
  • Tested with WordPress v5.7

Download the Theme

Feel free to test out the new Starter Theme by downloading it using the Theme Generator:

Heads up: If you still want to develop with the legacy Bootstrap 4 build just select the old version in the Generator!

All sources can also be found on GitHub: https://github.com/them-es/themes-starter

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.

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’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