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

Material Components for the web…

Material Components for the web 2.0 has been released recently with new features and bugfixes. The WordPress Material Starter Theme has been tested with the latest version 2.2 and the code base got updated.

Feel free to use it for your next project!

#material-design, #theme

WordPress “Gutenberg” blocks boilerplate

The code base we are using to develop custom Gutenberg blocks has been made available to the public.

Blocks Boilerplate

If you are a WordPress Developer you can use this boilerplate as a basis for creating and integrating blocks in a theme.

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.

#gutenberg, #blocks, #theme

#boilerplate

Material Components for the web…

Material Components for the web (MDC Web) is the successor to the Material Design Lite (MDL) project and the Material Design Starter Theme has been rewritten to use the new Material Components.

Heads up. The Theme had to be rewritten completely. If you need to update an older MDL codebase, please follow this migration tutorial provided by Google: Migration from MDL

Changelog

  • Bower is now deprecated and the package management has been replaced by npm
  • Material Design Components instead of Material Design Lite
  • Minor WordPress Coding improvements
  • Tested with WordPress v4.9+

Download the Theme

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

Material Design Starter Theme for WordPress.

#material-design, #npm, #sass

Bootstrap 4.2 and Bootstrap 3.4 released

Bootstrap 4.2 has been released yesterday with new features and bugfixes. Our WordPress Bootstrap Starter Theme v2.0 is fully compatible with this minor update.

Furthermore an update for Bootstrap 3 has been shipped with important bugfixes.

Happy holidays!

#bootstrap

WordPress 5.0 “Bebo” released

WordPress 5.0 “Bebo” has been released with a new block-based Editor.

All our Starter Themes have been updated and tested with the new version.

If you would like to give it a try please make sure to backup your site and test it on a local environment first.

#gutenberg, #wordpress

Bootstrap 4.1 released

Bootstrap 4.1 has been released and our WordPress Bootstrap Starter Theme v2.0 is fully compatible with this minor update.

Go on and update your NPM dependencies to receive the new framework package.

Happy Coding!

#bootstrap

them.es Starter v2 ready

Bootstrap 4 has arrived and our Starter Theme has been updated with a new Code base.

Changelog

  • Bower is now deprecated and the package management has been replaced by npm
  • Bootstrap has been updated to the latest release v4.0.0
  • LESS has been removed because Bootstrap 4 only supports SASS
  • New /assets directory where all Frontend related assets (img, js, css) can be bundled
  • Minor WordPress Coding improvements
  • Tested with WordPress v4.9

Download the Theme

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

them.es Starter is a free Bootstrap Starter Theme for WordPress.

Heads up: If you still want to develop with the legacy Bootstrap 3 build just select the old version in the Generator!

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

#bootstrap, #npm, #sass

them.es Starter SPA v2 ready

A new version of the Polymer Web Components Starter Theme is available for download under them.es/starter-spa.

It has been built with the latest Polymer v2 release!

Any questions? Leave a comment ✍️

#material-design, #polymer