WordPress theming hasn’t changed very much over the past few years. It’s certainly become more refined, and projects such as Underscores (_s) have helped promote best practices and robust standards. That said, we can still go as far back as Kubrick and find plenty of common ground with the most recent WordPress themes.
- Storing and pre-fetching content using the browser’s Web Storage API to allow server-less, seamless transitions — using the browser’s History API — between posts and pages.
- Animations within themes, for more natural and intuitive interactions.
- The ability to create entirely offline experiences using all new Service Workers.
In this five-part tutorial, we’ll expose you to the brave new world that WordPress theme development might inhabit in the coming years. While the best practices for building a theme in this way are still to be established, we’ll do our very best to guide you into the secret garden of the future.
Stay tuned for:
- Introducing REST APIs
- Bringing React into our theme
Oh my goodness, you are in my head! I have been wanting to experiment with a React based WP theme for a while and have been obsessing over the obvious obsticles including child theme ready, widget areas, what you mention, etc…
I am so excited about this series!!! Thank you 😉
It’s awesome. Thanks Admin, for planning such great tutorials.
We are excited about them.
This is fantastic, thank you so much for sharing this knowledge!
This is going to be amazing. I’m looking forward to seeing how to integrate react with wordpress.
Looking forward to this as well! Super excited!
i want to learn this, recently i encountered with this and its attracted me a lot. thanks i waiting for series
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So maybe you plan on touching on this, but I’d like your take on why this approach is better than standard themes using PHP. Obviously if one knows JS/CSS/HTML but not PHP you can use your current skills and not have to ramp up on PHP, but are there other advantages?
Hi Rick, yes. In this introductory article above I talk about the benefits that become available such as pre-fetching content, smooth animations and transitions between content and new technologies like Service Workers which allow you to create offline experiences.
A very interesting approach, I´ll be surely reading the whole tutorial. Thanks to the whole team for publishing so much good information about WP theme development.
I hope this series picks back up again soon! I’m looking forward to the last two sections.
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