Frontity is great at fetching data from WordPress based on the current URL in ‘state.router.link’. This requires virtually no intervention on the part of the developer and just works – it’s one of the great strengths of Frontity.
However, if the developer wants to display data in their site that isn’t linked to the current URL then a bit more work is required on their part. Why might this be done? Well, one possible example might be a ‘magazine’ style site where the homepage would feature a number of category headings with posts from that category listed underneath.
In an unplanned section we embark on some live coding to then re-order the categories on the homepage, and luckily we manage to do it – phew! 😅
Time poor? Jump straight to the part of the video that interests you:
00:54 Introducing the topic
03:16 The demo project
04:26 Outlining the problem
07:42 Outlining the solution
09:48 Using beforeSSR
16:16 Processing the data
26:39 Summary of the three steps
28:32 Ordering the categories
40:22 Wrap-up and summary
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