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Monthly Roundup – April 2021

  • Post Author
    By Reyes Martínez
  • Post Date
    Sat May 08 2021

📨 Frontity’s monthly roundup is designed to inform you about all the updates, community news and announcements surrounding Frontity Framework. Stay up to date with all things Frontity by subscribing to our newsletter here.

Welcome back to our monthly roundup! Here’s what’s been up with us and the community lately.


For the last month, we’ve been working on quite a lot of enhancements and bug fixes to improve the experience with Frontity and ensure it remains reliable. Here are a few highlights:

  • We made some improvements to the Frontity Embedded Mode plugin to make it more secure and easier to use.
  • We migrated @frontity/connect to react-easy-state.
  • Added an --analyze option to the dev and build commands to generate HTML files for bundle analysis.
  • Modified the frontity create command so that it generates a tsconfig.json file and adds dev dependencies to package.json.

See the full release notes for more information on what’s new.

Special thanks to @orballo, @VinuRaj, @johnfrancisli and @Koli14 for their contributions to this release! 🙌

New docs

We’re also happy to announce new documentation, featuring:

Community projects

James Yarbrough recently shared the website he has developed with Aamodt Group’s theme for a record label from Croatia:

Zakir Sajib built the Prairie Health Blog with Frontity, an interesting project to make mental healthcare more accessible:

Portfo is a new, creative Frontity Portfolio Theme created by JS Template. According to their authors, this theme is a great option for developers, designers and content writers who are looking to promote their services and showcase their work. Learn more about it here.

The creator of CoCart (Cart REST API for WooCommerce) Sébastien Dumont is currently testing CoCart v3 and welcomes feedback from the Frontity community to make it work better with the framework.

These are some other awesome websites made with Frontity that popped up in our radar lately:


Last month we spoke with Javier Serrano, CTO at Diariomotor, on how they migrated to Frontity and the benefits they’ve have gained from using the framework. So far, Frontity has allowed their team to:

  • Reduce web development and maintenance workloads
  • Have independent cache invalidation strategies, impacting positively both on performance and on the server load
  • Improve the Core Web Vitals metrics.

Hop on over to the Diariomotor Case Study to know more. 📚

In case you missed it, Cristian recently shared this CodeSandbox as an example of doing custom Server Side Rendering for Material-UI in your Frontity project.

The DevRel team made some improvements and updates to the Frontity Forum User’s Guide to help you understand how the forum is organized, and how to get the most out of it when asking for help. Check it out here.

CoderOne made a detailed video on how to create a WordPress website using React and Frontity.

Lax Mariappan also published a series of videos about Frontity which can be found in his Youtube channel.

Other stuff

As part of the WordPress Mega Meetup which took place last month, Anne McCarthy gave a comprehensive presentation on Full Site Editing and what is coming in WordPress 5.8.

CC Search to join Matt Mullenweg announced the acquisition of Creative Commons Search, which will soon be part of

Announcing Rome Tools, Inc, an open source first company for Rome Tools.

That’s all for now! As always, feel free to share your questions and projects in the community forum. We love hearing from you.