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Monthly Roundup – November 2020

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Here’s a recap of all the stuff we and the community have been working on lately.

Releases

Frontity’s latest release addresses many improvements. What follows below is a brief summary. More information can be found in the release notes. 📝

Client routing for internal content links: this feature allows Frontity to handle internal links automatically (without causing a new page load). When visitors click an internal link, the route change is done in the client.

In addition:

  • We added the state.source.url setting to source according to this Feature Discussion.
  • Created the MergePackages tool to merge the types of multiple Frontity packages.
  • Improved the performance of the serve command.

A huge thank you to @nicholasio, @cristianbote and @nandotess for their contributions to this release! 🙌

Community projects

Aleteia (aleteia.org) is an online Catholic publication distributed in 8 languages. It reaches over 13 million unique visitors and draws 40 million page views per month. They have migrated all their websites to Frontity to improve their web performance and deliver a better user experience. 👏

Diariomotor, one of the most popular motorsport publications in Spanish, also chose Frontity to power their website: diariomotor.com.

CNBC Africa (cnbcafrica.com) is Sub-Saharan Africa’s #1 business media brand and another great Frontity project developed by Swahi. Learn more.

Peter Aiello finished his new, beautiful personal site: peteraiello.dev. Read more about his experience and check out the source code in this post.

EpicWebs launched the Frontity version of their website noobforce.net with lots of functionality. More details can be found in this post.

Jeanette Pranin recently rebuilt trashisfortossers.com with Frontity – an interesting project that promotes a Zero Waste lifestyle.

Vahan Muradyan shared with us the website they developed for the Global IP Challenges Forum that took place in October: ip20.org.

Resources

Our DevRel team published a new episode of Frontity Talks: Debugging Frontity Sites. Learn about techniques, methods, and strategies for debugging your Frontity project.

In our latest blog post, Connecting Gutenberg and Frontity, our Product Manager Mario Santos explains how we used the WordPress block editor and Frontity to build our website (frontity.org). Learn how:

  • Gutenberg features like block patterns and template parts helped us reuse layout elements and create new pages easily.
  • We transformed blocks that required a more complex UI into React components thanks to html2react.
  • We managed to make everything editable from WordPress.

Gilbert Pellegrom, one of the lead developers on SpinupWP, covered how to set up and host a Frontity site using SpinupWP.

Francisco Gutiérrez wrote a quick tutorial on WP Shortcodes for Frontity that can help you understand how html2react processors work in an easy way.

Fran Gallardo created a new video tutorial (in Spanish) to explain how to display the latest posts in Frontity.

Events

Michal Czaplinski, from our Dev team, is going to be speaking about Frontity at the WordPress Orange County Meetup (online). Save the date!

The talks of the JavaScript for WordPress Conf are already available on Youtube:

Other stuff

Joost de Valk made this analysis of the CMS market share numbers provided by W3Techs. WordPress has grown 4.2% over the last year and already powers 39% of the web.

Open source: Better solutions and a more inclusive society. A great resource to learn more about open source and what you can do to help by Yoast.

A few days ago, we passed 1700 stars on GitHub! Thank you all for you support! Next step 2000! ✨

Looking for Frontity projects? Let others know that you’re open to new projects in the Jobs category of the forum.


That’s all for now folks. As always, feel free to reach out and share your projects with us. We love hearing from you.

We hope you all have a happy holiday season! Stay safe. 💙