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Monthly Roundup – September 2020

📨 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 monthly roundup email here.


We’re back this month with another roundup of awesome updates. Let’s dive into them.

Releases

We recently added support for the WordPress preview functionality in the Frontity Embedded Mode (Proof of Concept) plugin.

  • This is a huge win for the content editing experience since it allows you to preview your post or page before publishing, just as you can when you use WordPress, but instead showing the content from your Frontity app.
  • More information can be found in this Feature Discussion. Let us know how it goes when you try it out!
  • For those who are not familiar with the Embedded mode plugin, these are some of the benefits that it introduces. We’re quite excited about it.

Besides this, last month we shipped a new release that adds support for WordPress’ native comments and Yoast’s REST API fields, among many other improvements:

  • The @frontity/wp-comments package (currently in beta) allows you to fetch comments and submit new ones to a post really easily.
  • If you’re using Yoast SEO 14.0 (or a newer version of the plugin), you can install the new @frontity/yoast package to fetch and populate your Frontity app with the Yoast REST API fields.
  • Please read the full release notes to learn more and watch some demos on how these features work. 📝

And speaking about Feature Discussions, we created this graph about their phases and workflow so that you can have more visibility and know what to expect when looking for a specific feature.

Docs updates

We published a new page for the Analytics Packages which contains instructions on how to install and configure each package.

The READMEs of each package have also been updated:

Community projects

Last month Aravind Ajith (from Awsm Innovations) introduced a new Frontity starter theme with support for Gutenberg blocks: AWSM F1. A big shout-out to the Awsm team for another great contribution!

Taylor White made some changes to the Frontity Chakra theme and rebuilt his blog to improve its performance and spend more time developing in React: taylorchasewhite.com.

  • Read more about his experience in this post.
  • Oh, and Taylor also published his theme in npm so it’s available to the community. Thank you!

firdaws.tech is another beautiful website made with Frontity by the web developer Jalal-Eddine El Habbazi.

New content

A new episode of Frontity Talks is out: Showing posts by category.

  • In this video, JuanMa and Michael demonstrate how to fetch posts and then order them by category, displaying the resulting content on the homepage.

For some time now our DevRel team also has been publishing quick tips about Frontity on Twitter. We have collected them into this list: 💡 Frontity Tips & Tricks.

Fellyph Cintra is writing a great series of posts about Frontity. If you speak Portuguese, check them out:

Here are some other useful posts from the community that you will enjoy reading:

Events

Many great talks about Frontity took place last month. In case you might have missed them here are links to some of the recordings so that you can catch up:

Francesco Riggio also introduced Frontity to the Piacenza WordPress Meetup group and he shared the slides in English with the community. 👌

More events are coming very soon. Stay tuned to our social channels!

Other stuff

Introducing Twenty Twenty-One, the next WordPress default theme.

The vanilla JavaScript basics to know before learning React by Jane Tracy.

The debate about WordPress and JamStack continued yesterday with an intense chat between Matt Mullenweg (founder of WordPress) and Matt Biilmann (CEO of Netlify) at JamStack Conf.

After watching it, our co-founder Luis Herranz shared some thoughts on Twitter:

🤔 Do you also think that the term JamStack (JS + APIs + Markup) is used mostly to refer to static site generators? We’d love to hear your thoughts.


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

See you next month! 👋