We’re happy to announce that we recently published a new Showcase page in our docs so you can easily show to the community what your Frontity project looks like!
Why a showcase page?
We at Frontity are curious to see what you are building using the framework, and it’s the same for people in the community and those who just find out about Frontity. They want to see examples, what they can create with the framework, and hear about other’s developers experience and advice, specially when they are choosing a tech stack or considering different tools.
For this purpose, we have this category on our forum where the community can share their projects and feedback on Frontity. However, over these months, we realized that most people are unaware of this section. In an effort to help discover what the community is building, give more visibility to all the Frontity projects and make it easier to add yours, we have created this new Showcase page in our docs. In addition, you can see all the projects in a more visual way now.
We are still in the process of adding more sites, and the list will be displayed on our website soon.
Why share your Frontity site?
There are many reasons for you as a developer to share what you have built with Frontity. Let me list some of them:
- Your work matters and it can be a great motivation to encourage other developers. There can be users who are still baffled as to how using React for a WordPress site. Your work can help them understand how you’re using Frontity and what can be accomplished with it.
- You have the opportunity to showcase your talent. This opens doors to connect with other people. In addition, if you’re a freelancer, agencies or clients looking for developers to build a website with Frontity, can easily find you.
- It’s free publicity for you or your brand: sharing your project will allow you to get more visibility and recognition.
- Inspire and be inspired: the Showcase section is a great place not only to inspire others with your work but also to get inspiration for your future projects and get a feel of new designs, approaches, etc.
- It’s a way to get constructive feedback from other developers if you wish, which will allow you to enhance your personal and professional growth.
- It’s a contribution to open source.
Sometimes, you might think that your work is not good enough to be shared, that it has nothing of note to offer, or that it has a lot of room for improvement. That’s fine, there’s no pressure of course to share your work if you don’t want to. Just remember, there’s no such thing as a perfect project. You’re probably your harshest critic, so give yourself some credit! 🙂
How to add your site
There are different ways to add your Frontity site to the Showcase page. The first and the easiest one is to fill out this form with your site’s information:
- Title of your site (required)
- URL of your site (required)
- Source code (e.g. the GitHub repo of the project)
- Testimonial (a few lines about your experience with Frontity)
- Your email address (in case we need to contact you if there’s a problem with your form).
And that’s it! We will review your submission and feature your project in the Showcase page.
Alternatively, you can always share your site via our community forum or GitHub.
In order to add it to the forum, simply go to the Showcase category, open a new topic and write a post with a link to your site. Here are some ideas to include in your forum post. All the sites shared in this category are featured in the Showcase page.
If you prefer to use GitHub instead, go to the Showcase page and click the “Edit on GitHub” link (on the right sidebar). This will take you directly to the Showcases file in the repository.
showcases.md file and add your submission with the following format:
## Title of your Site * Site: https://yourfrontitysite.com * [Source code](https://github.com/user/github-repo) > This can be a brief description of your site and/or your feedback about Frontity.
If there’s no open source code, feel free to remove that text line. Once finished, click the “Propose file change” button and create a pull request. We will review your pull request and merge it with the final version if everything is fine. For a more detailed explanation on how to edit a documentation file on our
gitbook-docs repo, please check out this guide.
Many thanks to all the community members who have already shared their site! 🙌
Feel free to reach out if you have any questions. We’ll be happy to help!