Foxhound Is the First REST API Powered Theme on WordPress.org

Foxhound made its debut on WordPress.org yesterday. The React-based theme is the first in the directory to use the REST API endpoints included in WordPress 4.7. Foxhound sports a tasteful blog design with single-page app functionality that loads posts instantly. Check out the live demo to see how fast the content loads. The theme was Read more about Foxhound Is the First REST API Powered Theme on WordPress.org[…]

Matt Mullenweg Announces Tech and Design Leads for New Focus-Based Development Cycle

photo credit: Angelina Litvin WordPress core development is kicking off in 2017 with the new focus-based development process that Matt Mullenweg announced during the 2016 State of the Word. The new approach to releases shifts WordPress from the familiar time-based release cycle to one that is more project-based. The idea is that design and user Read more about Matt Mullenweg Announces Tech and Design Leads for New Focus-Based Development Cycle[…]

WordPress 4.7 Introduces Twenty Seventeen Default Theme and WP REST API Content Endpoints

photo credit: Wikimedia Commons WordPress 4.7 “Vaughan” was released today, named in honor of American jazz vocalist Sarah “Sassy” Vaughan. This release makes significant improvements to the new theme setup experience, inspiring the tagline: “Your site, your way.” Twenty Seventeen is making its debut in 4.7 as the first default theme designed for business websites. Read more about WordPress 4.7 Introduces Twenty Seventeen Default Theme and WP REST API Content Endpoints[…]

WordPress.org Has Fewer Than 20 Plugins Using the WP REST API in Core

photo credit: when i was a bird – cc During yesterday’s pivotal WP REST API meeting, WordPress contributors discussed adoption of the API. A cursory search of the WordPress.org plugin directory shows that fewer than two dozen plugins are currently using the API scaffolding included in WordPress 4.4. For reference, here are the 20 plugins Read more about WordPress.org Has Fewer Than 20 Plugins Using the WP REST API in Core[…]

Anadama: An Example WordPress Recipe Theme Based on React

Since Matt Mullenweg gave the WordPress community a homework assignment to “Learn JavaScript, deeply,” links to tutorials and training courses have been flying around. Once you have grasped some of the basics, one of the best ways to learn is to start building a small project. If you’re looking to explore adding JavaScript to WordPress Read more about Anadama: An Example WordPress Recipe Theme Based on React[…]