WordPress 4.7 & React — A perfect marriage?


On the 12th of April, 2017, during the Ticino’s FrontEnders monthly meeting hosted at DOS Group, Ryan introduced the audience to the experience we made in developing a complex and production-ready WordPress theme only in React (+ its must-have add-ons).

The WP Rest API made it to the core in WP 4.7, which finally lets us decouple our themes from PHP using whatever technology we want. In other words, we are now able to build a pure (almost), beautiful and feature-rich JavaScript theme and never have to look back to the legacy spaghetti-code that WordPress usually throws in.

The setup, the choices and certain minor hacks all contributed to obtain an amazing result. But with many pros, there where also several cons.
Find out more by having a look at the embedded slide deck.

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