Primitive One

WIP: check back later for a coherent version…

In the beginning…

In my previous incarnation as a freelancer there were three main frameworks that dominated the realm of Content Management.
WordPress, Joomla and Magento. These respectively regarded as Blogging, CMS and E-commerce frameworks.

However, somewhere, at some point WordPress fell into toxic goo and mutated into something so much more.

The latest promising offered to developers by it’s RESTful superpowers would be Headless, or decoupled, WordPress themes.

Are they better than the traditional PHP predecessor and what’s the pros and cons of this method?

Following some brief experiments with Gatsby and Next.js I discovered Frontity. Each of these like little stepping-stones, taking me closer to what I was looking for.

What’s the time implications, what’s the benefits and how does it compare to trusty WordPress theme frameworks like Understrap?

Part 1: A Frontity Theme

Launched in 2019 the new Frontity framework is the best way to create optimised REST websites using WordPress.

Part 2: A WordPress Theme

As detailed in the WordPress Developers Theme Handbook there are only a few Required Theme Files.

All created with open source, free-to-all software. Built, tried and tested by everyone, everywhere.

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