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ob-frontend

ob-frontend is a headless WordPress starter theme built with Gatsby.

          

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Features

  • Post, page, and comment list functionality supported by Apollo client.
  • Modern UI powered by Bloomer React components for Bulma.
  • Feature-rich design capabilities supported by Sass.
  • Dynamic support for changing theme colors.
  • Support for featured posts on homepage.
  • Mailing list integration with Mailchimp.
  • Functionality for searching posts.
  • Support for threaded (nested) comments 2 levels deep.
  • Functionality for posting top-level (parent) comments.
  • Functionality for adding replies to nested (child) comments.
  • Mobile-first responsive design.
  • Pagination support.
  • React-icons.

    Core Dependencies

  • WordPress backend (tested with 5.5)
  • WPGraphQL (tested with 0.11).
  • Node.js (tested with 14.02).
  • Gatsby CLI (tested with 2.12.21)
  • GraphQL (tested with 15.0)
  • Apollo Client (tested with 2.6.10)

    Directory Structure

    📂 src  
    ├──📂 apollo # Apollo Client integration  
    ├──📂 comments # comment functionality for posts  
    ├──📂 components # layout and SEO components  
    ├──📂 images # local site images  
    ├──📂 mailchimp # mailing list integration  
    ├──📂 pages # all site pages  
    ├──📂 search # search and retrieve posts by query  
    ├──📂 styles # SCSS for styling  
    └──📂 templates # dynamically generate posts and pages  

    Performance Tests

    Quick Start

    1. Deploy a WordPress backend

    This starter theme relies on a WordPress backend from which to fetch data related to WordPress posts, pages, comments, etc. You can deploy the WordPress backend using the hosting provider of your choice. Before moving to step 2, you must complete the following things:

  • Your WordPress backend must be populated with one of each of the following: a post, a page, a comment, and a featured image.
  • A tag of featured must be added to any posts you want to appear on the Featured Posts section of the homepage.

    2. Configure a domain name

    Configure a domain name for your WordPress backend (with HTTPS). In this example, the WordPress backend is served from a subdomain (cms.example.com), and the WordPress frontend (ie. ob-frontend) is served from the root domain (example.com). Serving the WordPress backend from a subdomain is optional, however, you will need to change the SOURCE_URL environment variable to match the URL of your WordPress backend.

    3. Create a Gatsby site

    Use the Gatsby CLI to create a new site, specifying the ob-frontend starter.

    # Create a new Gatsby site using the ob-frontend starter  
    gatsby new blog https://github.com/onepagezen/ob-frontend  

    4. Create environment variable files

    This theme relies heavily on enivronment variables in order to get up and running quickly. After creating the site using the Gatsby CLI (step 3), run the following commands to configure the environment variables for your site:

    # Navigate into your new site's directory  
    cd ob-frontend  

Create .env files for both the development and production environments

touch .env.development .env.production

### 5.  Add development environment variables   
Add the following environment variables to your **.env.development** file, making sure to replace **example.com** with your own domain name, and **MAILCHIMP_ENDPOINT** with the [form action URL](https://secomapp.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360031503791-How-to-find-the-MailChimp-Form-Action-URL-) of your MailChimp mailing list:  
```sh
SITE_URL=https://localhost:8000
BASE_URL=cms.example.com
BASE_URL_PROTOCOL=https
SOURCE_URL=https://cms.example.com
REPLACEMENT_URL=localhost:8000
GATSBY_CLIENT_URL=https://cms.example.com/graphql
MAILCHIMP_ENDPOINT=https://example.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe/post?u=0893ac8473c98fa98eeef3fd5&id=f4cbbd81d6

6. Add production environment variables

Add the following environment variables to your .env.production file, making sure to replace example.com with your own domain name, and MAILCHIMP_ENDPOINT with the endpoint of your Mailchimp mailing list:

SITE_URL=https://example.com
BASE_URL=cms.example.com
BASE_URL_PROTOCOL=https
SOURCE_URL=https://cms.example.com
REPLACEMENT_URL=example.com
GATSBY_CLIENT_URL=https://cms.example.com/graphql
MAILCHIMP_ENDPOINT=https://example.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe/post?u=0893ac8473c98fa98eeef3fd5&id=f4cbbd81d6

7. Deploy the application

We recommend deploying ob-frontend to Netlify, as it integrates well with Gatsby. To deploy to Netlify, follow the instructions in the Deploy to Netlify section of this README.

Deploy to Netlify

1. Deploy the site

Use the Deploy with Netlify button to quickly deploy a website based on this starter:
Deploy to Netlify

2. Configure environment variables

When deploying with Netlify, make sure to add the production environment variables to your Netlify build environment. One option is to add them in your site dashboard under Settings > Build & deploy > Environment > Environment variables.
netlify-environment-variables

Credits

Copyright (c) 2016-2020 One Page Zen Systems, LLC

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the “Software”), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.