Theming in the future

Kirk Wright recently spoke at a meetup about theming in the future. In it, he shares links to projects and information to support the talk, and through that I landed on Tango. He describes Tango like this:

I recently startedย building upย a starter theme called Tango, which attempts to bring everything we love and expect from Underscores, into a React-based and API-driven environment. Ultimately, Iโ€™d like it to become a sort of library of its own, that could be dropped into existing Underscores-based themes and handle as much (or as little) as a theme developer wants on the front-end.

Tango also relies on a little plugin called WP-API Theming, which fills some holes the current API lacks at this point when it comes to theme development. Anything theme-related specific to the API Iโ€™m just dealing with in there for now.

This is another fun resource that can go alongside Jack Lenox’s talk and guides on building themes with the WordPress REST API.