We’re thrilled to release version 2.0 of Postlight’s WordPress + React Starter Kit, a major update that includes one-step startup, user authentication, and a greatly-improved developer experience.
Who This Is For
Get the WordPress + React Starter Kit for free here on GitHub:
When we released the kit back in the fall of 2017, it was a few installer scripts that worked really well on Mac OS X, and a REST API-powered sample frontend—and that drew thousands of stars, hundreds of forks, and over a dozen contributors on GitHub.
This release makes the kit more modern, portable, and developer-friendly than ever, introducing tools and standards like GraphQL, Docker, and JSON Web Tokens.
Here what’s new in version 2.0:
- All-new GraphQL-powered React frontend. In addition to the original REST-powered Next.js frontend, the starter kit now includes a GraphQL-powered sample app to try as well. (See it in the frontend-graphql folder.) That means you get to choose which API standard you work with for your purposes.
Here’s what user authentication looks like in action in the sample frontend:
Pull Requests Welcome
Give the starter kit a try, fork and clone the repository and experiment with it, file an issue with your feature request and questions, and send us a pull request with your suggestions—we’d love to hear what you think and how you’re using it.