Continued improvements to the ever-changing Gutenberg plugin editor experience. As Gutenberg inches towards a final merge proposal in to WordPress core, theme integration/extendability is finally beginning to stabilize. The latest changes to BigBox ensure performant admin editor styles and continued tweaks to conform to the recommended theme support.
BigBox 1.7.0 includes a few great enhancements to further push the performance of the theme.
Lately I have been following the WP Rig project which aims to create a modern build process and and implement progressive enhancements for many web standards. From the theme I found the lazy loading of images an interesting concept to implement and borrowed some code (🎉 GPL!) to implement in BigBox. You can see the images lazy loading in the BigBox demo →
BigBox is optimized for thousands of products its flexible and customizable nature means it’s very easy to tailor to theme to your needs.
To show this we have put together a more stylized “Lifestyle” shop demo.
This demo does not use any extra plugins, simply a bit of custom CSS code (shared below) to completely transform the look of BigBox. The custom homepage was created in Gutenberg and WooCommerce’s [products] shortcode block to bring attention to featured products on the homepage.
There have been a few silent releases since the initial 1.0.0 release of BigBox. All feedback from the initial release has been very helpful and further testing has helped improve BigBox already! Some of the highlights from the past few releases include: