Bubble is here!

 

Until not long ago when creating themes for WordPress I made the serious mistake of trying to create everything from scratch, and from scratch I mean from take care of using correct semantic tags to having a file structure as clean as possible avoiding structure duplication in files.

I also have to add that the structure of my functions.php files were very poor, which led me to lose the benefits of using a CMS like WordPress, for example the functions wp_enqueue_style and wp_enqueue_script to name a few. All this happened to me I think due to my little interest (or ignorance) about the projects or repositories with existing boilerplates in large communities like Github.

Recently I have had the opportunity to continue projects started by other people or to maintain other themes for WordPress, there I have known projects like _s or FoundationPress which already offer a good enough base or that are a good starting point to consider when creating themes for WordPress , so I decided to create Bubble,

Bubble is a personal project, a fork of _s, by default the structure of Bubble is integrated with Bootstrap, so you will notice that the menu for example has a walker to show the menu with the structure of WordPress. The layout is also structured with the Bootstrap classes.

Bubble on Github

 

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Webpack 4 Boilerplate configuration with Babel, Bootstrap 4, Sass and Webpack Server

Yes, I know, there are a lot of repos with Webpack configuration to start with our projects, but beyond of that, this a boilerplate made from scratch following mainly this great post of Margarita Obraztsova where she explains how to configure Webpack 4 and that helps to have a major understanding of how packages and Webpack works.

The idea of create this repo is to learn how the configure all this technologies to develop further projects using the latest technologies and have a better understanding of how works all together, and not just make copy/pate of Stack Overflow.

I hope that this help somebody like the Margarita’s post did with me 🙂

Repository available in:

Webpack Boilerplate

Customize styles of Contact Form 7

In my last project I had the need of customize the messages success and fail of Contact Form 7 and after using this usel post of Isabel Castillo (Style The Response Messages For Contact Form 7) I could make it it.

Now, I want to share some changes that I made to the Isabel’s solution like a class for the email send error and another one for the inputs hints.

/**
 * @author: Wilhelm
 * WP iconset https://developer.wordpress.org/resource/dashicons/#analytics
 */

/* Input hint */
.wpcf7-form .wpcf7-not-valid-tip {
  padding-left: 2rem;
}

/* Error */
.wpcf7-form .wpcf7-response-output.wpcf7-validation-errors,
.wpcf7-form .wpcf7-response-output.wpcf7-mail-sent-ng {
    color: #d8000c;
    background-color: #ffbaba;
    border: 0;
    padding: 10px;
}

/* Success */
.wpcf7-form .wpcf7-response-output.wpcf7-mail-sent-ok {
    color: #4F8A10;
    background-color: #dff2bf;
    border: 0;
    padding: 10px;
}

/* icons properties */
div.wpcf7-mail-sent-ok:before,
div.wpcf7-validation-errors:before {
    font: 26px/30px dashicons;
    margin-right: 16px;
    vertical-align: middle;
}

/* WP Dashicon check icon for success */
div.wpcf7-mail-sent-ok:before {
    content: '\f147';
}

/* WP Dashicon no icon for errors */
div.wpcf7-validation-errors:before {
    content: '\f158';
}

To load the Dashicons of WordPress icons in our theme I don’t use the Isabel’s solution of load the icons using the function wp_enqueue_style( ‘dashicons’ ), instead I load the Dashicons like I explained in my previous post How to use dashicons in your wordpress theme

functions.php

//Enqueue the Dashicons script
add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'load_dashicons_front_end' );
function load_dashicons_front_end() {
wp_enqueue_style( 'dashicons' );
}