WP Reactivate, a WordPress React Boilerplate

Introducing WP Reactivate, a WordPress React Boilerplate

WP Reactivate is now on version 1.0.0 and this post has been updated to reflect the changes.

Introducing, WP Reactivate.

At Pangolin, we’re rather enthusiastic about React. Pangolin was our first foray into the technology, and the more we’ve learned, the more confident we’ve become that React was the right call for us. However, getting started can be tough. We decided to create a boilerplate so that you can get React into your WordPress projects as painlessly as possible.

WP Reactivate is an open source WordPress plugin boilerplate that allows you to easily create React based applications to be rendered as a shortcode, widget, or settings page.

Check out the repository on GitHub!

What is in version 1.0.0?

We’ve changed a lot of code since the beginning, but we intend to limit breaking structural changes from now on. Here just a short list of what you can expect to find:

  • Namespaced and autoloaded classes
  • Three entry points for your React applications: Shortcodes, widgets, and admin pages.
  • Custom JS fetch abstraction to easily make requests to the WordPress REST API

Please see the README file on the repository for more details.


If you’re entirely new to the world of React, we have an exciting in-depth tutorial series:

Discussion (2 comments)

  1. I like your plugin!

    “If you’re entirely new to the world of React, we have an exciting in-depth tutorial series on creating a fully functional WordPress plugin using WP Reactivate coming up.”
    Uhh… where is it? 🙂

    • Thanks Mulli, and apologies for the delay! We got a bit side-tracked but are working on it right now – expect the first tutorial to be published next week. Thank you for your patience.

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