Gatsby Theme Jam Contest Inspires Two WordPress Starter Themes

Gatsby, the open source app and website framework based on React, celebrated the stable release of Gatsby themes by launching a Theme Jam contest. Participants were invited to create their own Gatsby Themes and submit them for an opportunity to win swag or the grand prize: an all-expenses-paid trip to the Gatsby Days event of their choosing. Submissions closed yesterday and winners will be announced on August 7, 2019.
Gatsby themes include a site or app’s configuration as an installable package, which can then be versioned and managed as a dependency and easily updated. They were designed to make Gatsby-based projects more extensible, allowing developers to reuse site configurations, plugins, styles, and components across multiple sites.
Looking through the contest’s showcase of submissions, I found two that were created for sites that are using WordPress. Both rely on the WPGraphQL plugin to source WordPress content.
Alexandra Spalato created a theme called Gatsby Theme WordPress Starter that allows developers to build a standard blog. It has styles for all the standard features, such as featured images, lists, categories, and pagination support.  » Read More