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Supernova 5.8

With the release of WordPress 5.9 a few weeks ago, our Supernova theme has been improved further to take advantage of the new APIs introduced in WordPress and the upcoming FSE features. Currently, Supernova does not use a theme.json file, as the API is not fully standardised yet, but a beta version will be released in the coming weeks.

The latest version – ⁣5.8⁣ – cleans up the codebase and removes several unused shortcodes. We are slowly migrating towards full integration with third-party form plugins, such as Gravity Forms, Jetpack forms and Contact Form 7.

Other improvements include a fully refactored codebase, in order to adhere to WordPress’ Coding Standards:

Coding standards help avoid common coding errors, improve the readability of code, and simplify modification. They ensure that files within the project appear as if they were created by a single person. Following the standards means anyone will be able to understand a section of code and modify it, if needed, without regard to when it was written or by whom.

WordPress Coding Standards Handbook

An updated Supernova changelog is now available, and a series of how-to’s and tutorials are being published right now.

Another upcoming project is a set of block patterns, available to all Supernova users. As WordPress gets more FSE-related releases, we are going to implement new features, new post templates, page templates and block patterns into Supernova.

Stay tuned for our monthly theme releases and watch this space for some cool upcoming features!

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