Moving to Sitemap Indexes
by BigCommerceOver the course of October, storefronts will be moving to return a Sitemap Index by default when navigating to/xmlsitemap.php, the default sitemap route for storefronts. There will be separate sitemaps for different types of pages such as
GraphQL Storefront API can now be used to power Stencil theme context
by BigCommerceIt is now possible to augment the data available in the theme context through the use of GraphQL queries described directly in the Front Matter of template files. Using this capability, you can fetch data a little bit more flexibly to build
Required Stencil-CLI version set to 3.5.0
by BigCommerceA bug affecting users of stencil-CLI has been fixed as of CLI version 3.5.0. As this bug was resulting in CLI requests incorrectly redirecting which resulted in a degradation of the local development experience, we have bumped the required
Published Widgets now appear during local development with Stencil-CLI
by BigCommerceAs of stencil-cli version 3.4.0, any published Widgets on the storefront will appear while rendering the storefront locally with the CLI. This will allow you to have a more realistic preview of what theme changes will look like in
Theme Updates for July 1, 2021
by BigCommerceTheme Added ability to embed a GraphQL query in the front matter of a Stencil theme. See GraphQL attributes for examples and a complete list of available variables. Localization- Added ability to localize the control panel, system messages,
API Announcement for April 1, 2021
by BigCommerceAPI Added business-to-business functionality to the BigCommerce platform with the B2B Edition of BigCommerce Developer Blog My Experience at DeveloperWeek 2021 Introducing BigCommerce Transactional Email Templates MACHathon 2021: Building
Stencil Update for January 28, 2021
by BigCommerceStencil Stencil CLI version 3.1 has split the .stencil file into secrets.stencil.json and config.stencil.json files. This change is backward compatible. .stencil will continue to exist on old themes and CLI versions. Developer Blog...
The qty_in_cart property is removed from the Stencil Common Product Card object
by BigCommerceAs part of an effort to improve the performance of BigCommerce storefronts, the qtyincart property is no longer supported on the Stencil Common Product Card Model. This property will return 0 from now on, and its use is discouraged. The...
Inventory levels are no longer returned in Stencil context based on settings
by BigCommerceInventory Levels will no longer be returned in the Stencil context data if your store's Inventory settings are set to "Don't show Stock Levels". Previously, this setting would only hide the stock levels on individual product pages...