Idea: Integrate HTMX library to navigate without refreshing the page and more….

Why do I consider it a good idea to integrate the HTML library?

1- Improved Performance: HTMX allows for partial page updates, which can significantly enhance the website’s performance.

2- Design Flexibility: BricksForge already offers a backend designer. Integration with HTMX could allow for smoother transitions and more interactive effects without reloading the entire page.

3- Dynamic Data Handling: BricksForge supports dynamic data tags. HTMX can work well with this by allowing real-time updates without the need for additional JavaScript.

4- Ease of Use: Both technologies aim to make web development more accessible. HTMX does so by simplifying DOM manipulation and AJAX calls, while BricksForge does it by extending the capabilities of the Bricks page builder.

5- Faster Development: The combination of BricksForge’s design functionalities with HTMX’s real-time update capabilities could result in a faster and more efficient development workflow.

Next, I show an example of how I do it:
1- I create a custom endpoint that will receive the slug of the Bricks template I want to display.
2- I get the shortcode of that template and return it.
3- Then HTMX does the rest of the magic with just two attributes that are added to the element that serves as the trigger.

Attributes
———-
hx-target=”#somecontainer”
hx-get=”http://mysite.com/wp-json/my-plugin/v1/load-template/[slug]”

PHP Code to make custom endpoint
——–
add_action(‘rest_api_init’, function () {
register_rest_route(‘my-plugin/v1’, ‘/load-template/(?P[a-zA-Z0-9-]+)’, array(
‘methods’ => ‘GET’,
‘callback’ => ‘my_custom_ajax_function’,
));
});

function my_custom_ajax_function(WP_REST_Request $request) {
// Get the template slug from the URL parameter
$template_slug = $request->get_param(‘slug’);

// Arguments to search for the template by slug
$args = array(
‘name’ => $template_slug,
‘post_type’ => ‘bricks_template’,
‘post_status’ => ‘publish’,
‘numberposts’ => 1
);

// Search for the template
$template_posts = get_posts($args);

// Check if the template was found
if ($template_posts) {
// Get the template ID
$template_id = $template_posts[0]->ID;

// Create the shortcode
$shortcode = ‘‘;

// Process the shortcode to get the HTML
$shortcode_html = do_shortcode($shortcode);

echo $shortcode_html;
exit;

} else {
return new WP_REST_Response(‘Template not found’, 404);
}
}

I really hope you take this into account!!!!

What do you think about this idea?