BigCommerce’s Stencil Theme Engine is Here!
The new templating engine – called Stencil – from BigCommerce has arrived. The long-awaited update opens up all sorts of opportunities for flexible, highly customized store templates.
Benefits of Stencil Theme Customization
- Increased template power
- Flexibility to better engage customers
- Improved page speed for customization
BigCommerce Stencil Theme Features
- Greater flexibility & opportunities for customization
- Backend, server-side processing of template for improved speed
- Logic based, conditional page elements (i.e., if customer group is X, then Y)
- Test theme changes across various devices on a local computer prior to launch
Stencil Template Technologies
The BigCommerce Stencil theme engine is built on the following technologies:
- Handlebars.js template processor – allows for dynamic & conditional logic based template page creation
- YAML Front Matter Data Syntax – provides page data on an as needed basis for dynamic use & insertion into templates
- SASS CSS Preprocessor Scripting Language – makes it easier to manage your CSS
- Stencil Utilities – offers templating functions and event handlers that will bring powerful functionality into your theme
Stencil Theme Resources
BigCommerce Stencil Theme Engine Announcement
Customize a Stencil Theme
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