It took us two intensive months to move the Capybara Theme from “Developer’s preview” status to “Release Candidate”. We’re very happy to announce that we’ve just achieved this important milestone!

In the last weeks, our effort has been focused mostly on Capybara’s performance, keeping pace with Storefront UI and stabilization fixes. The theme has been integrated with the current development branch of Vue Storefront 1.12.

Check the demo:


The Theme is ready for production usage. Please use it for all the new projects starting from Vue Storefront 1.11 (which is the minimum required version)

Capybara is becoming a part of Vue Storefront 1.12

The new theme is a huge leap in both developer experience and performance. Therefore, the Core team has decided to integrate Capybara directly into the VSF 1.12. The default theme will be moved to a separate repo `vsf-default` and, together with `vsf-capybara`, it will be the second viable option when creating a new website using Vue Storefront 1.

With VSF 1.12, we’ll strongly recommend that you use the CLI (command-line interface) for creating the new websites. The CLI tool itself has just been extended to support Capybara.

The CLI tooling has been extended to let the developers easily start a new project picking the right theme

New features from DPR

We’ve finished the scope for the Capybara theme, implementing all the Storefront UI backed pages. An important note here is that by implementing the new features we’ve removed some of the old ones. For example, there is no longer a Wishlist or Compare feature in the theme (the business logic is still in the Vuex and modules, so no problem from that perspective). The reason for that was to optimize the bundle size by removing the burden of the features that are not frequently used.

Among the other things the features added in this release:

We’re happy to hear your feedback on how you use Capybara and how it is to customize. We’re also here to answer all your questions!