Fresa can be added to an existing WordPress theme or plugin by using Composer to add the package:

composer require jplhomer/fresa

This will add Fresa to your project and install any necessary dependencies.


  • Composer
  • PHP 7.0+
  • WordPress 4.8+ Older versions of WordPress are untested, but they may work.

WordPress Integration

Adding Fresa to your WordPress project is a breeze. If you are developing a plugin, you can install it directly into the plugin folder using the Composer command above. The last step is to import Composer's generated autoload.php file:

// your-plugin-root-file.php
require __DIR__ . '/vendor/autoload.php';

If you are developing a theme, you can run the Composer command inside the theme folder and then do the same thing, only in functions.php:

// functions.php
require __DIR__ . '/vendor/autoload.php';

A Note About Dependencies

Typically when you are developing a project, it is not recommended to track your vendor folder in version control and instead to import dependencies at build time.

However, due to the nature of WordPress, you cannot ensure that dependencies in a nested directory are installed without writing a custom build script.

It may be easier to add the vendor folder to version control in this case.

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