THEME CUSTOMISER

Introduction to the new and powerful live-preview options system for Wordpress

by Steffen Gammelgaard Brand Rocket

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Why?
How?
Wow!

THE WORDPRESS THEME CUSTOMIZER ALLOWS YOU TO CHANGE THE STYLE AND FUNCTIONALITY OF YOUR WORDPRESS THEME AND SEE THE CHANGES YOU MAKE IN REAL TIME WITHOUT SAVING THE WORDPRESS THEME.

- PAUL UNDERWOOD

Why?

Now the only theme options system approved by wordpress.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easier with one standard instead of hundreds of different options systems to master

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Live preview makes it a much easier to customise a theme and get the options right the first time

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from

version

A gazillion usages!

Why learn the Customiser system?

Because it has

THE BULDING BLOCKS

How?

customiser.php

All the settings

customiser.js

The live preview

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Get the option

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Panels and sections

$wp_customize->add_section( 'custom_section', array(
  'title' => __( 'Section', 'theme-name' ),
  'description' => __( 'Add multiple settings here...' ),
) );

Setting and

control

$wp_customize->add_setting( 'brandrocket_logo', array(
    'sanitize_callback' => 'esc_url_raw',
) );

$wp_customize->add_control( new WP_Customize_Image_Control( 
$wp_customize, 'brandrocket_logo', array(
    'label'    => __( 'Logo', 'theme-name' ),
    'section'  => 'brandrocket_logo_section',
    'settings' => 'brandrocket_logo',
) ) );

Saving the settings

$wp_customize->add_setting( 'setting_id', array(
  'type' => 'theme_mod', // or 'option'
) );
    // Register the settings
    $wp_customize->add_setting( 'my_setting', array(
        'default'        => 'some-default-value',
        'type'           => 'theme_mod',
        'capability'     => 'edit_theme_options',
    ) );
    // Add the controls
    $wp_customize->add_control( 'my_setting', array(
        'label'       => __( 'My custom control', 'theme-name' ),
        'section'     => 'my_section',
        'settings'    => 'my_setting',
        'type'        => 'text',
        'priority'    => 10
    ) );

Wordpress customiser API

Kirki

    // Add the controls
    $fields[] = array(
        'label'       => __( 'My custom control', 'theme-name' ),
        'section'     => 'my_section',
        'settings'    => 'my_setting',
        'type'        => 'text',
        'priority'    => 10,
        'default'     => 'some-default-value',
        'option_type' => 'theme_mod',
        'capability'  => 'edit_theme_options',
    );

WOW!

Some thoughts...

- It can potentially replace a series of plugins

- A library of easy copy-paste customiser settings

- The enhanced UX will make WP even more popular

on the effects of the new customiser

THANKS!

Steffen Gammelgaard

www.brandrocket.dk

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