Free Preview: The WordPress Theme Customizer

Why Does It Benefit Us?

07:08

Why Does It Benefit Us?

In this lesson we're going to talk about exactly why and how the Theme Customizer benefits us both as theme designers, and theme developers. In doing this, we'll be taking a look at the Settings API as well as the Theme Customizer API.

We'll take a look at the following themes as examples:

Ultimately, we look at how we can narrow the gap between what the user sees, what the user configures, and how the blog looks which greatly contributes to a better user experience.

1.An Introduction To The WordPress Theme Customizer
2 lessons, 10:22

Free Preview
1.1
What is the WordPress Theme Customizer?
03:14

Free Preview
1.2
Why Does It Benefit Us?
07:08

2.The Sections, Settings, and Controls of the WordPress Theme Customizer
1 lesson, 05:29

2.1
Understanding Sections, Settings, and Controls
05:29

3.The First Steps of Theme Development
3 lessons, 22:15

3.1
Setting Up Apache, MySQL, and PHP
09:55

3.2
Preparing Our IDE
05:41

3.3
Starting Theme Development
06:39

4.Implementing The Theme Customizer
3 lessons, 31:13

4.1
Implementing Our First Setting
13:19

4.2
A Methodology For Sections, Settings, and Controls
05:20

4.3
Our Next Settings
12:34

5.Advanced Controls of the Theme Customizer
3 lessons, 20:33

5.1
Advanced Controls: The Color Picker
04:42

5.2
Advanced Controls: Customize Image, Customize Upload
09:46

5.3
Advanced Controls: A Survey of the Theme Customizer
06:05


About Tom McFarlin
Tom is a self-employed developer who loves writing, building, and sharing WordPress-based projects. He runs Pressware where he provides WordPress goods and services. You can follow him on Twitter.
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