The WordPress Theme Customizer

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The WordPress Theme Customizer, introduced in WordPress 3.4, is a feature that allows users to customize their themes and see a live preview of the changes without having to toggle back and forth from the dashboard to the public-facing side of the site. In this series, we'll learn this API, and review a practical example of how to develop themes that incorporate a variety of controls as offered by the API.

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What is the WordPress Theme Customizer?

03:14

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

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1.1
What is the WordPress Theme Customizer?
03:14

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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


Preview for The WordPress Theme Customizer
Lessons:
12
Length:
1.5 hours
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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