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I have been attempting to create a theme reset button for the theme customizer that automatically removes all of the theme_mod settings. I have tried multiple ways to do this and have never been able to get it to work. As seen here.

After multiple failed attempts using the remove_theme_mods approach I begin to wonder if that is my problem other than the ajax and javascript being faulty and not properly binding the button.

Since I save all defaults into one big array so when my theme is installed it automatically has values populated on the theme customizer page, and the theme has a specific look... I was thinking I could try a different approach to instead remove the theme settings I just over ride them, maybe with a custom control? Possibly by somehow assigning these default values to all settings? I really hope someone can help me get this going. If you have any ideas I would appreciate it very very much.

Here is an example of how I assign the default values for the theme:

function newtheme_get_theme_mods() {

$defaults = array(

        'newtheme_responsive'                 => true,

        'newtheme_hero_title'                 => 'Beautiful and Elegant',

        'newtheme_hero_description'           => 'The best theme in the world',

                'newtheme_header_logo'                => '/wp-content/themes/newtheme/img/logo.png',

                'newtheme_header_background_color'    => 'rgba(35,35,35, 0.9)'

    return $defaults;

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So in your theme setting page do something like this:

if( isset( $_REQUEST['resetl_all'] ) ){
    call_reset_function(); // or newtheme_get_theme_mods function (I guess)                      
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Thank you for the suggestion. I attempted to change the remove theme mods to your suggestion of the function that returns the defaults, and I still am having the same issue. So I am starting to think that maybe the issue really is that the button isn't binding to the function properly. I still can not get it to bind properly so I think I am just going to give up on this feature all together. – user1632018 May 16 '13 at 20:45
try to print something when button pressed lilke if(isset($_REQUEST['button_name'])){echo 'button clicked';} – Noor Ahmad Feroozi May 17 '13 at 9:48

this will removes all of the theme_mod settings

function reset_newtheme_options() { 
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Some explanation would be great. – Nilambar Jun 23 '15 at 11:12

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