theme-customizer is a set of classes introduced in 3.4 for customizing themes using a live ajax preview. Theme developers can use these classes for theme options.

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How To extend WP_Customize_Control

I'm looking for a way to add a new kind of control to the customize live preview panel. I have seen how to add new sections to the panel using add_action( 'customize_register'... The control I want ...
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Settings API vs Theme Customizer

When would it be appropriate to use the settings API, and when would it be better to use the theme customizer? Having Googled around all morning, I haven't been able to find any well considered and ...
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New WP_Customize API - how does it work under the hood?

I noticed that if you make changes trough the new "customize" feature, when you navigate on a different page within the iframe preview document, your changes still apply, even if they are unsaved. It ...
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Is it possible ( or advisable) to allow open access to the new theme customizer for potential clients?

I've been using the new theme customizer and it really has me thinking how awesome it would be to allow potential theme buyers/clients etc to play with the customizer for a demo theme (without being ...
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Theme customizer - settings order

If I add more than 5 Settings to a single section, the order of the settings gets weird. For example: // Link color $wp_customize->add_setting( 'tonal_'.$themeslug.'_settings[link_color1]', ...
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Is having multiple theme customizers for different pages possible?

If you have a theme that for instance has a blog, front page and misc pages is it possible to have more than one theme customizer, so that you can provide a live preview when editing styles? My theme ...
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Theme Customiser Image Control

I'm aware that one can add a control to the theme customiser to add an image. This control returns an image URL however, and I need its attachment ID, not the image URL. Where can I intercept or ...
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How WP_Customize_Background_Image_Control is supposed to work?

I'm trying to add a second background image function to my theme customizer with this code. // HTML Background Image $wp_customize->add_setting( 'html_background_image', array( ...
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get_option() vs get_theme_mod(): Why is one slower?

I've been using get_theme_mod() for some time in various projects of mine. I decided to take advantage of the Theme Customization API in WordPress v3.4 once it was available as I felt it was an ...
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View category in the preview of Theme Customizer

I am building a theme which Theme customizer changes colors, sizes, etc. and has also the option to choose a category and style that category specifically. How can I display that category in the ...
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How to remove the Theme Customization Button from the dashboard and themes options page?

In my Wordpress theme that I've currently been building I do not take advantage of the Wordpress Theme Customization API. As much as I would like too, I've invested far too much time into my own ...
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How to Save Different Settings Options Using Settings API and/or the Theme Optimizer

I would like to allow users to save different versions in the options panel using the Settings API and/or the Theme Optimzer. For instance, imagine that I have styled my site using via an admin panel ...
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Get entered value of customiser field for live preview

As per the codex, this question an probably any tutorial on the theme customiser out there, you get the value of a customiser field with the following code: ( function( $ ) { //Update site ...
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Is it possible to display the admin bar while in the Theme Customizer?

I've been using Debug Bar + Kint Debugger for debugging. Presently I'm working on a custom theme where I'm trying to hook some code into customize_save_after. The code doesn't appear to be running ...
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How to add default images into theme customizer image control?

I am trying to figure out how I can pre-load a theme customizer image control with images I have selected. Is their a way to point the control to a directory so they automatically show up in the ...
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How do I implement the Wordpress Iris picker into my plugin on the front-end?

This question here is asking the same question as I am, but there were no adequate answers nor a selected correct answer so I am asking again hoping if I ask in a more coherent manner I might get a ...
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Adding a description to theme customizer controls

How could I add a description to $wp_customize->add_control? I've found I really need to include a short description on some of the controls but it doesn't look like it's possible. I noticed you ...
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How to execute conditional script when on new customize.php (Theme Customize) screen

The new "Customize" theme screen is a welcome addition in WordPress 3.4, however, I find it conflicts with my method of loading scripts loaded in the footer: In functions.php if(!is_admin()) { /* ...
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$wp_customize customizer_preview_init not firing inside javascript

I'm trying hook the customizer_preview_init action in order to trigger live preview of the changes I'm making in the customizer. However, my first test is failing. I'm just trying to get an alert to ...
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Use default value of wp_customizer in theme_mod output?

Is there a way to output the default value of a wp_customize text field type using the echo get_theme_mod (); without actually going in the Theme Customizer, modifying something and then saving it? ...
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How do I conditionally enqueue stylesheets or scripts in theme customizer settings?

I'm developing a new WordPress theme and I'm at the point where I'm adding theme customizer options. Most of them have been surprisingly easy to implement, but I'm stumped on a couple of important ...
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Modify Javascript Configuration Options for Theme Customizer Colour Picker

I've started fully integrating the Wordpress Theme Customisation API into my Wordpress theme and it's phenomenal. One issue I've encountered is that including the default colour picker is great, but I ...
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Edit a different page in WP Customizer

I'm working with Customizer's incredible options, and so far so good, it's really powerful and does everything I want. However, I'd like to extend it, so instead of editing only the main page, I want ...
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How to load some jquery code to make validation in the theme customizer?

i am tring to load some jquery code to make validation in the theme customizer. i have created 10 checkboxes to show some info. but i want to limited the user to choose only 5 checkboxes. so i have ...
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Responsive Images - Generating multiple images from Theme Customizer control upload?

So, after poking around in the code it looks like the filter image_make_intermediate_size is not called by the various WP_Customize_Control() classes at either WP_Customize_Image_Control() or it's ...
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In the new Theme Customizer API, how to send a value from the front back to the admin panel?

I'm digging a bit into the new Theme Customizer API, in particular into the javascript one, and what I find is delighting. I've managed to add my own custom parameters, and I also have the javascript ...
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Theme Customizer changes are dissappearing when change page

An example option i am using: // Layout $wp_customize->add_setting( $themeslug.'_settings[layout]', array( 'default' => 'content-sidebar', 'type' => 'option', ...
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With WP 3.4 customizer, while using postMessage & working within your JS for one option, can you retrieve current value for another option?

I'm currently working with this awesome article by Otto: http://ottopress.com/2012/how-to-leverage-the-theme-customizer-in-your-own-themes/ For my question, I have two separately registered settings, ...
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Allow anonymous user to access Themes Customizer

i create a themes and use themes customizer, is there any way i can give anonymous user access to themes customizer without ability to save it? it will be very convenience in term of user experience ...
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Customizer preview doesn't update get_option() value properly

I have a setting in index.php if(get_option('cb2_blog_home')){ cb_get_blog_links(); } This code allows the home page blog index to be turned on and off. The cb_get_blog_links() function draws ...
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Crop image from get_theme_mod Customizer field

I'm using the following code to allow a user to upload a custom image (in addition to header image) through the customizer. Is there a way to crop the image when displaying it? ...
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How do I remove a pre-exising customizer setting?

My theme doesn't use the tag line, how can I remove it from the customizer?
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How to check if I am inside the WP Theme Customizer preview?

I have some elements showing on the home page that I do not want to display in the Theme Customizer preview window. Is there a simple check in PHP that I can use for that ? For example: <img ...
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Way to check if we are in Theme Customizer mode? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to execute conditional script when on new customize.php (Theme Customize) screen Is there a Conditional Tag, or any other method, that we can use to check if we are ...
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How do I add customize_register action AFTER adding a custom taxonomy

customize_register only works with the customize_register hook, and regardless of what hook I use to add the custom taxonomy, it always happens after customize_register. (I want to loop through the ...
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Input ordering in wordpress theme customizer

I'm trying to add custom fields to the wordpress theme customizer for the theme that I'm creating. $wp_customize->add_section( 'sometheme_theme_customization_section', array( ...
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create drop down menu in theme customizer from custom db

what i am trying to do is create drop down menu in theme customizer from custom db i have created. db name "students". in the db i have only the id and the name. i want to show all students names in ...
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Unable to pass variable on theme cusomizer add_settings()

I have theme options saved as serialized data. And I have named the option name by getting theme name. $theme = wp_get_theme(); $settings = sanitize_title($theme).'-options'; // do not change! But ...
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Loop get_theme_mod

I've got a bunch of customizer settings set up Rather than calling individual get_theme_mod statements for each setting individually, is there a way to simplify it to loop thru them without having to ...
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Theme Customization API options on install

I'm working on a theme that use the WordPress Theme Customization API. Everything is working as it should, except on initial theme install. Some of my options need to be set straight away on theme ...
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Customizer: When to use customize_preview_init VS customize_controls_enqueue_scripts

There appears to be some conflicts between the codex and the twentyfourteen theme code with respect to which action to hook to load your live preview .js (ex: customizer.js) In the twentyfourteen ...
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Using an if statement in the theme customizer page

I am slowly but surely chipping away at my first wordpress theme. I tried to make all of the aesthetics have different options, but well categorized so it is not overwhelming. So in my theme ...
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Get attachment id from WP Customizer

The WP Customizer's WP_Customize_Image_Control returns the attachment's URL, but I need the ID because I want to output the image like this: echo wp_get_attachment_image( $user_logo_id, ...
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Adding Controls to Theme Customizer If Certain Page Template is Active

How to Conditionally add controls on Theme Customizer panel. Conditional like is_page() or is_page_template() obviously does/will not work because the page is being shown is customize.php. Code ...
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I am trying to use the Theme Customization API but I keep getting an error

This is the error: Call to a member function check_capabilities() on a non-object in /home/content/54/11786754/html/wp-includes/class-wp-customize-control.php on line 161 and this is my code in ...
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How to instantiate customize_save_after callback function?

I have to do some custom operations after settings are saved in the customizer. It looks like the callback function isn't invoked. What am I doing wrong? Something to do with the Ajax status of the ...
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How to modify default controls in Wordpress theme customizer

I'm trying modify the default control in the wordpress theme customizer specifically the action for the close button. By default clicking it will make you go back to the themes page, but I want it to ...
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Binding Serialized Setting to JS for Realtime Response

I'm stuck in a situation. I'm developing a theme where I'm using the wordpress theme-customizer to build the settings page. I'm using the serialized method, something like this: ...
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How to use rgba color from theme customizer color picker

I'm creating a wordpress theme and in that I am using the theme customizer to allow users to change the accent color of my theme. Now everything is working fine but few of my elements need to have the ...
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WP_Customize_Image_Control generating error when used

I'm adding some customisation controls for my theme, but I've hit a snag with the WP_Customize_Image_Control class. The control is showing, but whenever I try and upload an image I receive the ...