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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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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Customizer JS API

Okay so I have been trying to educate myself to create new panels sections and controls dynamically using customizer's JS API. It has been frustrating few days and I was unable to get the exact way ...
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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 it Possible to Extend WP Customize JS Methods?

I’m wondering if it’s possible to extend the methods of the anonymous api object in wp-admin/js/customize-control.js. I need to overwrite one of these methods with my own custom logic but I suspect ...
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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 ( 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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Link to specific Customizer section

I've got a site with a few extra Customizer sections. Is there a way to link directly to these so that section open when the page loads? Something like ...
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How to adjust the Device Preview sizes used in the WP 4.5 Customizer?

WP 4.5 introduced the Device Preview in the Customizer and it's pretty easy to use. Click one of three icons and see your site at various (predetermined) sizes. The desktop version will always fill ...
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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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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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Allow Shortcode in Theme Customizer

All theme dev who follows the wp guidelines properly, now uses ability of default wp customizer to customize their themes, instead of making a different theme option section the admin panel. But what ...
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How do I remove a pre-existing customizer setting?

My theme doesn't use the tag line, how can I remove it from the customizer?
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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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Custom Image section in Customizer

So I have this Custom Section in the Customizer that controls the Feature Products on the Home Page. There all registered and so on but the problem I'm stuck on is when the client uploads one of the ...
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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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Allow anonymous user to access Themes Customizer

I created a theme and use Themes Customizer. Is there any way I can give anonymous users access to the themes customizer without the ability to save it? It will be very convenient in terms of user ...
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Get all registered wp theme customizer sections?

Is there a way to retrieve all the registered customizer sections? I'm building out a custom customizer and don't want other plugin or themes who register custom sections to appear on this page. I ...
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How to change the themes “Live Preview” url within the Appearance->Themes page?

I need a way to change the themes "Live Preview" url within the Appearance->Themes page? I want the themes thumbnails to link to a demo site showcasing the theme and not open the customizer. I looked ...
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Theme option : having the ability to select among several predefined headers

I'm in the process of creating my first theme, and I'm using Quark as a starter theme. I would like the theme to have various options, one being header selection. (let's say 5 different headers - ...
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Trigger Customizer saving process with Javascript only

I'm working on a custom theme that uses WordPress Customization API to let the user play with parts of the content of his website, basically the front-page which he can modify by adding/removing ...
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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 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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Custom editable content for front page from Theme Customizer

I developed a very basic theme with underscores. I am looking for custom editable content, or a changeable page, from the Theme Customizer for front-page.php. For example, when a user goes to ...
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SSL breaks customizer: page isn't returned from ajax

I have a WordPress install using a Comodo SSL certificate. I have the WordPress HTTPS plugin installed and I'm using the AZ theme, and the admin is set to load over HTTPS. So far so good. On the ...
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Internalize get_theme_mod CSS Into Stylesheet?

This code adds custom CSS selections from the theme customizer. What I hate about this code is that it outputs the style tags directly into the site's html, rather than tacking the selections onto my ...
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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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Is it possible to get a theme customizer setting from wp.customize using jquery?

I am wondering if it is possible to directly interop with the wp.customize api to get a value of a theme customizer setting. The way I am doing it now is using ajax to get a response from a php ...
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How to remove Customize from admin menu bar after WP 4.3

WordPress 4.3 brought more updates to the customizer. It also added a new option at the top admin menu bar that says 'Cusomize' and has a paintbrush. How can I disable this menu from showing up? We ...
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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 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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Theme Customizer - Dynamic CSS PHP File

I've recently switched over from using a custom class to enable a theme options panel to the built in Theme Customizer in Wordpress. All is going fairly well - I've got live preview working but I'm a ...
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Add a “loading” notice when Customizer is making changes

I really want to try and add an overlay and "loading" notice to the wordpress customizer when a change is made. For some of my larger theme changes that are made through the customizer, I am using ...
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Make Theme Options Native to Theme Customizer

With the native Theme Customization API it makes no sense to have an independent options panel. So how do I implement my code (below) into the Theme Customizer? Here is the code for my Theme ...
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Changes in widget customizer not triggering 'save and publish'

I'm making some of our widgets customiser friendly, so they work on the customise page and support widget previews. Usually when you update a widget the save button becomes usable and changes to 'save ...
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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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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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$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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How to get control choices from $setting object passed to sanitize_callback

Example Code Working with the Customizer API. Setting added (example) like so: $wp_customize->add_setting( 'theme_oenology_options[' . $option_parameter['name'] . ']', array( ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...