It seems by default WordPress provides fields for site-title and tagline.

I understand how to add (for example) the option to chose a logo, adding add_theme_support( 'custom-logo' ); to the functions.php file. However, how do I add fields for 'company name' and 'company division' or for any text field that is not already part of the WordPress theme support?

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You'll have to add your own customizer controls to achieve that.

So for example, if you want to add Company Name, you can use this code:

function my_register_additional_customizer_settings( $wp_customize ) {
            'default' => '',
            'type' => 'option', // you can also use 'theme_mod'
            'capability' => 'edit_theme_options'

    $wp_customize->add_control( new WP_Customize_Control(
            'label'      => __( 'Company name', 'textdomain' ),
            'description' => __( 'Description for your field', 'textdomain' ),
            'settings'   => 'my_company_name',
            'priority'   => 10,
            'section'    => 'title_tagline',
            'type'       => 'text',
    ) );
add_action( 'customize_register', 'my_register_additional_customizer_settings' );

PS. Here you can find more docs regarding this topic: Theme Customization API


This is all part of the Customizer API; you'll create a section, add a setting to the section, then add a controller to the setting. Once complete you'll show it on your theme using get_theme_mod()

For your example, you would add the 'company name' to the Customizer like so:

function mytheme_customize_register( $wp_customize ) {

    $wp_customize->add_section( 'mytheme_company_section' , array(
        'title'      => __( 'Additional Company Info', 'mytheme' ),
        'priority'   => 30,

    $wp_customize->add_setting( 'mytheme_company-name', array());
    $wp_customize->add_control( new WP_Customize_Control(
                'label'      => __( 'Company Name', 'mytheme' ),
                'section'    => 'mytheme_company_section',
                'settings'   => 'mytheme_company-name',
                'priority'   => 1

    // ..repeat ->add_setting() and ->add_control() for mytheme_company-division
add_action( 'customize_register', 'mytheme_customize_register' );

Then to show this dynamic value in the theme, you'd go into a file like header.php or wherever you want it, and use:

echo get_theme_mod( "mytheme_company-name" );
  • Hmm... Wouldn't option be a better choice for settings like company name? Commented Jul 30, 2018 at 19:02
  • I've assumed he's working on a theme, not a plugin. A very good point made though. Commented Jul 30, 2018 at 19:06
  • Well, even if it is a theme, then you don't need to save it as a theme - Company name won't change very often. And since Site name is stored as an option... That's my way of reasoning in this case... :) But it's a detail, I guess :) Commented Jul 30, 2018 at 19:46

Here's my take on a custom text menu setting to put in a footer, for example, using a default value as well:

function theme_footer_copyright( $wp_customize ) {
    $wp_customize->add_setting( 'footer_copyright_setting', array(
        'default' => 'With ❤ from Prague', //default value of setting
    $wp_customize->add_section( 'footer_copyright_section', array(
        'title' => __( 'Footer Copyright', 'textdomain' ), //title of customizer menu section
        'priority' => 20, //order of display
    $wp_customize->add_control( new WP_Customize_Control( $wp_customize, 'footer_copyright_control', array(
        'label' => __(' Copyright Text', 'textdomain' ), //label of the setting itself
        'section' => 'footer_copyright_section',
        'settings' => 'footer_copyright_setting',
add_action( 'customize_register', 'theme_footer_copyright' );

Then to show it in theme (and the default value) use:

<?php echo get_theme_mod('footer_copyright', 'With ❤ from Prague'); ?>

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