i am building a theme for WordPress and i have set all the get theme mods and everything works fine.

Now my question is related to the options. I have a get_the_mod which has a type=>textarea in customizer.php but i want to add a type=>checkbox also.

I want to write a comditional like if the checkbox is selected then show the textarea option otherwise not my get_theme_mod is like

         <?php if (get_theme_mod('footer_tauthor') != ""){
     echo get_theme_mod('footer_tauthor');
 } else {
     echo 'Website Runs on openBlogger by <a href="yo.com">YOyo</a>';

what i can do to make it check box first, then text area if selected by user. the customizer control is like

$wp_customize->add_control( new WP_Customize_Control( $wp_customize, 'footer_tauthor',
'label' => 'Update Footer Copyright Text',
'type' => 'textarea',
'section'  => 'site_footer',
'settings' => 'footer_tauthor',
) ) );

thanks in advance

1 Answer 1


you can define the conditional display on definition in PHP with that in the arguments array of footer_tauthor

$wp_customize->add_control( new WP_Customize_Control( $wp_customize, 'footer_tauthor',
        // other args ...
        "active_callback" => function ($control) {
            return $control->manager->get_setting("checkboxSettingName")->value();
) );
  • will you please elaborate your answer Aug 8, 2018 at 4:43
  • I edited my answer. Aug 8, 2018 at 4:46
  • what actually it does (code) in plain english i mean and also what checkboxsettingname represents Aug 8, 2018 at 4:48
  • edit your question to add the whole code that you use for registering the checkbox. Aug 8, 2018 at 5:07

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