‘Customizer’ Videos

  • Tim Bouchard: Customize All The Things

    Tim Bouchard: Customize All The Things

    WordCamp Buffalo 2016Speaker: Tim Bouchard

    November 9, 2016 — Showing how to setup and register custom sections and field types for the Customizer. Will have an example site setup and snippets to go over the functions and how they interact with each other. It will be a “how to get started” style talk geared towards developers looking for ways to do global content fields and template style updates using the Customizer.

  • Anthony Skelton: Rediscover Theme Settings With The Customizer

    Anthony Skelton: Rediscover Theme Settings With The Customizer

    WordCamp Sacramento 2016Speaker: Anthony Skelton

    November 2, 2016 — The topic will cover an introduction to working with the WordPress Customizer in Theme Development. It will cover a range of topics to get people going, including:

    Setting up your theme for the Customizer
    Add To / Remove default Customizer Sections
    Add custom Panels, Sections, Settings, and Controls
    Basic and Advanced Control Types
    Output settings on the front end
    4.6 Validate Callbacks
    Tips for workflow and dry coding
    The future of the Customizer
    We’ll also examine the Customizer method properties, including:

    Type: ThemeMod vs Option and why
    Transport: Refresh vs postMessage
    Sanitization: Built in and custom
    Callbacks: WordPress basic and Custom callbacks

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  • WordPress TV Shortz Episode 2

    WordPress TV Shortz Episode 2

    Speaker: John Parkinson

    October 8, 2016 — Episode 2 recaps the Polyglots announcement of Global WordPress Translation Day, the ZIP file issue with the Plugin Team.

    Then the focus is on the Mobile Teams announcement of the WordPress version 6.0 Android app RC 1 and the Design Team request for testers for the Customizers add theme features.

  • Nick Halsey: Make Site Management Easy with Live Preview in the Customizer

    Nick Halsey: Make Site Management Easy with Live Preview in the Customizer

    WordCamp Los Angeles 2016Speaker: Nick Halsey

    September 26, 2016 — Live preview, via the customizer, is the best way to make site management easy for your clients and in your products. Anything can be live previewed out of the box, and with a little work, the live preview experience can become instant and compelling. WordPress core comes with several advanced Customizer controls that developers can use with only a few lines of code. There’s a color control, a media control with support for anything from images and audio to PDFs, and most importantly, the ability to create your own custom controls based off of these.

    We’ll see how easy it is to leverage these specialized controls in themes and plugins, and show how you can extend them to build advanced custom controls without starting from scratch. I’ll also explain postMessage and Selective Refresh, and show you how to use them to make site management fun for your clients.

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  • Andrew Taylor: A Better User Experience With The WordPress Customizer

    Andrew Taylor: A Better User Experience With The WordPress Customizer

    WordCamp Boston 2016Speaker: Andrew Taylor

    August 3, 2016 — With all the buzz around the REST API maybe it’s been awhile since you took a look at WordPress core’s JavaScript-driven single page application (SPA), the Customizer.

    In this talk we will explore how the Customizer has evolved and focus in on the newer parts of the Customizer in depth.

    TALK OUTLINE

    Settings API (the old way)
    The WordPress Customizer (the better way)
    JavaScript Inline Docs
    refresh vs. postMessage
    Widgets in the Customizer
    Selective Refresh

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  • Dave Green: Building Themes Using The WP Customizer

    Dave Green: Building Themes Using The WP Customizer

    WordCamp Manchester 2015Speaker: Dave Green

    December 18, 2015 — If you’re not already using the customiser to add custom ‘options’ into your themes, then this talk will help you get started! Dave will cover the fundamentals of getting your theme ready for customiser action before showing you how to add settings, controls, sections and panels. Then the talk will touch on more advanced topics such as enabling live updates to preview your changes, exercising control over your website’s colours and finally how to add your own custom controls for more advanced input options.

  • Dave Green: Building Themes Using The WordPress Customizer

    Dave Green: Building Themes Using The WordPress Customizer

    WordCamp Manchester 2015Speaker: Dave Green

    December 17, 2015 — This WordCamp Manchester 2015 presentation by Dave Green covers the fundamentals of creating WordPress themes using the customizer including the fundamentals of getting your theme ready, adding controls, sections, settings and panels.

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  • Steffen Gammelgaard: Theme Customiser - Utilizing the Live Preview Options for Themes

    Steffen Gammelgaard: Theme Customiser – Utilizing the Live Preview Options for Themes

    WordCamp Denmark 2015Speaker: Steffen Gammelgaard

    December 9, 2015 — In this presentation you will learn why the Theme Customiser is an awesome tool to create better user experiences in Wordpress themes.

    We also take a deeper look into the Customiser control room and asses the many wonderful possibilities this options system provides such as:

    – Color customisation
    – Menu layouts
    – Logo and icon upload
    – [Fill in with your imagination]

    Difficulty: Intermediate

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  • WP 101 Session

    WP 101 Session

    WordCamp Philly 2015

    November 23, 2015 — Appearance, Themes, Customizer, Menus, Header, Background.

  • Weston Ruter: The Impact Of The Customizer

    Weston Ruter: The Impact Of The Customizer

    WordCamp Portland 2015Speaker: Weston Ruter

    November 22, 2015 — The Customizer is WordPress’s framework for live previewing changes to a site. Live preview gives confidence to those who would otherwise lack it when making a change: it gives freedom to experiment and explore, without a negative “save and surprise” experience which discourages users from trying to make future changes. This talk will explore how the Customizer can improve the site management experience for users by looking at unique applications of the Customizer that are currently possible and also by looking at what is planned for the Customizer in the future of WordPress core.

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