In this talk we will explore how the Customizer has evolved and focus in on the newer parts of the Customizer in depth.
Settings API (the old way)
The WordPress Customizer (the better way)
refresh vs. postMessage
Widgets in the Customizer
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.
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.
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]
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.
September 27, 2015 — Přednáška Tomasze Dziudy na téma Discovering the capabilities of the Theme Customizer API.
June 27, 2015 — In this presentation learn just how easy it is to integrate the WordPress customizer into your themes. Also explore ways to extend the customizer to make it do more than what’s available out of the box.
June 25, 2015 — Mit Version 4.0 wurden diverse Veränderungen und Erweiterungen hinzugefügt. Gleichzeitig hat sich der Customizer als zentrales Kontrollelement für Themes etabliert. Wieso sollte man ihn also nicht für weitere Control-Anforderungen nutzen und anbieten? Der Customizer als Standard für den User für diverse Anforderungen.
June 22, 2015 — Using the theme customizer – Merrill Mayer
An overview of the theme customizer API and how to build it into your themes.
Falling in Love with Sass for WordPress — Frederick Meyer
Learn why Sass, the CSS preprocessor, is better than vanilla CSS for complex projects, based on two key qualities of Sass: 1. It’s DRYer, and 2. It’s dynamic. The talk describes these benefits with reference to a complex real-life client project: creating a user-managed WordPress theme generator, with widths, color scheme, typography, etc., all changeable as Sass variables, compiling to one clean custom CSS stylesheet with no extra “theme options” DB calls.
Using Composer and WordPress — Kalen Johnson
Composer has taken the PHP community by storm, allowing projects to easily integrate PHP packages with their projects. Although WordPress doesn’t (yet) use autoloading and Composer, that doesn’t mean we as developer’s don’t have to. We walk through what Composer is, how to use it, then see how we can integrate it with our own WordPress projects, whether that’s a theme, plugin, or an entire WordPress site.