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.
August 14, 2014 — Taylor Buley of Parade.com presents how his team uses the theme customizer to make editorial changes on the fly.
May 24, 2014 — The Customizer has been around since WordPress 3.4, yet it is one of the most unknown and under appreciated features around. This session starts out with learning what the Customizer is, from where users can access it, and why it is so awesome. It then proceeds to theme mods, the Customizer API, how to integrate it in your themes and plugins, and dive into how you can extend existing functionality. Finally it covers some tutorials and example implementations, what default themes do with it, and how _s encourages its use.