‘Customizer’ Videos

  • Andrew Taylor: Dynamic Customizer: The JavaScript API

    Andrew Taylor: Dynamic Customizer: The JavaScript API

    WordCamp Miami 2018Speaker: Andrew Taylor

    January 22, 2019 — When working with the WordPress customizer folks tend to create items in PHP. In this session we will look at the customizer JavaScript API to implement dynamic settings, allowing us to bring live preview to complex settings.

  • Christina Hills: Beginner's Day - How To Use The Customizer

    Christina Hills: Beginner’s Day – How To Use The Customizer

    WordCamp Los Angeles 2018Speaker: Christina Hills

    December 13, 2018 — Customizer is a great tool that many themes leverage to make editing the appearance and styles of your site easy. Christina will cover the basics of Customizer and how to leverage it to your advantage.

  • Jonny Allbut: Using Customizer for Custom Content

    Jonny Allbut: Using Customizer for Custom Content

    WordCamp Bristol 2017Speaker: Jonny Allbut

    September 24, 2018 — When you need editability in various common (or uncommon!) areas of a website, it can be hard to decide how to deploy this. Do you widgetize it, create a custom options page, add custom fields to a page, use custom post types – there are a-lot of different strategies! When we need this kind of functionality on sites that we build, we’ve tried them all! I’ll demonstrate what I think is the nicest way – by using the Theme Customizer API you can deliver a great user experience, and even a live preview for the client… it’s sexy 😉

  • Anthony Hortin: Developing for the WordPress Customizer

    Anthony Hortin: Developing for the WordPress Customizer

    WordCamp Brisbane 2017Speaker: Anthony Hortin

    August 9, 2018 — Anthony plans to show you how you can add Customizer functionality into your theme (or plugin). He’ll cover creating Customizer Panels, Sections, Settings and Controls, including making use of the default Core Controls, and also creating your own Custom Controls.

    He’ll also show the various ways in which you can update the Live Preview for your Customizer settings, and lastly, how to make use of your Customizer settings in your theme.

  • Csaba Varszegi: Benefit from the WordPress Customizer

    Csaba Varszegi: Benefit from the WordPress Customizer

    WordCamp Antwerp 2018Speaker: Csaba Varszegi

    April 2, 2018 — The Customizer is a great tool to live preview changes to a WordPress site. And it is becoming even more: what about a staging environment or a real WYSIWYG experience for editing content?
    It is time to benefit from what the Customizer has to offer. In this presentation I will try to give some examples of how you as a web developer as well as your client or user can take advantage from well-known and less well-known features of the Customizer. You can offer your users/clients controlled flexibility and ease of use when customizing their site and at the same time benefit from the available features with regard to long-term support and client satisfaction.

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  • Weston Ruter: Building with JavaScript in the Customizer

    Weston Ruter: Building with JavaScript in the Customizer

    WordCamp US 2017Speaker: Weston Ruter

    December 10, 2017 — This year’s heavy focus in core has been on WordPress’s next generation Gutenberg editor. With the call to learn JavaScript deeply, it’s no surprise that Gutenberg is written in a JavaScript-first architecture. Once Gutenberg and its building blocks are in core, focus will broaden to then include Customizer. The Customizer was the first JavaScript single-page application in WordPress (added in 3.4). With the focus transition from Editor to Customizer, while keeping a JavaScript-first mindset, it is important for contributors and plugin authors that the Customizer’s JavaScript API be demystified to facilitate the integration of the new block editing interfaces. In my talk I’ll delve into the inner workings of the Customizer JS API, show how to use React to build custom controls in the Customizer, and demonstrate how to use the Customizer to preview changes to sites that use React-based themes—including previewing changes on headless REST API-driven sites.

  • Ajay Coletta: Moving Beyond The Customizer

    Ajay Coletta: Moving Beyond The Customizer

    WordCamp Rhode Island 2017Speaker: Ajay Coletta

    October 17, 2017 — So you made changes to your WordPress theme using the built-in Customizer, but you would like the ability to make more changes to the look & feel of your theme, well this session is for you.

    I will discuss the benefits of creating & modifying Child themes and show you how you can easily inspect and modify the css styles that control the bulk of overall design.

    And if you want to dig deeper into theme customization, I will discuss the benefits of starter/foundational themes like Genesis.

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  • Paul Barthmaier: Plug In To The Customizer

    Paul Barthmaier: Plug In To The Customizer

    WordCamp Lehigh Valley 2017Speaker: Paul Barthmaier

    October 17, 2017 — I am cultivating a number of classes which use the Customizer API beyond the typical theme settings. I’ve also begun to build custom controls to allow for further customization of the Customizer. In this talk, I’d like to walk thru how to use the API, demonstrate the existing tools available and then show how to expand on them to better suit your specific needs.

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

    Andrew Taylor: A Better User Experience With The WordPress Customizer

    WordCamp Seattle 2016Speaker: Andrew Taylor

    October 12, 2017 — 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 to use the Customizer to improve the user experience for theme and plugin settings, explore how the Customizer has evolved, and look at the future of the Customizer.

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  • Dominik Schilling: Customizer – Make it Live

    Dominik Schilling: Customizer – Make it Live

    WordCamp Bern 2017Speaker: Dominik Schilling

    October 3, 2017 — The customizer is all about site management with a powerful live preview, so gone should be the days where clients have to save something without knowing what they actually have changed. Should be. There are still projects in the wild that don’t leverage the customizer. Let’s change that! In this talk I want to start with the fundamentals of the customizer and quickly jump into demonstrating how easy it is to add live preview to anything with all the specialized controls.

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