WordPress Theme Customization API Tutorial – Part 1

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Learn how to incorporate the awesome WordPress Theme Customization API into your theme. This WordPress API allows for users to modify your theme from the backend. Possibilities include: changing colors, stylesheets, text, images, files, and so on.

This method is a native alternative to custom theme option panels and plugins. It is pretty awesome.

Video by Austin of AwfulMedia.com.

On the Codex:
https://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Customization_API

Seriously, check out the Codex.

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Comments

Andrew Chason says:

If you’re not intimidated by HTML/CSS/PHP and know about the powerful
voodoo that can be brewed inside the functions.php file of your custom
Wordpress theme; you’ll want to watch these videos.

The man himself from Awful Media lays out how to start adding new fields to
the Theme Customizer; allowing you to automate subprocesses and empower
your users.

We’ve finished the series and our new Framework Theme (NorthBend) is
looking SHARP!

John Joseph says:

Nice tutorial.. 

Ruth Rojas says:

Thank you so much. This exactly what I’m looking for. AWESOME.

Thomas Liebe says:

u mike tyson?

Bobby Bryant says:

What do you mean by localize? I’m referring to the __ section at 6:45?

Ted Weddell says:

I can’t express how much I appreciate this series. Thanks so much!

Cengiz Gören says:

hi there how much would it cost to create me themes from existing themes
with change of some specific funktions and layout changes. 

br3wskee says:

I see Theme on my side panel but i dont see Theme Options. Help

krim belkacem says:

this is a huge series i’am glad that you’re doing this may be you could do
also setting api series also best wordpress series in the web

Madrid Ista says:

It’s Sublime text editor.

b.b. rodriguez says:

what text editor are you using?

markj287 says:

That was pretty awesome stuff! This could also be done with a custom theme
options

Jason McColly says:

Love this series. Following along nicely! Keep up the hard work.

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