Theme Customizer Tutorial

Why the Theme Customizer?

Modern Themes has taken initiatives to start using native WordPress options so that WordPress users are not locked into our themes, and can benefit from using the core options. If users know exactly where to go each time, they will find using Worpdress a much more desirable experience.

One of the more useful features of WordPress themes is the Theme Customizer. The theme customizer was introduced in WordPress version 3.4. It allows for an editing environment where theme options can be tried by the administrator before being applied to the live site. Instead of creating our own Theme Options page that comes loaded with features the user may never use, Modern Themes sticks to the native WordPress Theme Customizer and only includes the features that need to be customized for the site.

  • The WordPress Theme Customizer improves the way in which users work with themes
  • The Theme Customizer can also improve how themes are customized and tweaked within WordPress.  No more making a change and refreshing!
  • WordPress users can now push ahead with this new way of modifying themes as the WordPress Theme Customizer does not require developers to change the interaction of the Settings API.